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Geometric Behavior
Group exhibition with: Milene Bonifacini (DK), Martha Clippinger (US), Jesper Dyrehauge (DK/Berlin), Elise Ferguson (US), Katrine Hvid (DK), Douglas Melini (US), Bodil Nielsen (DK) and Gary Petersen (US).

KUNSTPAKHUSET: January 13th 2018 - February 25th 2018
Vernissage: Saturday, January 13th 2018 between 1pm - 4pm. Six of the participating artists will be present.

KUNSTPAKHUSET proudly presents the exhibition ‘Geometric Behavior' which will be showing works of four Danish and four New York artists: Milene Bonifacini (DK), Martha Clippinger (US), Jesper Dyrehauge (DK/Berlin), Elise Ferguson (US), Katrine Hvid (DK), Douglas Melini (US), Bodil Nielsen (DK) and Gary Petersen (US).

The curator of the exhibition, the artist Katrine Hvid, has, when choosing the participating artists, focused on how each artist, in his or her own particular way, works with abstract painting founded in the concrete and geometric tradition. Their works show, simultaneously, a tight composition and a virtuously narrative expression.

Within this minimalistic painting tradition, the artist works with the paintings own individual qualities as well as the sensuousness of the materials used. This type of painting does not strive to depict or describe an ‘outer reality'; rather, it gives value to shape and color in its own right. Color is an essential focal point for all the artists in this exhibition and their works range from the light and transparent to the bold and colorful.

There are two aspects to ‘Geometric Behavior'; on the one hand, it shows abstract painting in both its traditional and its extended format, on the other, it is an Artist Talk between Danish and American artists. The paintings on display range from distinctly energetic, geometric works of art in bright color schemes, represented by Douglas Melini, Gary Petersen, Elise Ferguson and Martha Clippinger, to calm, almost subdued expressions of form and shape, represented by e.g. Jesper Dyrehauge, Bodil Nielsen and Katrine Hvid and from expressions of shape influenced by biomorphism as shown in Milena Bonifacini,'s works to hard edge shapes with a twist of the organic represented by Douglas Melini.

Despite the fact that these works of art focus on shape, form and color, there is plenty of room for musicality and humor - aspects that arise as a natural consequence of the artists' improvising approach to painting. No doubt this coloristic approach to the painting (process) will add an energetic dimension to the exhibition.
Six of the participating artists will be present at the vernissage in Ikast on January 13th 2018. Prior to the vernissage, three of the NYC artists will give an Artist Talk at Kunsthal Aarhus on January 10th. The day after the vernissage in Ikast, the same three artists and the curator, Katrine Hvid, will give a correspondning Talk at Kunstpakhuset.

Wednesday, January 10th 2018 at 3.30pm
Kunsthal Aarhus, 13, J.M. Mørks Gade, 8000 Aarhus
Participating artists: Gary Petersen, Elise Ferguson and Douglas Melini.
Organised in collaboration with Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus Kunstakademi and Aarhus Billedkunstcenter.

Sunday, January 14th 2018, at 4pm.
Kunstpakhuset, 5 Lille Torv, 7430 Ikast.
Participating artists: Gary Petersen, Elise Ferguson and Douglas Melini and Katrine Hvid.



"following eternity" - Nina Wengel and Odey Curbelo
April 26 - June 9 2014

Inthe exhibition FOLLOWING ETERNITY new paintings on various materials by NinaWengel and new series of pencil drawings by Odey Curbelo are presented.

The artists have been in close dialogue on a joint exhibition concept thatexamines the idea of repetition and eternity within the artistic process.

Nina Wengels paintings are in different sizes, but all have a repetitivepattern made of the same sunset motif. Different materials like wood, plasticand cardboard are used as a backdrop for the motives. The works do not onlyreflect on experiments with materials and technical solutions, but also anartist's dilemma on what is more important: the final result or the process.

ODEY Curbelo
Odey Curbelos series of drawings reflects a diary-like record of the creativeprocess. The visual expression is abstract and poetic, subtly relating to hisinterest in nature from previous work.
To emphasize the repetitive drawing process rather than the single drawing, theartworks are exhibited on eight large but simple working tables alignedsymmetrically in the room.

The exhibition FOLLOWING ETERNITY is a visual fragment of an on-going creativeprocess.
Both Odey Curbelos and Nina Wengels artistic productions are driven by aspecial kind of necessity to follow a repetitive rhythm that might continueinto eternity.
The exhibited artworks are all made in an almost meditative rhythm, based on anintuition. In contrast to this open, creative and organic process ofregistration, both artists are using rules for time and working method creatinglogical frameworks for the production.

Instead of hanging, the paintings are presented as sculptural objects leaningagainst the wall and the drawings are put on display using tables instead offrames. This way of installing breaks with the typical exhibition setup andinstead it draws references to the way we experience the artworks in thestudio. What happens to the value of the works when they leave the artist'sworkspace to be exposed to a larger audience? When is the work actually born:when the artist has put the finishing touches to it, or when the public throwsthe first glance at it?

The exhibition FOLLOWING ETERNITY opens with a reception on Saturday, April 26,at 1pm, The artists will be present. The exhibition's curator Tijana Miskovicwill open the exhibition.

Exhibition runs from April 26 to June 9, 2014