In Play - Exhibition March 2011

In Play
Lis Ehrenreich & Mikael Jackson
Exhibition 3 - 26 March 2011

Two generations of ceramic artists are set 'in play' and create dialogue.
The ceramic works by Lis Ehrenreich & Mikael Jackson DK are set 'in play' to create a new dialogue.
This exhibition holds ornamental variations from the installation 'Flying Carpet', where the shadow creates an oriental carpet, to vessels containing ornaments of a Middle Eastern cultural heritage.

The viewer is given the possibility to investigate this cultural meeting between two generations of Danish artists, who are both inspired by their love for ornamental images. Lis Ehrenreich connects the structural relief-patterns with layers of glaze. In Mikael's installations the two-dimensional ornaments are transformed to three-dimensional form.

Mikael Jackson “I always sculpture my work with geometry as my starting point. For this exhibition I have chosen to let myself be inspired by traditional Islamic patterns. The objects have developed from relatively simple three-dimensional elements, which are repeated. The parts are put together in various ways ending up as unique objects.
The abstract notions, I research, contrast fragility towards strength, the industrial towards the handmade, the visually tight opposed to loose expression, and order to chaos.” Mikael graduated from the Royal College of Art in London, 2008. He has a studio in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Lis Ehrenreich “The Classical form – presently the Albarello – is my starting point. The timelessness of the form is emphasized by the structural, rustic expressions of the glaze applied to ornamental imprints in the wet clay. I find inspiration for the patterns in my surroundings: walls, books... everywhere.”
Lis Ehrenreich is educated at the Jutland Art Academy, Aarhus, DK, 1976-81. She has a studio in Aarhus, Jutland, DK.