For immediate release
April 22, 1994
media contact: Dan Gibson 986-6124
James Rutherford 983-1588
You may have thought you'd seen it all when it comes to art, but this installation and performance event coming to Copeland Rutherford Fine Arts in Santa Fe is unlike anything you've ever run across.
The happening, titled "Scans" is being created and presented by Karl and Iris Lohninger. The Lohningers hail from Vienna, Austria, but have resided in Santa Fe since August, 1993.
"Scans" is a fusion of several different artistic mediums and is meant to be a dynamic art experience, reflecting and responding to the emotions and character of the people who view it and participate in its energy.
Iris, a visual artist, has created a series of eight highly charged, abstract oil paintings: for "Scans". These six foot high canvases have been wrapped around lightweight metal frames which slowly rotate, presenting cylindrical, moving paintings.
Karl, a musician, will perform an improvised musical score at the event, which will both create and respond to the atmosphere found within the gallery. The music will be performed on guitars and pedal steel guitar, as well as through his manipulation of sound using a feedback loop processor.
Notes Iris, "I am interested in experimenting with the form of paintings. These shapes are more fun and project the image into space." Says Karl, "I began in classical guitar and voice, but it was all too narrow, too closely defined for me."
Their careers have included work in painting, animation, music and classic voice, as well as "digital landscapes" and other unique mediums. In short, they are intent upon stretching the definitions and boundaries of art as seen, heard and felt in this most unusual event, "Scans".