Wild & Vigorous - Exhibition July 2011

Wild & vigorous
Marianne Nielsen & Marianne Krumbach DK
Exhibition June 30 - July 30 2011

In July, the gallery shows a 'wild and vigorous' Summer exhibition of new work by the emerging Danish artists Marianne Nielsen and Marianne Krumbach.

Marianne Krumbach and Marianne Nielsen are studio mates in a constant dialogue. In spite of differences in their clay practice, they have a thematic connection – a circling around cultural objects and a 'cultivation of nature' as a starting point of their figures, forms and decoration.
LINK - Marianne Nielsen - Marianne Krumbach

Marianne Nielsen
I have modelled leaves, placed on the wall in a grid they function as a kind of 'species board' – a catalogue of pattern and form/design possibilities. This way the leaf is used more or less figurative between classic nature representation and pure form, - between plate and image. (Artist photo of sketches)
The transition from nature object to our thing-ly world interests me, when form becomes shaping and colour becomes decoration. In this project it has been interesting for me to see, how one subject can spread out and hold many different meanings.

Marianne Krumbach
I have set a scene in ceramics. A rabbit looks at a set table. A large plate. A glass of wine, Knife, fork and spoon. All in a size that immediately points above you and me. In the middle of the table is a lit candle. At the tabletop the rabbits. Observing. Waiting.
A story. A tale that is open for the viewer to enter.

They both graduated from the Danish Design School – Kolding, and for the last three years they have shared a studio in Copenhagen.