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Installation Images Press Release

Mitzi Pederson / Miriam Böhm, April 1 - 20
Miriam Böhm / Ben Peterson, April 22 - May 11
More to be announced

Opening walkthrough: Saturday, April 1, 11am
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm

Ratio 3 is pleased to announce the second phase of our current exhibition, The Present Tense. On Saturday, April 1, The Present Tense will transform from a solo presentation by San Francisco-based Mitzi Pederson to a two-artist exhibition featuring new photographic works by Berlin-based Miriam Böhm alongside a new selection of sculptures by Pederson.

In their most recent bodies of work, each artist deconstructs and reinterprets painting and drawing. Böhm's new photographic wallpaper and framed images rescale motifs of drawn lines and cut paper to address architectural space, while Pederson's wall-mounted objects form delicate gestures that can be experienced equally as architectural interventions or distilled line drawings. Exhibited together, Böhm's photographs and Pederson's sculptures offer new approaches to mark-making, while bridging intimate and structural scales.

To mark the transition from Pederson’s initial installation to the first of many two-artist conversations, Ratio 3 welcomes the public to attend a brief walkthrough of the exhibition and a discussion of both artists' practices on Saturday, April 1, at 11am, led by Lawrence Rinder, director of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. This event takes place at the gallery; admission is free. This exhibition also marks the American debut of Böhm's new monograph, wie fast, published by argobooks, Berlin.

On Saturday, April 22, Patricia Maloney, executive director of Southern Exposure, will discuss the third phase of The Present Tense, which will feature works by Miriam Böhm and Ben Peterson.

The Present Tense emphasizes the perpetual nature of artistic thought and production. It is a platform to introduce new practices, reinterpret familiar bodies of work, and respond immediately to artists in an urgent moment. The Present Tense is a group exhibition drawn across time, a series of two-artist conversations, a continuous rotation surveying several artists’ practices, and an invitation for discourse.