It was long before “Exit Through the Gift Shop” when art became driven by commercial incentive and speculation. Yet while monetary concerns may take away from the true value of art, the almost-stagnant nature of artistic production carries a very powerful benefit: when you find something new and exciting, it means that much more. The new power of art lies in that juxtaposition. For Christiane Löhr, I think that goes without saying. Her work is incredibly delicate, but has a force behind each piece that nonetheless commands your attention. For me, it’s a throwback to artwork that doesn’t assault you as a viewer.