BARBRO ÅBERG - Exhibition May-June 2016

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Exhibition 12 May – 11 June 2016
Sculptural ceramics about time, memory and life
Barbro Aberg challenges the melting point in lava-like materials, composing pattern and structure in natural rhythm of process in which the apparent recognisability surprises with unknown sequences and richness of detail.

The pieces emerge from a personal insistence of developing an individualistic idiom of form.
Inspired by microscopic fossils combined with thoughts about time, memory and ways of life, she achieves a fusion of nature and culture.

Even when the bowl or vase appears, it is in form of the archetype.

Barbro Åberg: ”I relate to the impulses from the world of fantasy that can transform inspirations and sketches into three-dimensional pieces.
The exhibition pieces 'Texted Eggs' are a new line in my artistic work.
The ideas for these came out of a quick brainstorm.
The pieces have evolved into a combination of sculpture/ musical instrument or meditation object. Each object carries its own tale, its own note.
The exhibition also presents 'Entangled Pieces' a theme I have worked with for the past years.

The viewer, with no affiliation to ceramics as an artistic expression, is often astonished seeing my work - my special clay, the modelling and final expression.
I work mainly with the sculpture and object, - and when the bowl or vase sneaks in - it is in the form of an archetypal sculptural unique piece.
The clay is a mixed clay with the volcanic material perlite and paper fibres. The surfaces consist of various 'terra sigillata' or colours.
My inspiration are shapes, patterns, textural surfaces both in nature and down to the microscopic level, as well as in our man-made culture, including architecture and engineering.
In addition, I photograph and use the visual impulses from the photographic process as a kind of visual memory.”

BARBRO ÅBERG was born in 1958 in Umeå, Northern Sweden.
Danish married, working and living in Denmark since 1986.
EDUCATION at Arts&Crafts School in Kolding, DK 1986-88 and Konstskolan in Uppsala, Sweden 1984-85.
Member of IAC International Academy of Ceramics.
EXHIBITIONS - Gallery Pagter 2015; Gallery Lerverk, Göteborg, Sweden 2014; Biennial Parcours Céramique Carougeois (Prix du Public) Galerie Tiramisu, Schweiz 2013; Denmark's Ceramics Museum CLAY 2011-12; International Ceramic Festival Sasama, GIFU Museum, Japan 2011; Space Between Thoughts, Galerie Hélène Porée, Paris 2010; Gallery Nørby, Carlin Galerie m. Thiébaut Chagué, Paris and Meister der Moderne, Handwerkskammer of München 2005; From the Kilns of Denmark, travel exhibition USA, Paris, Berlin 2002-04..
ART FAIRS: SOFA New York og SOFA Chicago/ Lacoste Gallery 2008-12; SOFA Chicago/ Snyderman Gallery 2007, Gallery Nørby 2006; 2014 Collect London/ Cultural Connections, UK and International Fine Art & Antique Show/ Maison Gerard, New York..
See more: BIOGRAPHY..

Thanks to The Danish Arts Foundation for Project Funding of the Gallery in 2015-2016.

Born in 1958 in Umeå, Northern Sweden. Danish wed, living in Denmark since 1986.
Member of IAC International Academy of Ceramics since 2007.

1986-88 Arts&Crafts School – Kolding. Ceramics & glass.
1984-85 Konstskolan i Uppsala, Sweden.
1983 Student, Susan Steinman, Berkely, USA.
1979-82 Art Education Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, USA.

2004 Biennale de la Sculpture en Céramique, Mamer, Luxembourg.
1993 Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award, New Zealand.
1993,90,89 Artists Easter Exhibition Århus, DK.
1991 Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition, DK.
1988 Artists Summer Exhibition in Tistrup, DK.

2016 Potential Spaces, Kaolin, Stockholm.
2015 Entangled, Galleri Pagter, DK.
2014 Galleri Lerverk, Göteborg, Sweden.
2013 Galerie Tiramisu, Carouge, Schweiz.
2011-12 Erindring & Erkendelse. Denmark's Ceramics Museum CLAY, Funen.
2010 ”The Space between the Thoughts”, Galerie Hélène Porée. Paris.
2010,07,04 Galleri Jytte Møller, Frederici, DKa.
2008 Keramisch Centrum Nederland, Haarlem, Holland.
2005 ”Tanker om Tid”, Galleri Nørby, Copenhagen, DK.
2003 ”Spår av tid”, Blås & Knåda, Stockholm.

2015 Nature/Return. Det Ny Kastet, w. I.Ørntoft, S.Rasmussen, T.Andersson
2014 The Structure of Lust, Galleri R2, Svaneke, DK.
2013 Masterpieces - miniature, Ann Linnemann Gallery, København.
2012 Danish Clay w. Hans Vangsø. Lacoste Gallery, USA.
Drawing the Empty Space. w. XXIInd Biennale of Vallauris, Frankrig.
Gallery Hu, Nagoya, Japan
2011 Verkehr Museum & International Ceramic Festival, Sasama, Japan.
2006 PULS, Bruxelles. w. Jonathan Keep, UK.
2005 Carlin Gallery, Paris. w. Thiébaut Chagué.
2001 ”Metamorfose”, International Ceramics Biennial, Austria- Danmark.
2002-04 From the Kilns of Denmark. Travel exhibition USA-Paris-Berlin..
”Céramique Contemporaines Danoises”, Carlin Gallery, Paris.
”Keramik aus Dänemark”, Keramik Galerie Hilde Holstein, Bremen.
1997 ”Keramiktriennalen”, Trapholt Art Museum, DK.
“Danish Ceramics 1850-1997”, Sophienholm, DK.
1999 “Standpunkte”, Keramikmuseum Keramion, Frechen, Germany.
Material: Earth - Size: Small, Schweiz.
2005 ”Meister der Moderne 2005”, Handwerkskammer of München.
2007 The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, USA.
2008 Danish Ceramics. Lacoste Gallery, USA.
The Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, GIFU, Japan.

ART FAIRS - from 2006
SOFA Chicago, SOFA New York, COLLECT London, International Fine Art & Antique Show, New York,USA.

Danish Arts Foundation, Denmark's National Bank Foundation, Painter Koefoeds Fund, Danish Crafts, Anna E. Munchs Legat, Frimodt-Heinke Fund, Politikenfondet,Grosserer L.F. Foghts Fond, Esther & Jep Finks Mindefond for arkitektur og kunsthåndværk, Danish Crafts, Dalhoff-Larsens Fond..

Musée de Carouge, Schweiz, GIFU-Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Japan, Danish Arts Foundation, Ny Carlsbergfondet, Designmuseum Danmark, Statens Konstråd, Sverige, Kunstforeningen af 14. august, Keramikmuseum CLAY, Internationalt Keramisk Center - Guldagergaard, Aarhus Kommune, Skanderborg Kommune..

UNEVEN SPACES - C.Thorup Apr-May 2016

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Charlotte Thorup DK
Exhibition 7 April – 4 May 2016
Opening reception Thursday 7 April at 16-19.00
Artist talk Saturday 16 April at 15-17.00
Module by module leads to a new form - small ceramic entities become one..
Quadratic and modeled clay sticks are formed into simple modules, put together with the intention at all time to develop the shape, and eventually turn into one work.
The idea behind the pieces is a study of spatial proportions.
The piece's geometric constructions reveal a refined organic logic.

Charlotte Thorup is occupied with pattern and repetition, spatial dimensions, contrasts and connections.
The inspiration appears from the city's architecture and the symmetry of nature, reflecting an investigation of visual impressions and sensations - a field of harvest pattern or a building where the attention is caught.
Thin and heavy elements are put together in complex compositions, while simplicity rules in the pieces material contrasts, where light and shadow effects create 'colour'.

Multiple parts are assembled into one entity of organic metamorphosis.
The combination of porcelain and stoneware emphasizes the contrasts, while supporting light and shadow effects of the glaze colour combinations and tactile material qualities of matte and glossy surfaces.
The variation and span of pieces reflect the idea concept.


CHARLOTTE THORUP: ”By constructing a piece in module structures occurs a network of links. For the exhibition FORM LANGUAGE in 2014, I worked from the word 'Connections'. This I have explored further and created numerous of new works in various ways to associate and relate to space, proportion and repetition.

A long concentrated period of work has given room for contemplation. In this process, I have had time to develop and follow the idea's progression.
Where I previously made wall objects in square and rectangular shapes based on repetition and rhythm, the new pieces have emerged from this new form idea that sparked my curiosity and led me to experiment in a new way with my material.

I have chosen to combine stoneware and porcelain bearing in mind the material contrasts in heaviness/ lightness and strength/ fragility - and have investigated the light and shadow effects, glazes tactile qualities such as matte/ glossy and different colour combinations.
The exhibition reflects this process in a variety of both free-standing and wall objects works.

I have pursued achieving a resonance with the viewer and the work on a sensible level, with the possibility of dialogue on life's basic conditions, such as contrast, space, light and shadow..
My intention is to add a simplified expression to a poetic and architectural narrative, reinforced by virtue of the clay, glaze, firing and hand imprint."

CHARLOTTE THORUP was born in 1973. She graduated in 2000 from the Glass and Ceramic School - Bornholm (Academy's Design School), has traveled and studied abroad from England to Australia, she lives and has her studio in Svaneke on the Danish island of Bornholm.

Thanks to Esther & Jep Fink's Foundation for Architecture and Crafts and Grosserer L.F. Foghts Fond for Funding of Charlotte Thorup.
Thanks to The Danish Arts Foundation Project Fund for funding in 2016.

CHARLOTTE THORUP - born in Denmark 1973

1997-2000 Denmarks Design School – Bornholm (Royal Danish Art Academy)
1995-1996 Århus Art Academy.
1994 Art School Firenze, Italy.

2015 Kunsthåndværkerprisen af 1879, Officinet, Copenhagen, DK
Resonans, Lyngby Kunstforening, DK
Definition, Officinet, Copenhagen, DK
2014 Unik Keramik, Køge, DK
New Meets Old, Hiorts Fabrik, Rønne, DK
Lystens Strukturer, R2 Galleri, Svaneke, DK
Formsprog Og Tankespind, Ann Linnemann Galleri, Copenhagen, DK
Fantastic Tales, The Ceramic House, England.
2013 Definition, Finland.
2012 Behold, Ann Linnemann Galleri, Copenhagen, DK
Kunsthåndværkerprisen af 1879, Nationalmuseet, Copenhagen, DK
2011 Den næste generation, Roskilde, DK
Et Strejf af…, Ann Linnemann Galleri, Copenhagen, DK
2010 Wawerhythmfold, Galleri Klejn, Bornholm, DK
Decade one, Danmarks Designskole, Bornholm, DK
”Hot Spots ”, Museion No. 1, Budapest
2009 Landmarks, Flow Gallery, London, UK

Grosserer L.F. Foghts Fond, 2016. Esther og Jep Finks Mindefond for Arkitektur og Kunsthåndværk, 2015. Kunsthåndværkerprisen af 1879, Annie & Otto Johs. Detlefs´ Almennyttige Fond, Sølvmedalje, 2015, bronzemedalje og rejselegat, 2012. Statens Kunstfond, arbejdslegat, 2014. Beckett Fonden, 2014. Kunstrådet Bornholm, 2014. Grosserer L.F. Foghts Fond, 2014, 2013, 2010. Danmarks Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond af 1968 2014, 2013, 2007. Fridtmodt-Heineke Fonden, 1999, 2009. Knud Højgaards Fond, 2009, 2007, 2003, 2001. Rejselegat, Svanekegårdens Censurede Efterårsudstilling, 2007. Martha og Paul Kerrn-Jespersens Fond, 2002. The Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation, 2002. Toyota Fonden, 2002. Det Reiersenske Fond, 2000.


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Anne Fabricius Møller & Ann Linnemann
Exhibition 4 March - 2 April 2016
Artist Talk Saturday 12 March at 16-19.00
Textile and ceramics meet in new materialities - concrete and inconcrete.
An interdisciplinary experimental collaborative project of material combinations and techniques, such as cylinder-drilling in cast concrete, glaze, clay.. made in a studio residency at The Danish Art Workshops SVFK Copenhagen in 2015.

The exhibition is a presentation of the project, showing the laboratory-like character of the experiments and work in progress.

A fascination with secret layers, geological research and collecting things has resulted in a collaboration in which sand, cement, old shards, cups and other easily available materials are cast and/or melted into unique small existences, which are core-drilled, and archaeological surprises have emerged.

Cup-drilled columns, some are several cuts out of one casting, creating new spatialities, as from the recycled teapot that is cast in concrete, to seabed-like associations in the ceramic drillings.

Much fell apart in the process, some fell out reasonably, but small revelations also jumped out of the project.

Unpredictable areas and substances, also much stuff in the bottom of a bucket.

Some casts are in a geological-like state as if extracted from the real world.

The project recycled and used gravel, powder, glazes, clay, pottery shards, - cups, jugs, bowls and other things from Ann Linnemann's many years of ceramic work and Anne Fabricius Møller's accumulations.
The result is both a concrete and in-concrete exhibition.

We would like to thank MT Højgaard for the loan of drilling equipment and The Danish Art Workshops SVFK in Copenhagen for studio space in the spring of 2015.
Also thanks to the Danish Arts Foundation Project Fund for funding in 2016.

Anne Fabricius Møller has a small collection of drilled cores, found and acquired. She had inherited the mysteriously 'unattainable' and interesting stone and concrete cores; and then one day a hole had to be drilled through a concrete wall for a drain, and she saw the process of 'cylinder drilling' and it became physically visual and not as unattainable as she first believed.
The desire for 'drilling' secrets out of things was shared with Ann Linnemann. They had talked about doing a project together, and it was obvious with Ann's archaeological interest and their mutual mindset that cylinder-drilling could appeal to both.
Knowledge of ceramics could prove to be an inspiration for the project.

The project is inspired by drilling with 'Cup-drills' (cylinder/core drills) for example occurring at construction sites, brickwork for pipes and installations, geological ground investigations, ice core drilling, biological research, time survey, archaeological studies, and not least the left-over drill holes and the drilling cores.

Key words: geological deposits - archaeological accumulations - time layers - time pockets - memories & secrets - conscious & unconscious - precision & randomness..

"We worked with material tests and experiments based on our individual experiences, but with the object being to challenge these experiences through interdisciplinary collaboration, differences in material knowledge, craftsmanship and artistic approach, mindset and philosophical aspects of the project itself."

Collection and accumulation of materials - layer by layer.
Material and form studies are mainly in clay and other ceramic materials, fired shards, but also concrete, sand, stone, cement, wood, and other matters.
We drilled with a cylindrical Cup-drill into mixed substances, which we then fired at different temperatures or fired before drilling.
Because of melting risk in the kiln we made clay containers that were labelled and filed in a coded system.

Anne Fabricius Møller -
"Generally, I am inspired by what is at hand and daily chores, mechanics, tool geometry, botany, spontaneous processes, time, nature, and that of the good stuff, I can dig up from my own stash."
BIOGRAPHY (b. 1959)
EDUCATION School of Art & Design, (Art Achademy), Textile, 1982–1986
2015 Hjemlighed, udstilling i privat hjem i Lavendelstræde, København
2015 Snedkernes Efterårsudstilling, Øregaard Museum, Hellerup
2015 Tisch Towel, Butik for Borddækning, København
2014 Antibodies, Tapholt, Kolding
2014 Mindecraft 14, Møbelmessen i Milano, Italien
2014 Snedkernes Efterårsudstilling, KADK, København
2014 Street Print, La Sala Vincon, Barcelona, Spanien
2013 ‘Wireless’, Kunstsenter i Drammen, Tønsberg og Frederikstad, Norge.
2013 Silkeborgudstillingen 2013, Kunstcentret Silkeborg Bad.
2013 Biennalen for Kunsthåndværk og Design, Rundetårn København.
GRANTS and AWARDS from 2007
Kunstforeningen af 14. August legatet. 2007
Statens Kunstfonds 3 årige arbejdslegat. 2008
Biennaleprisen. 1995 og 2013
Nationalbankens arbejdslegat 2014
Hædersydelse fra Statens Kunstfond 2014
MEMBER OF Boutique for Table-setting and Carpenters Autumn Exhibition.

Ann Linnemann - LINK - ceramic pieces
"I am interested in the secret layers of the work. The dreamy and nebulous hiding in the object's concrete reality. The dialogue with the viewer and the story that underlies the experience.”
BIOGRAPHY (b. 1957)
EDUCATION School of Art & Design, (Art Achademy), ceramics, 1983–1989
2016 Forms of Forrest, Lacoste Gallery, Maine, USA.
2013 Contemporary Spins on Blue & White Ceramics, Lacoste Gallery, USA.
2012 Illusion – inspiration of Italien (solo), Ann Linnemann Gallery, DK.
2009-11 Taking Time: Craft and Slow Movement, travel exhibition, UK.
2009 Ann Linnemann (solo), Helen Stephens Gallery, Sydney, AU.
2008 Blue Room, Scottish Gallery, Edinburg, UK.
2008 Porcelain, JamFactory Contemporary Gallery, AU.
2005 Body Blue - Paul Scott UK & Ann Linnemann, Galleri Nørby, København.
2001-04 Kilns of Denmark, travel exhibitioni USA, Europa.
1999 Biennial for Crafts og Design, Trapholt Art Museum.
1997 Formation (solo), Gallery Nørby. - Danish Ceramic Triennial, Trapholt.
Statens Kunstfond treårigt stipendium 1998; Rejselegat 2011,04, Arbejdslegat 2008,96,94, Præmiering 2009. Ole Haslunds Kunstnerlegat, Helpmann Academy Award AU, Danske Keramik Triennalepris. Danmarks Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfond, Banff Arts Centre Award CA, Knud Højgaards Fond, Thomas B. Thriges Fond..
Danmarks Keramikmuseum CLAY, Designmuseum Danmark, International Ceramic Research Center, NyCarlsberg Fondet, Næstved Museum, OJD-Fondet, Statens Kunstfond, Trapholt Kunstmuseum.