KEMISTRY GALLERY - SHOW


Date: January 2010
Client: Personal work
www.kemistrygallery.co.uk

CREDITS:
Thank you to everyone who helped us cutting wood, painting, sanding and screen printing: Linn Wie, Gry Futtrup Rasmussen, Lasse Gyrn, Ida Hannibal, Anine Nilsson, Rasmus Stolberg, Hayley Davis, Louise Ryberg, Caritas Fischer and Jody Barton.

Read about the show on www.creativereview.co.uk
The theme of the work in the show is information graphics: a wide field spanning from signage, stock charts and weather reports to topographical studies, lunar calendars and flags. We found that there is a huge source of visual material and inspiration to be found in this field - patterns, grids, plots, maps etc.

In most contexts information graphics is the discipline of organizing information in ways that draw on locally known visual language, but seen with an outsider's eye, often such information can be perceived as no more than an abstract pattern. We wanted to work with information in this abstract form, where the actual content and data is left a mystery, and only the form is present, letting the viewer decide which contents to assign the images. In short, the show consists of a series of graphic experiments that are all a sort of "visual word game" on the idea of collecting data. They are like distorted diagrams without context or information. Most of the pieces are made of painted wood, but there is also a series of eight posters (five hand benched screen prints and three off set prints) and a mobile consisting of 600 painted wooden sticks. Apart from being graphic interpretations of information graphics, many of the pieces are also inspired by textiles and woven grids, as well as 60'ies opart. Some of the pieces are also studies of light, colour-reflections and shadow.

Topographic Reflection, wood and paint, 60x60 cm.

'Study of a Place', wood and paint, 60x60 cm.

'Let's Twist Again', wood and paint, 150x165 cm.

'Assorted Specimens' #1-6, wood and paint, 60x60 cm.

'Black & White Swarm', wood, string and paint, 130x130x120 cm.

Installation view

Prints, all 46x64 cm printed on 200 gr. ivory paper.

Top row: 'Transitions' screenprint, 'Statistical Insignificance' offset print, 'The Normal Distribution' screen print,'Random Observations' offset print

Bottom row: 'Finding the Pattern' offset print, 'Losing the Plot' screen print, '29,5 days' screen print, 'Sweater (close up)' screen print.

Installation view. Left: 'Flags of Our Mothers' #1-12.

'Hologram', wood and paint, 60x60 cm.

'Tools' #1-2, wood and paint, 30x40 cm.

'Colour Coordination' (detail), wood, hooks and paint.

'Your Syptoms May Be Chronic', wood, wire and paint.

Invite
The theme of the work in the show is information graphics: a wide field spanning from signage, stock charts and weather reports to topographical studies, lunar calendars and flags. We found that there is a huge source of visual material and inspiration to be found in this field - patterns, grids, plots, maps etc.

In most contexts information graphics is the discipline of organizing information in ways that draw on locally known visual language, but seen with an outsider's eye, often such information can be perceived as no more than an abstract pattern. We wanted to work with information in this abstract form, where the actual content and data is left a mystery, and only the form is present, letting the viewer decide which contents to assign the images. In short, the show consists of a series of graphic experiments that are all a sort of "visual word game" on the idea of collecting data. They are like distorted diagrams without context or information. Most of the pieces are made of painted wood, but there is also a series of eight posters (five hand benched screen prints and three off set prints) and a mobile consisting of 600 painted wooden sticks. Apart from being graphic interpretations of information graphics, many of the pieces are also inspired by textiles and woven grids, as well as 60'ies opart. Some of the pieces are also studies of light, colour-reflections and shadow.