Melora Kuhn The Drawing Room
Two bison storm a deserted railway station hall. The painting over the fireplace does not seem to fit the dignified atmosphere of a 19th-century salon at all. Not only did society once meet here: the hosts also used furniture and artworks to display what the wanted to appear as. The salon as a narrative space of dreams and stories. Things are quite loud in the room Melora Kuhn created in the gallery space. Here, North American art and settlement history, wars and romanticism move very close together. New stories are unpacked, what was forgotten is dusted off, and this always in the knowledge that polyphony has long since taken over the space. For pictures, like spaces, are constructions.