I Don’t Know The Place, But I Know How To Get There: Friedrich Kunath in Los Angeles

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Blum & Poe, Los Angeles // January 14, 2023 – February 25, 2023

The fact that in lieu of a press release, the painter and installation artist Friedrich Kunath provided a poem is apt. For his solo show, I Don’t Know The Place, But I Know How To Get There, on view at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles, it feels like a conversation with time, something that is both natural and absolutely manmade and construted. Each work pits the forest and the sky with man, whether physical or technological, and yet there is something that feels at peace and at war. Maybe it’s a tongue and cheek way of saying we are all on a path to somewhere, or maybe its just the collective reality. —Evan Pricco

“Abendlied” by Hanns Dieter Hüsch Butterfly is coming home

Little bear is coming home

Kangaroo is coming home

The lights aglow, the day is done.

Codfish is swimming home

Elephant is walking home

Ant is racing home

The lights aglow, the day is done.

Fox and goose are coming home

Cat and mouse are coming home

Man and woman are coming home

The lights aglow, the day is done.

All is asleep and all is awake,

All is in tears and all is laughter,

All is silence and all is chatter,

And sadly, we’ll never know it all.

All is screaming and all is listening,

All is dreaming and then in life,

All will be replaced again one day. 

Already the evening sits atop our home,

Butterfly is flying home

Wild horse is bolting home

Older child is coming home

The lights aglow, the day is done. 

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