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.