Nightology is the title of a new exhibition by Swiss artist Stefan a Wengen. Currently on view at Black and While Gallery in New York City, the exhibition marks the artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States, and includes a new series of paintings that continue his interest in isolation and the cloak of the night. The subdued images are punctuated with electric color, seducing the viewer into various mysterious landscapes. Each painting contains a central object that acts to “trigger collective memory” and which builds a psychology within the image that makes it distantly familiar, yet still out of place.
a Wengen is a graduate of the School of Design, Basel, Switzerland and currently lives and works in Dusseldorf, Germany. The artist has completed several international exhibitions, including recent shows at Felix Ringel Galerie in Dusseldorf, Kunstmuseum zur alten Post, and Galerie Romerapotheke in Zurich. Nightology is accompanied by a hardcover catalog, and will remain on view through November 21.