Marie J. Engelsvold
8. january – 13. february 2011
Møstings Hus, Andebakkesti 5, DK-2000 Frederiksberg
Tuesday - sunday, at 11-16. (Fri entré)
Opening friday the 7. january. at 16.00 -18.00. The exhibition is opend of the chairman of the Culture and Leisure Committee Lone Loklindt
Bunker, bunches and clusters.- Marie J. Engelsvold explores the borders between painting and sculpture.
The hair waves gently in the breeze, while a bunch of playmates fly screeching off in a cable car that takes them across the room. And this is not a metaphor for the mane, which has its source on the canvas. Because it is really growing out in the hall, which is criss-crossed by a floating assembly of painted objects in motion.
Marie J. Engelsvold does not create works that hang neatly in their place and stay within limits. Instead she is experimenting and playing herself forward to new hybrid forms of painting and sculpture, which she sends into space and around the viewer. So we meet them as we meet each other, body to body, and sometimes even eye to eye.
To stand in the center of Engelvolds works is a direct invitation to play along andinteract with the works, both literally and figuratively. Indeed, we must maneuver in the room to get it all. The paintings have, for once, backs that are just as important as the so-called front. You can immerse yourself in the details, from the big stitches to the almost brutal way of painting and the surprising balance Engelsvold constantly manages to create in her works. And as you move you are constantly confronted with new perspectives on both the works and the intentions behind.
And it is basically about painting and sculpture - and especially on the intersection between them.