Dannielle Tegeder’s Exhibition in Flux

Dannielle Tegeder likes to keep things moving.

So the Brooklyn-based abstract artist with a studio in Times Square is installing her show at the Johannes Vogt Gallery three times.

To do that, she’s had help from prominent New York artists Peter Halley and Barry Schwabsky, asking them each to re-envision the exhibition within the same space.

“There are different voices in hanging the show – I’m bringing in someone else to do it,” she says. “It may be incomprehensible for some artists, but it’s interesting to have the change – you can stop by, week by week.”

The exhibition of drawings and paintings, executed in ink, gouache and colored pencil on paper and canvas, is site-specific.

“In the studio, you’re disconnected from the space and the architecture of where it’s going,” she says. “So this is about the relationship with that space and architecture – and it can move, so you can come back during a different week and get different things from it.”

A graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago, she draws her inspiration from her family’s legacy as steamfitters. “They’re the hidden architects of buildings, and this is how I grew up,” she says. “It impacted me – this type of drafting was passed down in my family, through old architectural templates.”

But she’s also interested in the layering of systems within an urban environment – and in articulating the complexities of human relationships in her drawings and paintings.

“I think of them as fictional, utopian cities,” she says. “But they’re much more than that – they’re systems of being in the city, and how we’re attached to one another.”

Her exhibitions – all three of them – run through January 8.

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