Allegori som allegori - irogella mos irogellA
Sara Christensen, Kenneth Varpe, Trond Halvorsen, Ingeborg Kvame, Mona Orstad Hansen, Tove Kommedal, Andreas Soma, Jørund Aase Falkenberg
Installations, drawings, paintings, animations of artists from the Stavanger area
Ingeborg Kvame: The Moon had lost all its brilliance + Tove Kommedal: Kube 2 + Kenneth Varpe: Dilutions, Delusions
A flash exhibition of one weekend only at Stavanger kunstmuseum, before moving on to somewhere else. Organized by local artists, inviting artists that have moved away from Stavanger. Based on the topic of allegory as such, a wide platform offering the view of a great variety of artists and works. The location in the circular labyrinth at the art museum is great, allowing you to get lost in space and art. This shows the impressive quality and creativity emerging from this area, but it also shows the loss of artists leaving the area.
Sara Christensen: I'll do the dishes
Almost hitting the spot, or already sold
Kenneth Varpe: Dilutions, Delusions
Part one of a truly beautiful work, a wall of 240 clay paintings, all depicting some kind of abstract landscape. In the next room the riddle is solved, all papers are put together in an animation, showing the neverending splashing of waves over a rock.
Mona Orstad Hansen: Pole, a reversal is already underway + Blow
Mona Orstad Hansen's work in familiar and unfamiliar format, in her abstract canvas paintings and in prints rolled into pillars where only the edge is visible.
Kenneth Varpe: Twofold (Making Analogue Matter IV)
Triggering the curiosity, but not satisfying it by showing the whole picture, Kenneth Varpe is fully able to engage the viewers.
Andreas Soma: Cargo 1-26
Detailed technical drawings of cargo ships with almost impossible amount of loads.
Jørund Aase Falkenberg: Og ikkje noko anna betyr noko + Mona Orstad Hansen: En blanding av hendelser
A christmas tree of extension cords, a mess of power. You will need to try a lot to find which one is the carrier of electricity. This could also be used to illustrate risk of fire through power overload.
Sara Christensen: Ephemeral Sustainability
Painting on unprepared canvas, showing details of something that could be of importance, we will never know, we just need to imagine.
Tove Kommedal: Kube 1
A wonderful spacial effect of geometry, created by wooden strips on the walls.
Trond Halvorsen: Still Life
"This PDF file has an error and cannot be printed." But then the error message was printed, indicating what could have been. So easy, so effective, so sinister.