• NORWEGIAN SUMMER
  • 4 JULY — 22 AUGUST, 2009 
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GALERIE GABRIEL ROLT is pleased to present new works of four young Norwegian artists: Kristin Nordhøy, Ane Mette Hol, Toril Johannessen and Stian Eide Kluge. Each has a scientist-like rigor and complexity in the research and development of a work. Their practices combine a highly conceptual and theoretical process with an emotional, human involvement, which frequently relies on a high level of craftsmanship.

Kristin Nordhøy (Oslo, Norway, 1977) will present three recent drawings and a site-specific wall-piece consisting of masking tape and black acrylic paint. Her drawings are severe, intense, monumental works. The lines and shapes accumulate into abstract, almost sculptural structures. Though it has a formalistic appearance, the hand of the artist – the direct physicality – is always apparent in Nordhøy’s work.

In ‘12 Color Drawing’ by Ane Mette Hol (Bodø, Norway, 1979) she has created an illusion of a grey cardboard. It appears to be a piece of cardboard leaning against a wall. Blank, unadorned, it bears the hallmarks of abstract, minimal sculpture. The object, however, is no ready-made; it has been created entirely by the artist. Two white cardboards have been joined in order to get the right thickness and Hol has used chalk. charcoal, pencil and 12 coloured pencils to recreate the surface of a cardboard