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Sonja Gerdes Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. Air for Free. Uncertainty. Absurdity. You look at it but it doesn’t exist. Anahata. Vishuda rising. Unpredictability.

Cirrus 2017


Sonja Gerdes Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. Air for Free. Uncertainty. Absurdity. You look at it but it doesn’t exist. Anahata. Vishuda rising. Unpredictability.

March 25 - May 27, 2017 Opening Reception: March 25, 6 - 8pm Cirrus Gallery 2011 S. Santa Fe Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90021

Cirrus 2017


Sonja Gerdes Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. Air for Free. Uncertainty. Absurdity. You look at it but it doesn’t exist. Anahata. Vishuda rising. Unpredictability. Cirrus Gallery is pleased to present Sonja Gerdes’ Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. Air for Free. Uncertainty. Absurdity. You look at it but it doesn’t exist. Anahata. Vishuda rising. Unpredictability. This is the artist’s first exhibition with Cirrus Gallery. For her solo exhibition, Sonja Gerdes presents sculpture, video, photography and writings that not only probe our disdainful relationship to the environment, but consider the convergence of technology and organic life, and the malleable, amorphous mind as a means to create and embark upon a utopian future. The exhibition takes as its starting point, Gerdes’ preoccupation with the accessibility of air – an invisible substance that is in every crevice of our surroundings, and despite the various contaminants modernity has introduced, continues to bestow us with life. In considering our rapport with oxygen, Gerdes suggests the use of a science-fiction concept, Oxygenenergizer (OE), which creates energy through air. The notion of a mechanism that runs purely on air, presents an alternative approach to the environment, and in its absurdity, suggests the fluidity and liberation of thought as a possibility in addressing change.

Oxygenenergizer takes various forms and personas within the exhibition. In the main gallery, we see Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. You look at it but it doesn’t exist., an installation of unique bronze, ceramic and metal sculptures entwined with wool and fragments of industrial objects. Through shifting configurations of the works within the space, Gerdes considers moments of infinite impossibilities, while activating a sense of what it means to be amorphous -- abstract, ambiguous, absurd and uncertain. Gerdes continues to envelop us in her utopian world, with her Talisman for Oxygenenergizer. These entrancingly blue, bronze sculptures serve as power tools to send endless energy to the unknown and create a belief system for something that may not exist. While they are unidentifiable in shape, they contain subtle impressions of the industrial world, alluding to the amalgamation of forms, both inanimate and organic. As part of Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. Air for Free. Uncertainty. Absurdity. You look at it but it doesn’t exist. Anahata. Vishuda rising. Unpredictability, Sonja Gerdes will be conducting office hours for questions on the amorphous and environmental activation. The office will be open during the opening reception and during specific gallery hours for the


duration of the exhibition. Gerdes will inhabit the show as one of OEs alter egos to raise questions about how one can reconstitute human desire and psychology by looking at amorphous shapes. What if we live in an area of amorphousness through global warming?

social practice project, Big City Forum, which will contribute with cross disciplinary programming and activations related to the themes explored in the exhibit.

Within this frame, Gerdes will collaborate with various groups on questions pertaining to the Anthropocene and environmental activation. By organizing meetings with environmental groups, the artist will be addressing how the individual and collective can be active in this field. As part of the program, a number of creative thinkers and organizations have been asked to participate, including Judith Sönnicken, Carol Cheh, Alika Cooper, Martin Velez, and LA-based

Sonja Gerdes was born in 1979 in Germany. She studied at the University of the Arts in Berlin, and from 2007-2013, co-ran the Berlinbased artist run space, Infernoesque. Recent exhibitions include Grey Goo Gardens, Marfa, Texas; Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. You look at it but it doesn’t exist. Air for free, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA; molybdomancy, LACA, Los Angeles, CA; The Elegant Universe, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA; Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. Featuring Ripped Vixen, PG4S and Gomez Bros Inc.,

A full version of programming will follow in the coming weeks.


Los Angeles, CA; Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. Berries and Balls, Light and Wire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. The Energy Plan, Elephant, Los Angeles, CA; vague horde disrepair in blue clay accretion, Note On, Berlin, Germany; Imitation Game, Dubai/Sharjah; In an Absolut World True Taste Comes Naturally, Camberwell Space, London, UK;

Pulsar Nebula Supernova, District, Berlin, Germany; Sole Searching, Laura Mars Gallery, Berlin, Germany; Unblinking Eye, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Berlin, Germany; and informell natur, Sabine Knust, Berlin, Germany. Her work can be found in a number of private collections.


THE OBJECT IS PEELING Dressed and down the street. Sun rising high. The clear sky needs to get repaired. Skylight Insurance. Super Noise. Melting in the sky. The glue sticks just fine. The truth, Ice cold take the wax of me the nights of the broken starter passed the act of love is of no importance, since it can be performed indefinitely all eyes were turned upon the creamcake of this absurdity melting in the sky. Why? Stupid question. Gloria’s mind had total control over her body; she was rationally insane. As she talked she began to disappear, she talked herself out of existence word by word. Her mind had become one great, expert eraser. SCULPTURE SCIENCE FICTION Suddenly you realize the distance between the two objects. I want to scratch until I enter paradise, the feeling of satisfaction, which just will not be visually pleasant, but satisfaction, the itching doesn’t stop, even more satisfaction. You can’t get angry, it is just about the pleasure. Somebody else will take care of the rest later. BELIEVE CLEAN THE AIR warten, an hour, an hour, an hour, an hour, an hour, an hour, an hour painting the sun blue. HIGHER OBJECT SKYLIGHT INSURANCE HYPER AMORPH REAL UTOPIA TREIBSTOFF AMORPH REAL HEAVY FLY


Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. Air for Free. 2016 Archival pigment print 35 1/2” x 24” $1,500 Edition 3 716c-SG17


Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. Air for Free. 2016 Archival pigment print 35 1/2” x 24” $1,500 Edition 3 714c-SG17


Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. Air for Free. Uncertainty. Absurdity. You look at it but it doesn’t exist. Anahata. Vishuda rising. Unpredictability. 2016-2017 Ceramic, glaze, blue paint, metal, wood, sandbags, wool, beach chairs, umbrella Dimensions variable $18,000 025-17-SG


Talisman for Oxygenenergizer. Witches finger 2016 Bronze sculpture with blue patina 14.6” x 9” x 6.7” $6,000 003-17-SG


Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. Air for Free. 2016 Archival pigment print 35 1/2” x 24” $1,500 Edition 3 715c-SG17


Clean the Climate. Utopia Treibstoff 2017 Metal, blue paint Dimensions variable $2,500 020-17-SG


Let’s Hang. Air for Free 2012 Fabric, wool Dimensions variable $2,500 021-17-SG


(above)

(below)

Heavy Fly 2017 Metal, grape Dimensions variable $2,500 019-17-SG

Let’s Hang 2017 Ceramic, blue paint 15” x 10” x 13 1/5” $2,500 022-17-SG


(above)

(opposite)

Hyper Amorph Real 2017 Ceramic, blue paint 26” x 21 1/2” x 2 1/2” $2,500 017-17-SG

Amorphous Hypersensitivity The object is peeling I see you, dipping into the cleft of closed lips Amorph Real 2017 Metal, ceramic, blue paint, wheels 81” x 73” x 44” $5,500 018-17-SG

[$7,500 combined with 018-17-SG]


Melting in the Sky 2016 Metal, blue paint Dimensions variable $2,500 026-17-SG


(above)

(below)

upsi 2016 Metal, blue paint Dimensions variable $2,500 024-17-SG

Chilln 2017 Metal, blue paint Dimensions variable $2,500 023-17-SG


Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. Air for Free. 2015 Yoga mat 24” x 71 1/4” $2,500 Edition of 5 each 004-17-SG, 005-17-SG, 006-17-SG


Hiding Sky AMORPHOUS HYPERSENSITIVITY When I see you I want to scratch your back. I crawl like a lizard. What is a soul? crisp. you polluted bastard. He turns to his side. OE: It is speed in the in-between. On these levels, speed is invisible, like breathing. The objects are the recievers. I see you, dipping into the cleft of closed lips. Suddenly you realized the distance between the two objects. I want to scratch till I enter paradise, the feeling of satisfaction, which just will not be visually pleasant, but satisfaction. the itching doesn’t stop, even more satisfaction. You can’t get angry, it is just about the pleasure. Somebody else will take care of the rest later. You fine nothingness. Hanging over my head. OE: The soul exists in the oxygen of particular matter! An oxygen exchange of varying units of matter also results in a soul exchange! OE: So, the exchange of soul power happens through the participation of breathing matter, human breathing; Soul power is absorbed from the air by a breathing human being. Soul power from the air reacts in the insides of the human like a key-and-lock unit in whichever humans are compatable. A specific key-and-lock compatability is inborn, like a blood type. Through breathing exercises, one can heighten compatability with several soul powers. Distance creates the space in-between, all is possible, it is reality. They say, “The soul thinks, too!” Meaning when you talk out loud to yourself! Breathing oxygen makes thinking possible. Oxygen gives thought. Consequently we could irrationalize that oxygen carries the soul-supply. As they say, “The soul thinks, too!” Everything is creation. When you breathe, oxygen builds up on the inside. So you could say the soul comes from the outside into the body. Soul-substances that can bond with oxygen are transported into all bodies and matter that react with oxygen! ME: The Soul is not functioning! OE: Well maybe the air is too polluted then. Please broadcast live when you get sucked into my lung. I see somebody holding her wet hands into the fresh hot air. soul drying.


Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. Air for Free. 2015 Yoga mat 71 1/4” x 24” $2,500 Edition of 5 007-17-SG


Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. Air for Free. 2016 Archival pigment print 35 1/2” x 24” $1,500 Edition 3 713c-SG17


(below)

(above)

Amorphous nystaria Breathing soul Deep me in Drop to me Deep to me I finally found a battery 2017 Wool, ceramic, black paint, fork Dimensions variable $5,500 016-17-SG

The nights of the broken starter passed 2017 Clay, car mirror, dirty towel, black paint 23” x 25” x 28” $3500 010-17-SG


(above)

(below)

Mental Metal Metal on wheels. Infusion of the skin while the transmission lingers To enter The box. Maybe you try it with your flesh, maybe you try it with your eyelash 2017 Metal, found orange peel 77” x 34” x 8” $2,500 013-17-SG

AMORPHOUS HYPERSENSITIVITY You fine nothingness Hanging over my head. 2017 Air dry clay, car door handle, black paint 8” x 13” x 13” $2,500 008-17-SG


Stressed and down the street. Sun rising high The clear sky needs to get repaired Skylight Insurance. Super Noise. Melting in the sky. Why? 2017 Ceramic, black paint 12” x 18 1/2” x 11” $2,500 011-17-SG


(above)

(below)

Air for free Hiding Sky The glue sticks just fine 2017 Ceramic, black paint 15 1/2” x 14” 6 1/2” $2,500 009-17-SG

Chilln 2017 Metal 112” x 5 3/4” $2,500 015-17-SG


Metal repair Front, back, Side Side Stitched to sheer perfection Admiration and respect 2017 Metal 94” x 20” $2,500 014-17-SG


How do spiders make love? 2017 Metal, palm tree leaf 64” x 18” x 5” $2,500 012-17-SG


Sonja Gerdes Pricelist

Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. Air for Free. 2016 Archival pigment print 35 1/2” x 24” $1,500 Edition of 3 713c-SG17

Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. Air for Free. 2016 Archival pigment print 35 1/2” x 24” $1,500 Edition of 3 714c-SG17

Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. Air for Free. 2016 Archival pigment print 35 1/2” x 24” $1,500 Edition of 3 715c-SG17

Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. Air for Free. 2016 Archival pigment print 35 1/2” x 24” $1,500 Edition of 3 716c-SG17


Talisman for Oxygenenergizer. Witches Finger 2016 Bronze sculpture with blue patina 14.6” x 9” x 6.7” $6,000 003-17-SG

Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. Air for Free. 2016 Yoga mat 24” x 71 1/4” $2,500 Edition of 5 004-17-SG

Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. Air for Free. 2016 Yoga mat 24” x 71 1/4” $2,500 Edition of 5 005-17-SG

Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. Air for Free. 2016 Yoga mat 24” x 71 1/4” $2,500 Edition of 5 006-17-SG

Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. Air for Free. 2016 Yoga mat 71 1/4” x 24” $2,500 Edition of 5 007-17-SG


AMORPHOUS HYPERSENSITIVITY You fine nothingness Hanging over my head. 2017 Air dry clay, car door handle, black paint 8” x 13” x 13” $2,500 008-17-SG Air for free Hiding Sky The glue sticks just fine 2017 Ceramic, black paint 15 1/2” x 14” 6 1/2” $2,500 009-17-SG The nights of the broken starter passed 2017 Clay, car mirror, dirty towel, black paint 23” x 25” x 28” $3500 010-17-SG Stressed and down the street. Sun rising high The clear sky needs to get repaired Skylight Insurance. Super Noise. Melting in the sky. Why? 2017 Ceramic, black paint 12” x 18 1/2” x 11” $2,500 011-17-SG How do spiders make love? 2017 Metal, palm tree leaf 64” x 18” x 5” $2,500 012-17-SG


Mental Metal Metal on wheels. Infusion of the skin while the transmission lingers To enter The box. Maybe you try it with your flesh, maybe you try it with your eyelash 2017 Metal, found orange peel 77” x 34” x 8” $2,500 013-17-SG Metal repair Front, back, Side Side Stitched to sheer perfection Admiration and respect 2017 Metal 94” x 20” $2,500 014-17-SG

Chilln 2017 Metal 112” x 5 3/4” $2,500 015-17-SG Amorphous nystaria Breathing soul Deep me in Drop to me Deep to me I finally found a battery 2017 Wool, ceramic, black paint, fork Dimensions variable $5,500 016-17-SG


Hyper Amorph Real 2017 Ceramic, blue paint 26” x 21 1/2” x 2 1/2” $2,500 017-17-SG [$7,500 combined with 018-17-SG]

Amorphous Hypersensitivity The object is peeling I see you, dipping into the cleft of closed lips Amorph Real 2017 Metal, ceramic, blue paint, wheels 81” x 73” x 44” $5,500 018-17-SG

Heavy Fly 2017 Metal, grape Dimensions variable $2,500 019-17-SG Clean the Climate. Utopia Treibstoff 2017 Metal, blue paint Dimensions variable $2,500 020-17-SG Let’s Hang. Air for Free 2012 Fabric, wool Dimensions variable $2,500 021-17-SG


Let’s Hang 2017 Ceramic, blue paint 15” x 10” x 13 1/5” $2,500 022-17-SG Chilln 2017 Metal, blue paint Dimensions variable $2,500 023-17-SG upsi 2016 Metal, blue paint Dimensions variable $2,500 024-17-SG

Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. Air for Free. Uncertainty. Absurdity. You look at it but it doesn’t exist. Anahata. Vishuda rising. Unpredictability. 2016-2017 Ceramic, glaze, blue paint, metal, wood, sandbags, wool, beach chairs, umbrella Dimensions variable $18,000 025-17-SG

Melting in the Sky 2016 Metal, blue paint Dimensions variable $2,500 026-17-SG


Sonja Gerdes Performances April 1st, 2017 Ceremonial activation of Judith Sönnicken’s Magic Cape (fluorescent purple hexagon membrane) Quantum communication: Global warming and the Chthulucene Magic Capes are wearable, activated textile circles surrounding selves: collapses of consciousness into matter. They are about empowerment, activation, light, extroversion, action as well as meditation, solitude, shadow, introversion, inaction. Guests: Görkem Bereket, cook, writer and environmental economist, proclaiming the concept of degrowth and adaptive energy foot printing. High energy physicist Seamus Blackley is known as the “father of the Xbox.” He operates a physics and rapid prototyping lab in Los Angeles. Cooking a Stone Soup with regional ingredients, harvested around the gallery.


Absurd Activity. Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. Air for Free. Uncertainty. Absurdity. Clean the Climate. 2016 Collage design prints on yoga mats, ice cubes, fabric, wool, clay, wood, paint Durational activity until ice was melted, Absurd Activation in Downtown, LA


Absurd Activity. Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. Air for Free. Uncertainty Absurdity. Clean the Climate. 2016 Collage design prints on yoga mats, ice cubes, fabric, wool, clay, wood, paint, durational activity until ice was melted, Absurd Activation in Downtown, LA


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Sonja Gerdes Born in Germany, lives and works in Berlin and Los Angeles 2001-2006 University of the Arts, Professor Tony Cragg, Berlin 2007-2013 Collaborator of the artist run space Infernoesque, Berlin Selected Solo Exhibitions 2016 Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. You look at it but it doesn’t exist. Air for free. (2016), The Pit Gallery, Los Angeles 2014 Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. Featuring Ripped Vixen (2014), PG4S and Gomez Bros Inc. Gallery, Los Angeles vague horde disrepair in blue clay accretion (2014), curated by Susanne Husse, Note On, Berlin Abstract Action (2014), Gallery Syster, Lulea/Schweden Soulscratcher (2014), Material Edition, Los Angeles Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. Breathe. (2014), Light and Wire Gallery, Los Angeles 2012 Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. The Energy Plan. (2012), Elephant Gallery, Los Angeles 2011 Gyre And Gimble (2011), Gebr. Lehmann Gallery, Berlin XXXL Die Schmiede featuring Talisman for Oxygenenergizer (2011), Lena Brüning Gallery, Berlin Group Exhibitions 2016 Grey Goo Gardens (2016), curated by Arturo Bandini (Michael Dopp and Isaac Resnikoff), Marfa, Texas


Untitled Art Fair (2016), Miami Beach, Florida Walk Artisanal (2016), curated by Miles Huston and Peter Harkawik, Los Angeles 2015 molybdomancy (2015), curated by Lee Foley, LACA, Los Angeles IMITATION GAME (2015), curated by Dr. Alexandra MacGilp, Maraya Art Park, Dubai/Sharjah IMPROPER NOUNS (2015), curated by James Krone, Blackbridge Offspace, Beijing, China The Elegant Universe (2015), curated by Gladys Hernando, The Pit Gallery, Los Angeles Pulsar Nebula Supernova (2015), District, Berlin The re-appropriation of sensuality (2015), curated by Emma Haugh, Scriptings, Berlin In an Absolut World True Taste Comes Naturally (2015), curated by Kim Schoen, Camberwell Space, London The Thunder Lizard Was Never Extinct (2015), curated by Krisztina Hunya, Zönoteka, Berlin 2014 Welt ohne Zeit (2014), curated by Anna Ballestrem, Berlin Alltagspragmatismus (2014), Invaliden 1 Gallery, Berlin 2013 Sole Searching (2013), curated by Annabelle von Grieswald, Laura Mars Gallery, Berlin Tranceatlantic Cubizm (2013), curated by Marius Schmidt and Judith Sönnicken, Boutique Gallery, Köln Composite Structures: Low Accumulations (2013), curated by Lee Foley, Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City SSIIEE THREE (2013), SSIIEE Gallery, Berlin 2012 Unblinking Eye (2012), Kavi Gupta Gallery, Berlin 2011 informell natur (2011), Sabine Knust Gallery, Munich Best of Best of (2011), Städel School, Frankfurt Becoming Animal (2011), curated by Fette Sans, Glendale College Art Gallery, Los Angeles 2010 Infernoesque (2010), Lena Brüning Gallery, Berlin Infernoesque provides: Luna/Proxy/Fire/Snow #2 (2010), Gebr. Lehmann Gallery, Berlin


Group Exhibitions Continued

Infernoesque provides: Luna/Proxy/Fire/Snow #1 (2010), Gebr. Lehmann Gallery, Dresden The Eternal Reoccurrence of Everything (2010), Workspace Gallery, Los Angeles 2009 Purple Numbers (2009), 533 Gallery, Los Angeles Into Nature (2009), Projectspace Grünerhund, Berlin Made in Berlin (2009), Örebro Konsthall, Schweden Idyllismus (2009), Tanzschule, München We move (2009), Wilde Gallery, Berlin Freizeitmagnet (2009), Infernoesque, Berlin 2008 An einem Wochenende im September (2008), Düsseldorf Infernoesque Unité (2008), Berlin Lada Project (2008), Berlin Infernoesque ABC fair (2008), Berlin Kotti Contemporary (2008), Berlin dixsept (2008), Espace sur plus, Berlin Changement de Vitesse (2008), Infernoesque, Berlin 2007 Infernoesque Grande (2007), Berlin I like to move it (2007), Berlin


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Artist text courtesy of Sonja Gerdes and Salomeh Grace Images courtesy of Sonja Gerdes Photo credits: Tim Lehmacher, Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. Air for Free. Ludger Paffrath, Talisman. Witches Finger Tom Christie, Absurd Activity. Pie of Trouble. Let’s Hang. Air for Free. Uncertainty Absurdity. Clean the Climate. DTLA Catalog design by Nico Hernandez For more information visit www.cirrusgallery.com cirrus editions ltd © 2017


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