can really influence the way you look at an artwork.    two examples.

gerhard mayer makes drawings, both on paper —  we showed some a couple of months ago in san francisco — and directly on walls —

he recently completed a commission for the ceiling of  a church – markgrafenkirche –  in seibelsdorf, germany.    built in 1743, the original patron ran out of funds before an artist could be hired to paint the ceiling,  so the medallion in the ornate interior was empty for 266 years…

emil lukas has an installation at sperone switzerland through the end of march called “accumulate and dissolve.”   a triptych of “thread paintings”  —

four drawings made with maggots dipped in ink and allowed to trail across a surface  —

and a cast plaster and watercolor work — all hung in a space that was stables…