JUTTA HAECKEL

A leisurely nostalgia pervades the work of German painter Jutta Haeckel. Fenced-in parks and yards, a house tucked into a forest, skeletons of roller coasters peeking over lush trees, colors a little too bright and shiny. Wistfulness makes room for a stranger mood, not quite ominous, not quite reassuring.

Haeckel is interested in the psychological space that is formed by the contradictions of shrinking borders due to globalization. Drawing upon her own travels, she references thousands of her own photographs to "filter" the lines that are blurred between nature/artifice and original/copy. Both gorgeous and unsettling, Haeckel's locales force the questions of time and place while benignly suspending recognition.

Slow Acting, 2011


Oil Slick, 2012


Ways, 2011


Strawberry Fields, 2011


Altitude, 2011


Tree, 2011


Return, 2011


Kosmische Architektur, 2009


Straight and Narrow (The Path of Light), 2008


Fragments II, 2008


Blute, 2011