A Bodily Turn
The exhibition A Bodily Turn presents works that concern or are of the body. The bodily gesture of the painting, the bodily movement that puts its imprint on the object, the body as a point of trauma and pain, the body as the subject of sensation and perception, the body as the pole that desire, dreams and memories derive from, the body as the body of the viewer encountering a choreography of colours moving in space, the body as the entity that unfolds in performative agency - all these bodies are focused in the show A Bodily Turn.
Marianne Therese Grønnow
For a number of years Peter Brandt has thematized the various appearances of trauma and masculinity related to the body. The wounded body is Brand's most vital thematic material, which he unfolds in both performative photographs, video works and textiles.
In numerous installations Marianne Therese Grønnow has invited the viewer to with her/his own body to sense the work of art as a material, aesthetic and metaphysical entity. In immersive installations the viewer has been invited to join as a participating co-creator of an aesthetic experience, where the viewer's body is a marker of scale. In Grønnows paintings, which have sensations of nature as their starting point, nature is given as the horizon that optically unfolds itself for the body in an excess that connects to the metaphysical.
Molly Haslund's works have the performative body as their focal point. Haslund investigates in her works how ideas and identities are transformed through bodily movements and gestures. In her performative works, Haslund integrates biographical elements, just as her works are flooded with a choreographic impulse.
Dorte Jelstrup thematizes the feminine bodily subjectivity and the states of consciousness, of longing, desire and memory that derive from this basic position. Jelstrup's sensualist-oriented work disseminates subjective bodily experiences in both satin ribbon paintings, performative and choreographically-embossed photographs, drawings and installations.
Bodil Nielsen's painting establishes a floating and dynamic field and, together with the viewer's experience of the image, creates a choreography of colour. Nielsen's work is to perceive as volatile proposals in relation to the relationship between the viewer, her/his body, the sensation and the work of art.
Julie Sass unfolds the bodily gesture as a generative method in paintings and textile work. The materialistically-oriented abstract works are for the viewer to experience as dissections of dynamic relationships between forms and gestural movements.
Maria Wæhrens focuses the body as a point for queer thinking and probations of power structures, hierarchies and normative patterns that are inherited and passed on in the family and in society as a whole. Wæhrens shows a physical, bodily approach to painting as a medium characterized by great expressionism, and in Wæhrens' figurative paintings the image is distinguished by an automated and brutal brushing.
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PRICE: € (EUR) 3.000. Peter Brandt. Post Trauma Document: it can happen to you, 2011-15. Applicated silk, nappa, pencil, indian ink, oil paint. 86 x 122 cm.
PRICE: € (EUR) 300. Peter Brandt. Edge, 2015. Photogravure (photo and edited poem by Sylvia Plath). Edition 10.
PRICE: € (EUR) 1.300. Dorte Jelstrup. Untitled still (Sometime After), 2010. Ink jet print on Hahnemühle paper. 48 x 33 cm. 10 ex. signed by the artist.
PRICE: € (EUR) 11.500. Dorte Jelstrup. Call on me (I will stay for always), 2011. Acrylic, pigment and satin ribbons on linen. 250 x 190 cm.
PRICE: € (EUR) 3.000. Dorte Jelstrup. Concerning the late night blooming with you (And your white-grey drops), I, 2014/2015. Acrylic, pigment and satin ribbons on linen. 99 x 70 cm.
PRICE: € (EUR) 3.000. Dorte Jelstrup. Concerning the late night blooming with you (And your white-grey drops), II, 2014/2015. Acrylic, pigment and satin ribbons on linen. 99 x 70 cm.
PRICE: € (EUR) 5.200. Maria Wæhrens. The Sandman, 2014. Oil on masonite. 183 cm. x 244 cm.
PRICE: Please contact Opal Spaces. Maria Wæhrens. Cruiser, 2006. Oil on canvas. 100 x 200 cm.
Marianne Therese Grønnow
Marianne Therese Grønnow. Des Cloches, 2017. Acrylic on canvas. 190 x 130 cm.
Marianne Therese Grønnow
PRICE: € (EUR) 11.700. Marianne Therese Grønnow. Des Cloches, 2017. Acrylic on canvas. 240 x 140 cm.
PRICE: € (EUR) 270. Molly Haslund. Singing Masks (2017-ongoing). Masks made to wear for singing or to be hung on walls. Cardboard, wall paint. Variable in size. Endless edition.
PRICE: € (EUR) 1.410. Bodil Nielsen. Application, white/red. 2016. Acrylic on canvas. 58 x 44 cm.
PRICE: € (EUR) 870. Bodil Nielsen. Untitled. 2012. Acrylic on canvas. 35 x 35 cm.
PRICE: Please contact Opal Spaces. Julie Sass. Untitled, 2018. Acrylic on canvas. 70 x 90 cm.
PRICE: Please contact Opal Spaces. Julie Sass. 888, 2018. Acrylic on canvas. 160 x 140 cm.