A series of collages depicts April Gertler's latest exploration in the area of classical assembly. Referring to the tradition of the Avant-garde of the twentieth century, the artist exceeds her experience and exploring the line and form tries to find the relationship of meaning to the visual signs she has created. April uses minimalistic resources for this. The line (sewn tread) and diagonal orientation images’ fragments become an immanent part of the image language used by the artist.
April Gertler (US) received her BFA (1997) at the California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA and her MFA (2002) at Bard College, New York. After studying at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main, Germany in 2003, she moved to Berlin where she has been based since 2005. April is the Founding Director of PICTURE BERLIN which she started in 2009. PICTURE BERLIN is a hybrid residency / art academy based in Berlin which engages the international residents in an ongoing dialogue on photography and contemporary art through walks, exhibitions, one on one meetings, and discussions. April has done photographic portfolios in Lódz, Poland, Syracuse, New York, Aerø, Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark and San Francisco, California. April has run numerous programs in Berlin with a variety of American institutions including University Southern California, LA; California College of Art, San Francisco Art Institute, Memphis College of Art, and Parsons New School, New York. She is currently a guest faculty member in the Humanities, the Arts and Social Thought department at Bard Berlin College in Berlin, Germany. In addition, April is a working artist herself.