Selected works: September


The autumn starts with two exhibitions of material-based art: Anne Guro Larsmonn and Kaja Dahl. On this occasion, we will highlight works from several artists who approach sculpture in interesting ways.

Kaja Dahl is with the exhibition I Speak Material at QB on September 1st. She works with various materials such as raw stone, terracotta, glass and porcelain, and creates sculptures that respond to a desire to enhance the sensual relationship humans have with the natural materials around them. With techniques that cross between craftsmanship and product design, Dahl creates unique and tactile works with a characteristic aesthetic sensibility.

Pettersen & Hein are a collaboration between the Danish designer Lea Hein and the Norwegian artist Magnus Pettersen. Their objects are at the intersection of art and design and are shown in exhibitions worldwide. Selected exhibitions from 2022 are Salone del Mobile (Milan), Tableau (Copenhagen), Fir Gallery (Beijing) and QB Gallery (Oslo).

Andrea Scholze →

Andrea Scholze is with the exhibition De Underjordiske at QB on September 22. Her sculptures are roughly modelled, expressive beings at the intersection of animal/human. Thoughts about how modern man distances himself to a greater extent from nature, and then experiences longing towards it, are often present in her works.

Anne Guro Larsmon is with the exhibition Diagrams of a Revery at QB on August 18. Larsmon has studied and worked in LA for over 8 years. She mainly works with conceptual sculpture prepared through research from scientific theory around technology and the body, as well as inspiration from history and film. Larsmonn has a fondness for glass and metal and often uses rough, unpolished metals together with beautiful and perfectly designed glass. The works can often hint at the body's vulnerability in the face of the industrial world.

Hanne Friis →

Hanne Friis has studied painting and sculpture, and is best known for her sensual, abstract sculptures in various textile materials. The sculptures are carefully constructed by hand with a distinctive technique; with a small needle, Friis transforms the material by folding and squeezing the fabric into organic formations and complex structures that create an experience of growth and change. The ambivalent relationship between form and materiality becomes a consistent theme. A large proportion of her textiles are colored using plant-based materials which, through time-consuming processes, give the surfaces a painterly expression. The work Kart / Map is part of a series of works made with surplus material from the clothing brand Holzweiler - this gives a different expression in terms of colour, but which at the same time is very typical of Friis' sculptures in terms of shape.