Of Tenements and Transfiguration: Hanna von Goeler “Reverse Alchemy”

Oct 14, 2019 · 4 min read

by Jeanne Brasile

Hanna von Goeler, Reverse Alchemy, 2019. Acrylic, fluorescent pigment, rope, clothespins, dimensions variable. Courtesy of High Noon Gallery.

The corridor-like space of High Noon Gallery on Eldridge Street is the perfect location for Hanna von Goeler’s site-specific installation “Reverse Alchemy,” which consists of a series of intersecting clotheslines strung through the gallery from which ‘rags’ are densely hung. The scene channels social realist photographs by…