Paintings joining the abstract and the figurative
Sidetracks is an exhibition of 13 artists that all not only balance on the border between the abstract and the figurative, but even cross the border and combine the two. The span is from the more abstract to the rather conceptual works.
The concept for the exhibition is rather wide. This offers the possibility to display quite different works by a wide range of artists, almost like an exhibition of a museum's collection. As the director of the museum is the curator, this becomes a kind of exhibition of the museum's imaginary ultimate collection.
Here are some of the highlights:
Hurvin Anderson: Imperial Hotel
Kaspar Bonnén: I dette øyeblik
Toby Ziegler: Conditioned reflex
Leonard Rickhard: Figurer og handlinger mellom furutrær
Jesper Christiansen: Bagside annoncering / Litterær geometri
Daniel Richter: Hey Jack
Dag Erik Elgin: Barnett Newman Onement One
Dag Erik Elgin: Dysfunctional Male Parent
Troels Wörsel: Untitled
I was most impressed by Elgin's works. Because of the ingenuity, of the skill of techniques, and the surprise effect. "Barnett Newman Onement One" are enlarged versions of regular museum infotags, while "Dysfunctional Male Parent" change the apperance as you move along it, and going closer even text appear.