Thursday, October 24, 2013

Dilapidated Constructions I Kunsthalle Philara I Dusseldorf

Dilpidated Constructions at Kunsthalle Philara in Dusseldorf Nov 7 - Dec 6 2013.
In 2013, I have been working on new paintings, getting closer to the architectural constructions and into them, this pushes the work towards a bigger abstraction. 
I am very excited to see this work alongside Watergame from the Skive New Museum of Art show, which also will be included in the show.

The exhibition-space has a lot of columns that I will work with through a wooden structure where I will construct a new space within the space and show the video work "playing ship" in a very small frame on one pillar.

 narrowhouse, model 1:50
narrowhouse, model, 1:50

studio, copenhagen, okt 2013

the show is supported by:

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

ABC Art Fair Berlin

Sept 18-22

For the abc Art Fair I will build a structure that will form a space within the space as well as host my paintings.

Looking forward!

Stage two -170x150 cm, 2013

 Other end - 120x110 cm, 2013
model of the structure I am building at the fair 1:50.
Hanging the work onto the wooden folds installation created a conversation between the representation and the real material of the wood.

Commission of the City of Holbaek finished

I am proud to show the finished wall painting of Holbaek City Council.
As a part of the project: How far is The Horizon - curated by Solvej Helweg Ovesen, my 11.5x5.5 m commission is finally there.
more about the project here: HOW FAR IS THE HORIZON

Sunday, March 24, 2013

In Case we Don´t Die at Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles

I will participate in the groupshow IN CASE WE DON`T DIE at Torrance Art Museum in LA, the opening is March 30

Theatre, acrylic on canvas, 78x90 ", 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013

Crystal Bites of Dust

CRYSTAL BITES OF DUST. January - March 2013.
an exhibition by Mie Olise at Barbara Davis Gallery.

Mie Olise moved to a new studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn prior to working on the project.

Crossing the 9st bridge over Gowanus Canal every day, with abandoned factories and layers of monuments Olise became interested in this specific urban situation. Bridges on top of eachother and a canal so polluted that it reflects the sky in every colour.
The situation is similar to the one of New Jersey, bridges over polluted water. Monuments and ruins of Industrialism. Olise is interested in these non-spaces and voids that the industrial constructions creates. The space under the bridge. The pores of the city, left behind to fall into dust.

In 1967 Robert Smitson wrote ”The Monuments of the Passaic”, published in Art Forum. A day-trip to his native New Jersey and the monuments inhabiting it. Going over the bridges of the Hackensack River. The trip also became a series of photograhps. Robert Smitson uses the term ”non-spaces”, which in Olises vocabulary translates to ”pores”, the empty pores of the city (that she referred to in her 2008 exhibition at Barbara Davis, Penetrating Pores of Construction).

Mirroring New Jersey, on the other side of Manhattan, Olise investigates the monuments of Gowanus. The spaces beneath the bridges, an abandoned factory and the polluted waters of the Gowanus Canal.
As Robert Smithson went to the west of Manhattan, the Passaic bridges of New Jersey, describing the decaying monuments of the Hackensack River area, Olise goes east to Brooklyn, and though in another much more inhabited context and in another time, she found a smiliar situation around the Gowanus Canal – black and dry as hell.
Olise views the industrial landscape as a ruin, falling apart constructions that, while they are still working, still hints the end of themselves and what they represent. Passing through these monuments, the crystals of industrialisation - falling apart, the visitor becomes one of the moving layers in the center of crosspaths, vertically, horisontally and historically.
The black dust falling down from the bridge, to the factory and into the canal – dust of the non-dissapearing kind.

As a part of investigating Olise - as Smithson - borrows material from the site, and in the proces she became interested in testing the water of the Gowanus Canal and later digging into the mud, to examine the pigmentation of the place. Painting has used earth pigments for colour since the cave paintings, which is still referred to in the names of the colours, Sienna, Umbra etc. All colour pigmentation used to come from the earth, today they are chemically made. Olise decided to use the mud from the canal as colour pigmentation following the ancient tradition. Only has the world changed and the earth pigmentation is today chemical – on site.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

ZONA MACO Art Fair, Mexico, 2013

I´ll participate at Zona Maco Art Fair i Mexico City with a wooden site-specific installation and a few large and small scale paintings.
April 10-14 2013

 House with three streetlamps, acrylic on canvas, 84x84", 2013

A hole in the floor, acrylic on canvas, 84x90", 2013

Alone House, acrylic on canvas, 26x30", 2013

Crowsfeet, acrylic on canvas, 46x50", 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013

Crystal Bites of Dust at Barbara Davis Gallery

Crystal Bites of Dust at Barbara Davis Gallery is a show about a very specific place in Brooklyn. A place I bike through every day, a kind of a non-space; the area around the Gowanus Canal.
I have been in a dialogue with Roberth Smitson´s "Monuments of the Passaic" which he wrote for Art Forum in 1967. His trip was west of Manhattan to New Jersey and the bridges over the Hackensack River. I mirrored this journey and went East to Gowanus Canal and the bridges over that.
My ongoing interest in abandoned constructions, the end of Modernism, and the life after that, is still very much present...

After two big shows of installation at Honor Fraser in LA and Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Centre, I have been returning to painting, and the show is actually my first pure painting show.