Jill Magid, Study for Homage to the Square Less is More, 1964, After Josef Albers, 2014, oil on hardboard, 24
x 24 in. Courtesy RaebervonStenglin, Zürich
Echoing the quintessential sentiments of many galleries new to the Dallas Art Fair, Director
Matthias von Stenglin of RaebervonStenglin greatly anticipates the upcoming dialogue about to take
place within the vibrant art scene of Dallas. Co-founded in 2010 alongside Beat Raeber, the Zurich-based gallery shows artists working in multiple media from Switzerland and around the world.
Ever artist-centric and often realizing ambitious site-specific projects, the gallery is home to an
array of artists, each with a unique studio practice, who transcends the confines of traditional media.
Among them are Andrew Dadson and Jill Magid who both engage the interplay between public and
private. Dadson explores this relationship through painting and outdoor installations—for one series,
painting directly on lawns, building corners, and piles of detritus to illuminate how exterior spaces
function as a form of exhibition.
Through her performance-driven practice, Jill Magid addresses modes of surveillance and the
underlying tension between security and invasion of privacy existing therein. Blurring the boundaries
between art and life, Magid’s works often unearth historical moments or feature elements that exhibit
outside the white cube. www.raebervonstenglin.com