EXHIBITIONS 2013

 19. JANUARY - 3. MARCH

Wenche Kvalstad Eckhoff - Maximum Minimum - collage/assemblage

Architecture and space/room are terms often used to describe Eckhoff's (1946) work. Much of her inspiration is taken from urban settings. Photos, cuttings, notes from sketchbooks and texts together make up an archive of material. She has also been involved in land art and was one of the three organisers of the " Art" projects in the 1990s. Eckhoff lives and works in Oslo.

 Johan Knoff - paintings


A stay at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris has given Knoff (1935) the inspiration to catch the light and the ambience of the city in winter. In some of the paintings the city serves as a backdrop to ethnic components from immigrant communities, the result of which is often interesting contrasts between abstract and figurative elements. Knoff is a fine colourist and the colours have become the mainstay of his art without the meaning being lost.

 Ruta Pakarklyte - Silence in green - ceramics


Pakarklyte (1975) focuses on the drawbacks of the welfare state. By constructing objects from porcelain castings of rubbish she wishes to convey a political message. She wants the litter we encounter every day to form the basis for our reflection, consumption and surroundings. Pakarklyte, who lives at Nesodden, was born in Lithuania and has lived and worked in Norway since 2001.

 16. MARCH - 8. MAY

Espen Dietrichson - sculpture

Espen Dietrichson (1976) is known for his sculptures of glass and prisms, as well as seemingly functional sculptures constructed to look like different types of vehicles. The expression is high tech and perfectionistic. For the exhibition at Kunstbanken, Dietrichson will also present new silk screens and large-scale drawings, as well as several smaller drawings. The exhibition will predominantly present new work while at the same time offering a natural continuation of the exhibitions at Hå Gamle Prestegard in 2011 and at Galerie Roger Tator in Lyon in 2012.

 Ingrid Becker and Anne Kvam - textiles


Becker (1952) and Kvam (1956) present a collaborative project which springs from a joint fascination for organic as well as geometric shapes. Time is an important factor for both of them - the artwork slowly takes shape - combined with an emphasis on the craft and the materials. Becker will show objects fashioned and intertwined using willow, bark and wood, as well as textile techniques such as lacework and weaving. Kvam will present embroidered textiles on linen and cotton, where the latticework patterns create surfaces that give an illusion of three dimensional figures.




 25. MAY - 11. AUGUST

Creatures - group exhibition

In contemporary arts and crafts we regularly find creatures and beings with recognisable features and expressions that are placed in human and social situations. For this exhibition the artists use as their starting point scenes from real life or cartoons and fairytales, the stories being fashioned through materials and techniques. The art is stretched a bit further in relation to the usage aspect. The exhibition shows works that range from jewellery to free-standing larger objects. A wide mixture of materials and techniques are represented, the expression ranging from the humorous and subtle to 'fantasy' and even ever so slightly grotesque.

24. AUGUST - 6. OCTOBER

May Bente Aronsen - textiles

May Bente Aronsen (1962) is one of our most innovative textile artists. She fashions monumental shapes that relate actively to the room/space. At Kunstbanken she shows brand new textiles where the theme is an illusion of three-dimensionality. Aronsen is a prominent artist who has undertaken several extensive public art commissions and received prizes for her work. Her artwork has been acquired by the three museums of art and design within the country.

 Turid Holter - textiles


Turid Holter's (1936-2011) tragic death put a stop to her planned exhibition at Kunstbanken in 2012. When she died she was, at 75 years of age, in the middle of a productive period where she explored a graphic expression in her textile art. The exhibition includes wall pieces that were shown at Østfold Kunstsenter in 2011. Turid Holter was a pioneer when it came to developing fabric print as an art form. She was accepted at Høstutstillingen (The Autumn Exhibition) in 1967 with her display of printed textiles.

 Tine Aamot - drawings

Tine Aamot's (1969) exhibition comprises drawings and structures in which two and three dimensional aspects play against each other. The technique uses tape and building related materials. For the past ten years Aamodt has worked on the themes of spatial perception, exploring the limits, structure and function of a given space. The space is then displaced or fragmented and the perspective distorted so that new spatial constellations emerge.

 18. & 19. OcTOBER

Performancefestival

This year's performance festival offers a varied programme featuring groups and individual artists on the Saturday. As in previous years, Friday is dedicated to performances especially adapted for school pupils. More information will be made available on our website in the spring.

Photo: Performancefestival 2011: Noor Abed: Where to? Photo by Christoffer Horsfjord Nilsen


 2. NOVEMBER - 5. JANUARY 2014

Ola Enstad - sculptures and photograms


Enstad (1942) is and has been among Norway's most prominent sculptors since the 60s. His work is often political and humorous at the same time. In the exhibition he shows «Bodiless heads and faceless bodies» made from cast bronze. The heads range from 65 to 105 cm tall, without details or recognisable features. The heads are often interpreted as symbols for society's powers that be. The exhibition will also comprise works made using different photographic techniques. Enstad lives and works in Oslo.

 Jannecke Lønne Christiansen - Time


The theme of this exhibition is time as memory material, concurrence, movement and state. Lønne Christiansen (1955) deals with day and life - from light to darkness and back to light. The exhibition presents videos and paintings(cyanotypes). The paintings show three faces; those of a small girl, a young man and an older woman. The pictures are simple, monochrome and with the same face displaying different expressions. Lønne Christiansen lives and works in Lillehammer.

 Yngvild Fagerheim - ceramics

After having undertaken several public art projects, Fagerheim (1946)goes back to focusing on ceramic craftwork. She enjoys high acclaim in Norway as a pioneer both artistically and also because of her professional commitment. In the late sixties she was one of the first in Norway to be inspired by American and European experiments with a looser composition of shapes, and in her artwork she often expresses political tendencies and views on society.


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