Die Tore der Wahrnehmung / The Gates of Perception / 1865 – 2018
by Bernard Bolter (San Francisco . 1974)
June 14th – June 24th, 2018
open daily 13:00 – 17:00 and by appointment
Vernissage | Thursday, June 14th | 19:00 – 22:00
Finissage | Sunday, June 24th | 15:00 – 18:00
Workshops | Learn how to transfer photos to canvas and other medium :
Saturday, June 16th | 14:00 – 17:00
Thursday, June 21 | 18:00 – 21:00
The Gates of Perception is a series of paintings that combine one photographs transferred to canvas and acrylic paint. The series portrays the gates of the Berlin Customs Wall, which existed from 1737 to 1860, with a combination of historical and present day photographs spanning the city of Berlin from the end of the 19th century to the present day. The gates of the Customs Wall were named after the cities one would travel to when leaving Berlin, in a very outward looking way, and to this day still define the city.
Bernard Bolter is a contemporary American artist who works primarily between the mediums of paint and photography. Having grown up skateboarding in the streets to seeing the world by rolling through international streets, Cityscapes have been his inspiration and material throughout. Raised in the City, Bernard began as and continues to be a San Francisco artist. His work and person is inherently international, having attended art school in the Netherlands, co-founded a non-profit traveling arts organization in Brooklyn, and collaborated on projects in China. He currently works out of San Francisco and Berlin, filling in the betweens.