Weil Gallery Presents Recent Works by Houston-based, German Artist Hans Molzberger

Published: January 30, 2015

Weil Gallery Presents Recent Works by Houston-based, German Artist Hans Molzberger

An exhibition featuring works by Houston-based, German artist Hans Molzberger is currently on display through Friday, Feb. 27, at the Weil Gallery at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. A closing reception will be held on Thursday, Feb. 26, from 5-7 p.m. at the Weil Gallery in the Center for the Arts, first floor. The exhibition and closing reception are free and open to the public.

The exhibition titled, “Ich Denke an Dich (I Think of You)” showcases the work of Molzberger with sculpture and digital media that explore notions of individual and collective memory, loss, trauma, and metamorphosis. Galleries Director, Dr. Laura Petican, describes Molzberger’s work as an example of an interdisciplinary artistic practice that spans tradition and innovation, while calling to mind the inherent, universal human experiences associated with both collective trauma and highly personal narratives. Molzberger’s expertise in various media speaks simultaneously to the delicacy and resilience of the human condition, explored via glass, ceramics, and metal.

Molzberger is a self-taught artist who initiated his studio practice in 1982, as a result of mounting personal crises and a fervent need to reassess his life. By 1991, he had mounted his first museum exhibition. Molzberger works mainly with assemblages, Raku ceramic objects, and more recently, printmaking. He now creates woodcuts and large-scale silkscreens of political subject matter. He currently divides his time between Germany where he directs an artist residency program, and Houston, where he is an Artist Affiliate at Houston Baptist University.  

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. For more information, call 361.825.5752; or visit http://cla.tamucc.edu/art/gallery/weil.html.