2016 MassArt Auction

Welcome to the 2016 MassArt Auction on April 9, 2016. This year's auction will once again feature exceptional artworks with all event proceeds benefiting student scholarship aid and academic program support. 


Topias - Contemporary Landscapes
Through April 15, 2016
Curated by Jake Weigel

James Angello | David Bradway | Julia Clift | Renske van Enckevort  | Kristy Hughes | Bryan Hutchison | Jaime Johnson | Wilhelm Neusser | Cosmo Whyte
Nancy Fyfe Cardozier Gallery
University of Texas of the Permian Basin
4901 E University Blvd
Odessa, Texas 79762


Oil on Linnen
30 x 24 inch.
Historic Period Frame
German, End of the 19th Century
Düsseldorf School
Originally made for a painting by Albert Flamm
Schellingstrasse 48
80799 Munich
November 17, 2015 -  January 20, 2016


In his most recent work for the Munich project space EYES ONLY, U.S.-based painter Wilhelm Neusser refers to the landscape painting of the 19th century. In his painting Dämmerung (Twilight) the idyllic landscape - popular in the bourgeois homes of the period - reveals itself as an oppressive dawn. The peaceful world is breaking up, if not already wholly deteriorating; traditional dress is merely a costume and its wearer just about to leave the painting's surface. The opulent frame tries, like a powerful bracket, to hold the brittle world together. The present arrives on stage in the guise of the Biedermeier.

The installation Dämmerung (Twilight) is featured by the Vermont Studio Center and generously supported by WERNER MURRER RAHMEN, Munich.


Speech Balloons and Melons

Oct.2 - Nov.13, 2015
Risley Gallery, Litchfield, CT


Previous Exhibitions:

The Immerath Project, Knecht und Burster Gallery, Karlsruhe, February 2015
Salon 21, NAVE Gallery, Somerville, MA, May 2014
Torus Collective at Select Fair, Miami, FL, December 2013
VORSCHAU-RÜCKSCHAU, Knecht und Burster Gallery, Karlsruhe, Dec. 2013 
MERKWÜRDIGES und SELTSAMES, Kunstraum Schmitt, Karlsruhe, May 2013
Spectrum, Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA, December 2012
Leichtes Gepäck, Knecht und Burster Gallery, Karlsruhe, May 2012
VORGARTEN HINTENRUM, Kunstverein Worms, April 2012
VORSCHAU-RÜCKSCHAU, Knecht und Burster Gallery, Karlsruhe, Dec. 2011
VORGARTEN HINTENRUM, Kunstverein Schwetzingen, September 2011
Dach überm Kopf, Tedden Gallery, Dusseldorf, May 2011
Traum und Realität, Siegel-Springmann Gallery, Freiburg, March 2011
zwei unter par, Tedden Gallery, Dusseldorf, Januar 2011
Dream and Reality, Miro Gallery, Prague, December 2010
Wilhelm-Morgner-Preis, Soest, November 2010
New Works, Knecht und Burster Gallery, Karlsruhe, October 2010
Urban/Landscape, Linda Art Space, Hamburg, April 2010
BIRDHOUSEINCATTREE, Boots Contemporary Art Space, St. Louis, MO, Feb. 2010