Marius Engh at STANDARD (OSLO)

Artist: Marius Engh Venue: STANDARD (OSLO) Exhibition Title: Eschscholzia California Date: August 18 – September 16, 2017 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of STANDARD (OSLO). Photos by Vegard Kleven. Press Release: “In the middle of the night I got up. I had decided to do so the night before. I had been thinking of an object that I wanted to get hold of. A window from Rustic Canyon. I took my bike from the studio, put it in the van and drove to the bluffs of Palisades Park and down along the shore on the Pacific Coast Highway One. Within the short distance before I turned off the highway and up the hills, I was… Read More

Marijke Van Warmerdam at Galleri Riis

Artist: Marijke Van Warmerdam Venue: Galleri Riis, Oslo Exhibition Title: Overlap Date: March 25 – April 29, 2017 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Video: Marijke Van Warmerdam, excerpt of Overlap, 2017, Digital film loop converted to HD video, 49 seconds Marijke Van Warmerdam, excerpt of Fast Forward, 2016, Digital film loop converted to HD video, 3 minutes 4 seconds Marijke Van Warmerdam, excerpt of Het Grote Geheugen (The Big Memory), 2008, 35 mm film loop, projector, loop system Marijke Van Warmerdam, excerpt of Rrrolle-blue, 2011, 35 mm film loop converted to HD video, 53 seconds Marijke Van Warmerdam, excerpt of Rrrolle-red, 2011, 35 mm film loop converted to HD video, 32 seconds Images: Images and videos courtesy of the artist and Galleri Riis, Oslo. Photos by Adrian Bugge. Press… Read More

Anna Zacharoff at STANDARD (OSLO)

Artist: Anna Zacharoff Venue: STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo Exhibition Title: I’m Flattened to be Asked Date: April 1 – May 7, 2016 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo. Photos by Vegard Kleven. Press Release: STANDARD (OSLO) is proud to announce an exhibition of new works by Anna Zacharoff. Entitled “I’m Flattened to Be Asked” it is comprising of eleven paintings and three sculptures. 1. Listen: easier said than done, and that’s exactly the point 2. Agreement: say yes and add something, don’t reject ideas 3. Team Work: have a group mind, think of others 4. Don’t Block: stealing jokes / not listening / changing topic 5. Relationship: focus on connection between characters, not just subject… Read More

Kim Hiorthøy at STANDARD (OSLO)

Artist: Kim Hiorthøy Venue: STANDARD (OSLO) Exhibition Title: Take it From The Field Date: February 12 – March 12, 2016 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of the artist and STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo. Photos by Vegard Kleven. Press Release: “The art of a chair is not its resemblance to art, but is partly its reasonableness, usefulness and scale as a chair.” — Donald Judd “It is not enough to deface the Mona Lisa because that does not kill the Mona Lisa.” — Pierre Boulez When, after deciding to go for a walk or to seek out a friend who lives some way away, one suddenly finds oneself lost in wilderness, it is… Read More

Nancy Lupo at 1857

Artist: Nancy Lupo Venue: 1857, Oslo Exhibition Title: The Third Badger Date: September 4 – November 11, 2015 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of 1857, Oslo. Press Release: In America, Rubbermaid® BRUTE® containers are ubiquitous, meaning that they can be found all over the place, in malls, hospitals, parks, and prisons. For this reason they are also hard to see. Factually speaking, this is the opposite of a hallucination. A hallucination is where you see things that are not there, in this case however, you omit from vision things that are there. Through The WooferTM, a dog coat with stereo speakers built into it, we are presented with the following image: You enter a room. You have… Read More

“Omelette” at 1857

Artists: Ragna Bley, Magni Borgehed, Hi-5, Tom Humphreys, Mirak Jamal, Carl Mannov Venue: 1857, Oslo Exhibition Title: Omelette or Conflicting Evidence Date: June 5 – August 16, 2015 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of 1857, Oslo Press Release: For “Omelette” 1857 moves into the territoire of painting at full throttle, and for once with the bulk of the artists sprung from the local scene. But what is left of the nnn when the nn is in exchange with the nnnnn? Let’s just begin with a yawn. Come on now, a big yawn. Hhhhhhhhhhh.. (up up up) – (and descending): Aaaaaaahhhhhhhhh.. That’s it. Not to demonstrate boredom, oh no! but to prepare for this with some extra oxygen. To… Read More

Louise Bourgeois at Peder Lund

Artist: Louise Bourgeois Venue: Peder Lund, Oslo Exhibition Title: Late Work Date: January 31 – April 25, 2015 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump. Images: Images courtesy of Peder Lund, Oslo. Copyright The Easton Foundation, licensed by BONO. Press Release: Peder Lund is pleased to announce its second exhibition with the late French-American artist Louise Bourgeois (1911- 2010). Until her death at the age of 98, Bourgeois continued to create new bodies of work with her characteristic visual language. Throughout her 70-year-long artistic career, she cultivated a consistent vocabulary of forms and motifs, expressing aspects of her own personal history and recurring themes such as marriage, motherhood, sexuality, femininity, and domesticity. Moving freely between abstraction and figuration, Bourgeois… Read More

Goutam Ghosh at STANDARD (OSLO)

Artist: Goutam Ghosh Venue: STANDARD (OSLO) Exhibition Title: “…ascribing to them birth, animation, sense and accident …” Date: February 27 – April 4, 2015 Click here to view slideshow Full gallery of video, images, press release and link available after the jump. Video: Goutam Ghosh, Probable area is 24 cm, 2015, 16mm film, color, 1.20 min, loop. Images: Images courtesy of the artist and STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo. Photos by Vegard Kleven.  Press Release: ABSTRACTION – MECHANISM – SYMBOLISM “….ascribing to them birth, animation, sense and accident…” I would like to talk about “accidents” in terms of chaos, noise and abstraction; when the phenomenon of abstraction gets associated with the collapse and decomposition of “matter”. The geological process might stand as being crucial in the decomposing of the earth… Read More