Ich fürchte unsere allzu sorgfältige
Erziehung liefert uns nur Zwergobst
2016, CAGE 105A, OTIS College of Art and Design, Los Angeles
installation, motor, grey rubber ball Ø 1m, dimensions variable
Everyone knows all Austrians are repressed Nazis who wear
Lederhosen and Dirndl to the Supermarket. All Austrians drive
BMWs and eat Wiener Schnitzel like there is no tomorrow.
They even run around on mountains while jumping on grass
singing about how the hills are alive to the sounds of
Rammstein and Kraftwerk. Hell, they even yodel during sex.
Yet, my favorite Austrian engages in nothing of the sort;
her perversity lies in her art. It gives me extreme pleasure to
announce that CAGE 105A will present its inagural exhibition
"Ich fürchte, unsere allzu sorgfältige Erziehung liefert uns nur Zwergobst"
by Los Angeles based Austrian artist Margarethe Drexel on Feb. 17th.
Drexel, riffing on the Galileo Affair and L.A. yuppie culture,
probes the clincal nature of sculptural installation problems while
displaying her signature charm and humor this multifaceted work.
But don't take it from me,
I'm off to buy more Lederhosen.
Zachary Roach, 2016