Fringe Area

01.26.14 – 03.01.14

In Fringe Area, his second solo show with the gallery, Felix Malnig reveals how architecture and planned urban and suburban landscapes become representative of current economic, social and political conditions. The paintings reflect the fragility of the built and unbuilt structures that define our cultural systems. The subjects range from bare architectural structures to derelict checkpoints and flooded farm buildings. For years Felix Malnig has photographed derelict checkpoints along the former iron curtain, which have become obsolete after the collapse of the USSR and after the establishment of the EU. He paints them with acrylic and spray paint on canvas. Using spray paint and other assertively material-based processes and techniques, Malnig creates scenes that are both subtle and evocative while retaining a raw edge directly linked to his subjects. The renderings are reduced and almost monochromatic. The intensity of their unnatural colors contrast the small, intimate formats. Works painted with metallic paint, acrylic and spray paint on canvas depicting bare modernist structures accompany them alongside with framed collages on wooden boards depicting flooded farm buildings.

Felix Malnig lives in Vienna and was raised in Germany and Canada. He studied fine arts at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Some recent exhibitions include In Between, Austria Contemporary and the National Art Museum of China, Beijing; Fragile Structures at Habres + Partner Gallery, Vienna; On Paper at the Gahlberg Gallery, Chicago; Destination Chicago, IG Bildende Kunst, Vienna; Ghost Town at the Strabag Kunstforum, Vienna; Delusion at Habres + Partner Gallery, Vienna; Visual Drugs, Zurich; First View at Hilger Contemporary, Vienna; artlab, Vienna; and many others. He has received numerous awards including the Strabag Recognition Award, the Art Award of the City of Vienna and the Erwin Ringel Art Award.
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  • Felix Malnig

    Installation view, Fringe Area, devening projects + editions, January 2014

  • Felix Malnig

    Installation view, Fringe Area, devening projects + editions, January 2014

  • Felix Malnig

    Installation view, Fringe Area, devening projects + editions, January 2014

  • Felix Malnig

    Installation view, Fringe Area, devening projects + editions, January 2014

  • Felix Malnig

    Installation view, Fringe Area, devening projects + editions, January 2014

  • Felix Malnig

    Installation view, Fringe Area, devening projects + editions, January 2014

  • Felix Malnig

    Iron curtain (A/H) (2013)

    acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 20 × 24 inches

  • Felix Malnig

    Iron curtain (A/H) (2013)

    acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 20 × 24 inches

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    Cranes (2013)

    metallic paint, acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 30 × 40 inches

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    Structure (Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna) (2013)

    acrylic (silver), rust-proofing paint and spray paint on canvas, 20 × 38 inches

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    Sculpture (Detroit) (2009)

    acrylic (silver) and spray paint on canvas, 28 × 40 inches

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    Mies van der Rohe (Detroit) (2012)

    acrylic (silver) and spray paint on canvas, 40 × 28 inches

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    Iron curtain (A/H) (2013)

    acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 20 × 24 inches

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    Iron curtain (A/SK) (2012)

    acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 20 × 24 inches

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  • Felix Malnig

    Iron curtain (A/H) (2011)

    acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 20 × 24 inches

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    Flood 2 (2013)

    collage, spray paint on board, 18 × 25 inches

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    Flood 1 (2013)

    collage, spray paint on board, 18 × 25 inches

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Current

Jason Karolak

Slow Talkers

04.02.17 – 05.06.17

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Melissa Pokorny

Call If You Need Me

04.02.17 – 05.06.17

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Paul Erschen

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02.19.17 – 02.25.17

Sean Sullivan

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02.19.17 – 03.26.17

Peggy Casey

Gun Shadows

01.08.17 – 02.11.17

Matt Phillips

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10.30.16 – 12.17.16

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Steve Reber

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10.30.16 – 12.17.16

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Allison Wade

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08.28.16 – 10.15.16

Alain Biltereyst

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08.28.16 – 10.15.16

Christine Tarkowski

Chthonic Void

04.03.16 – 05.14.16

Mike Andrews

The Friends and Family Plan

02.21.16 – 03.26.16

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Conrad Bakker

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02.21.16 – 03.26.16

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Turquoise Sunset

01.10.16 – 02.13.16

Scott Wolniak

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01.10.16 – 02.13.16

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Amy Yoes

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11.01.15 – 12.12.15

Christopher Michlig

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11.01.15 – 12.12.15

Bradley Biancardi, Austin Eddy, Annie Hémond Hotte, Shara Hughes and Tracy Thomason

08.30.15 – 10.17.15

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Steven Husby

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04.26.15 – 06.13.15

Jessie Mott

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04.26.15 – 06.13.15

Cody Tumblin

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03.15.15 – 04.18.15

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Angharad Davies

You Know That As Radiant

03.15.15 – 04.18.15

Leslie Baum + Allison Wade

01.31.15 – 03.07.15

Katy Cowan + Michael Milano

work : work

12.14.14 – 01.25.15

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Monika Bartholomé

Night Walk

10.26.14 – 12.06.14

Aron Gent

Pure Pictures, Perfect Prints

10.26.14 – 12.06.14

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Aaron Carpenter + Philip von Zweck

Cartoons + C.A.B.S.

09.07.14 – 10.18.14

Franziska Holstein

Works on Paper

09.07.14 – 10.18.14

Seth Hunter

held/crushed

07.20.14 – 07.20.14

Mistakes Have Hidden Intention

05.25.14 – 06.28.14

Gerd Borkelmann

Different Every Day

03.09.14 – 04.12.14

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Mike Rea

Exile on Main Street

03.09.14 – 04.12.14

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Felix Malnig

Fringe Area

01.26.14 – 03.01.14

Craig Yu

Phantom Limb

01.26.14 – 03.01.14

Peter Fagundo

Model Questions for the Sun, the See and Other Things…

12.15.13 – 01.18.14

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Sofia Leiby

The Drama of Leisure

12.15.13 – 01.18.14

Nathaniel Robinson

The Sensible Range

10.20.13 – 12.07.13

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Alain Biltereyst

09.08.13 – 10.12.13

Sterling Lawrence

If I Plucked You from the Sea

09.08.13 – 10.12.13

Matt Rich

Razors & Vapors

04.28.13 – 06.08.13

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Vincent Hawkins

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03.17.13 – 04.20.13

Nancy Ford

Land Loping

03.17.13 – 04.20.13

Rainer Spangl

UUUUU

02.03.13 – 03.09.13

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02.03.13 – 03.09.13

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Nick Ostoff

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12.16.12 – 01.26.13

Allison Wade

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12.16.12 – 01.26.13

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Julia Hechtman

10.14.12 – 12.08.12

Christopher Michlig

10.14.12 – 12.08.12

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Michael Pfisterer

08.26.12 – 10.06.12

Gary Stephan

08.26.12 – 10.06.12

06.10.12 – 07.21.12

Jin Lee

04.22.12 – 06.02.12

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Dorothee Joachim + Richard Roth

04.22.12 – 06.02.12

I Surrender

03.11.12 – 04.14.12

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Alexander Valentine

01.29.12 – 03.03.12

Joshua Abelow

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01.29.12 – 03.03.12

Mark Booth

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12.11.11 – 01.21.12

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Scott Fortino

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12.11.11 – 01.21.12

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Andreas Karl Schulze

10.16.11 – 12.03.11

Evidence of the Material World

10.16.11 – 12.03.11

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Sound & Vision

08.28.11 – 10.08.11

Volker Saul

Rough Cuts

08.28.11 – 10.08.11

Leslie Baum

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05.22.11 – 07.02.11

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Works on Paper

05.22.11 – 07.02.11

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MultipleMix

01.30.11 – 03.19.11

Andreas Fischer + Melissa Pokorny

Kabinett 5

01.30.11 – 03.19.11

Britta Bogers, Mark Holmes, Jered Sprecher

Kabinett 4

12.05.10 – 01.22.11

Dana DeGiulio, Marie T Hermann, Anders Ruhwald

Kabinett 3

10.24.10 – 11.27.10

Richard Rezac + Gary Stephan

Kabinett 1 + 2

08.29.10 – 10.16.10

Paul Cowan + Matt Stolle

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07.18.10 – 08.15.10

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Wheatstone Stereoscope

07.18.10 – 08.15.10

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05.23.10 – 07.08.10

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Berlin Drawings

05.23.10 – 07.08.10

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Visceral Geometries

04.11.10 – 05.18.10

Nathaniel Robinson

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04.11.10 – 05.18.10

Peter Otto

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03.07.10 – 04.09.10

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Heiner Blumenthal

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01.31.10 – 03.01.10

Rodney Carswell

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01.31.10 – 03.01.10

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12.06.09 – 01.24.10

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Time, Trauma, Drama and Rhyme

12.06.09 – 01.24.10

Dagmar Varady

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10.18.09 – 12.01.09