Anna Lea Hucht at ARCH / Athens

Anna Lea Hucht  / Trembling Curtain


5 Gkoura street
Athens 10558


Images: courtesy of the artist and Meyer Riegger
Photographs by Paris Tavitian

ARCH is pleased to announce the exhibition Trembling Curtain by Anna Lea Hucht (b. 1980 Germany).

Anna Lea Hucht’s work comprises of meticulous drawings of interiors, still-lives and figures, as well as ceramic sculptures.

Bellow follow excerpts from a commissioned text to be published in the catalogue accompanying the exhibition, written by Rowena Hughes:

“Hovering between quotidian scenes and an otherworldly realm, the paintings create a pleasingly ambiguous zone in which our imaginations can play. The precisely painted flotsam of a contemporary life – things that float daily around our windowsills and desks – appear so utterly familiar, yet as these interiors open out onto the infinity of night skies stuffed with stars, they become imbued with an intimate magic. 

We intuit that the everyday objects so lovingly portrayed have a deep significance that we only glimpse obliquely, with scenes subtly hinting towards unknowable stories of longing and loss and tenderness.

The sculptures and paintings show us two complementary facets of a creative mind. The ceramics convey the confident gaze of the expert observer boldly facing outwards towards the exterior world, and the paintings acutely explore an interior imagination that appears to require nurturing and protection. The ceramics are like robust guardians keeping a watchful eye over the sensitivity of the paintings to make sure nobody hurts their feelings. They seem to send a warning: don’t mistake the paintings’ diminutive size and delicacy for timidity or lack of power.”

Solo Shows: (What are you doing the rest of your life?, Meyer Riegger, Berlin (DE) (2020); Galerie der Stadt Backnang (DE) curated by Martin Schick (2019);Bonner Kunstpreis 2015, Anna Lea Hucht, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn (DE) curated by Christoph Schreier (2016); Meyer Riegger, Berlin (DE) (2013); Anna Lea Hucht, Aquarelle und Zeichnungen, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf (CH) curated by Anna Wesle (2011); Anna Lea Hucht, Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz (DE) curated by Natalie de Ligt (2009); Anna Lea Hucht, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn (DE) curated by Christina Végh (2009); Horst-Janssen-Museum, Oldenburg (DE) (2008); Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe (DE) (2008)
Group shows (selection): Schimmer, Galerie Hengevoss-Dürkop, Hamburg (DE) curated by Nadine Fecht (2024); Schimmer, Galerie Martin Mertens, Berlin (DE) curated by Nadine Fecht (2023); SPLENDOR, Rathausgalerie Kunsthalle, München (DE) curated by Johannes Muggenthaler (2021); A Means To An End, Meyer Riegger, Berlin (DE) (2020); Stillleben #apfelundbirne, Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe (DE) (2020); Love. Hate. Debate., ING Art Centre, Brussels (BE) (2019); Come together, Meyer Riegger, Berlin (DE) (2019); Endoscopia, Part 1 and 2, Galerie Bernd Kugler, Innsbruck (AT) (2014); A drawing that illustrates my last show at Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe (DE) (2013); Jean-Luc Blanc, Opera Rock,, CAPC Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux (FR) curated by Alexis Vaillant (2013); Folkwang Museum Essen (DE) (2011); James Ensor – Schrecken ohne Ende, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal (DE) (2008).

Grants, awards etc. (selection): Kunstfond NEUSTARTplus-Stipendium 2023, Bonn (2022), Bonner Kunstpreis 2015, Bonn (2015), Keramik-Förderpreis der Majolika-Stiftung für Kunst-und Kulturförderung, Karlsruhe (2012), HAP-Grieshaber-Preis der VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn (2011), Horst-Janssen-Grafikpreis der Claus Hüppe-Stiftung, Oldenburg, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, FR (2008) Opening March 6th, 2024 (7-9 PM)