Varying artworks, all made by artist-members of our gallery.
Hanna Valsgård Bratlie
Linn Hovde Hestnes
Per Anders Krogh-Vennemo
Camilla Kinnapel Laudal
Veronika K. Vatnaland-Nilsen
Nora Elise Stemland
Emanuel Balder Waal
Liv Csilla Wallace
"Distant friends and close strangers"
07. - 10. November
Liv Csilla Wallace is situated in Bergen, and is still in high school where she studies media and communications. She was named talent of the month in July at TRAFO.
The exhibition is a series of acrylic paintings. The inspiration for this series is strangers and their relationships. It has always fascinated Liv how you can walk past a person in a cafe or on the street corner and the memory can either disappear within the next ten seconds, or you can walk around for weeks thinking about just these few seconds. She says that this happens to her almost every time she leaves the house. This series of pictures is therefore one recreating that memory with all these strangers she have seen in Bergen. The names of the paintings are the places in Bergen where she saw the people who inspired every image.
"Body on body"
08. - 13. October
Emma Hasselblad is an artist who is based in Gothenburg, and have education from HDK, Academy of Design and Crafts, and Esmod Berlin University of Arts for Fashion. Her exhibition "Body on body" consists of knitted sculptures.
The exhibition explores the dialog between the knitted fabric and the body. The body is primarily a physical starting point, it’s a form that can carry wearable garments and in this case; knitted bodily sculptures.
The starting point is the knitted sweater, the shell, the warming and protective coverage it gives, as the body itself; a body on a body. Left is maybe the shape of a sleeve, but it’s not a functional sleeve anymore, it’s just a shape. A memory of something that’s been in function. The sculptures have a cavity, an inside, a non-being of something, a trace of a body, and the cavity is what remains of a body. A form where there is room for a body. The sculptures are presented without being carried by bodies; they are independent bodies. But the presence of the human body still remains in this non-being form.
Photos by Julie Malene Brownsill Feet
31. May - 2. June
The spring of 2019 members exhibition at Galleri Neuf. "Mysticae", an exhibition about fairytales and mysticism. Six members present their work through photography, sculpture, painting and music.
Vera Maria Gjermundsen
Nora Elise Stemland
Julia Fredriksen (Juli Louise)
25. - 28. April
Fanny Bylund is in her final year of a Bachelor's degree in ceramics at Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO).
Bylund's description of the project:
"In this project I have been inspired by handwriting that I can't read and translated it into sculptures. I have looked at text as a visual rhythm, lines and letters as doodles. In order to see handwriting in this way, I have looked at text written in languages I do not know the sounds of. The written words will then have no message. I can look over the text and just read the visual, and not what is written.
Can I compare the reading of the handwriting I do not understand, with the reading of abstract sculpture? Can I add content to a form?
I have chosen ceramics, as clay is the material I can work most freely with. When the hand draws the line, this line is free. Even when I shape clay by hand, this line is also free. I keep the traces from the process because I want my personality to shine through, I want to get close to my own handwriting in clay."
5. - 10. March
Vida Aasen (b. 1992) is currently a student at Strykejernet Kunstskole. Aasen has been particularly interested with working on installations and sculptures the past year and a half, and in this exhibition she presents some of her work on sculpturing animals. In these works she is interested in movements, anatomy and peculiarities.
The name of the exhibition ''Animals Anonymous'' comes from the thematic around Aasen's sculptures that centers around anonymity:
''Anonymity is about the lack of name or identity, and that is a recurring theme of the sculptures that the animals are not portrayed as independent individuals. They are deprived of function or purpose, or lacking history and background. Which can stem from the control of humans.''