Galleri Gann, Sandnes
Galleri Gann offer large rooms with both sales exhibition and special exhibitions. At the moment there is a very interesting exhibition of sculptures by Kjell Varvin.
The artist must have had a lot of fun making these installations. He must have enjoyed choosing which object to use and where to put it. When other would have considered many of these objects as trash and leftovers, they become important objects in Varvin's eyes. He has also had the opportunity to make in 3D the optical illusions I used to draw as a youngster. These are intricate geometrical sculptures in welded metal, some painted, some not. The third category are impossible installations, balancing, seeming like they could fall down any time.
The love of the material, the unstability and the playfulness is easy to sense through the objects.
Here are some views:
Kjell Varvin makes a lot of these improvised sculptures. Many can be viewed here
Galleri Gann webpage here