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LARMgalleri

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Onsdag-fredag 12-17, lørdag 12-15


Rock - Paper - Scissors

Peter Callesen, Ismar Cirkinagic, Oana Farcas, Christian Lemmerz, Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen, Asbjørn Skou, Hartmut Stockter

10.11.2012 - 15.12.2012
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Rock - Paper - Scissors, 2012. Installation view. Foto: Erling Jeppesen. Courtesy: LARMgalleri.

Rock - Paper - Scissors, 2012. Installation view. Foto: Erling Jeppesen. Courtesy: LARMgalleri.

Rock - Paper - Scissors, 2012. Installation view. Foto: Erling Jeppesen. Courtesy: LARMgalleri.

Rock - Paper - Scissors, 2012. Installation view. Foto: Erling Jeppesen. Courtesy: LARMgalleri.

Christian Lemmerz: Taufstein, 55 x 36 x 15 cm, hvid carrara marmor. Foto: Erling Jeppesen. Courtesy: LARMgalleri.

Christian Lemmerz: Taufstein (detail) , 55 x 36 x 15 cm, hvid carrara marmor. Foto: Erling Jeppesen. Courtesy: LARMgalleri.

Peter Callesen: Rock - Paper - Scissors, 2012. Installation view. Foto: Erling Jeppesen. Courtesy: LARMgalleri.

Peter Callesen: Rock - Paper - Scissors, 2012. Installation view. Foto: Erling Jeppesen. Courtesy: LARMgalleri.

Peter Callesen: The Dying Swan II, 160g syrefrit papir og lim. Foto: Erling Jeppesen. Courtesy: LARMgalleri.

Peter Callesen: One After Another One After One, 160g syrefrit papir og lim. Foto: Erling Jeppesen. Courtesy: LARMgalleri.

Peter Callesen: The Dying Swan II (detail), 115g syrefrit A4 papir og lim. Foto: Erling Jeppesen. Courtesy: LARMgalleri.

Peter Callesen: The Weight of Feathers II, 115g syrefrit A4 papir og lim. Foto: Erling Jeppesen. Courtesy: LARMgalleri.

Asbjørn Skou: Rock - Paper - Scissors, 2012. Installation view. Foto: Erling Jeppesen. Courtesy: LARMgalleri.

Hartmut Stockter: Tiernamen-Ouija, 133 x 142 cm, træ, acrylmaling, aluminium, kobber, messing, net. Foto: Erling Jeppesen. Courtesy: LARMgalleri.

Ismar Cirkinagic: Rock - Paper - Scissors, 2012. Installation view. Foto: Erling Jeppesen. Courtesy: LARMgalleri.

Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen: U.T., 3 x 50 x 40 cm, gouache på papir . Foto: Erling Jeppesen. Courtesy: LARMgalleri.

PRESSEMEDDELELSE

For the gallery's upcoming exhibition we have, in collaboration with curator Therese Maria Gram, invited Ismar Cirkinagic, Oana Farcas, Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen and Hartmut Stockter to exhibit with Peter Callesen, Christian Lemmerz and Asbjørn Skou.

Common to the participating artists is their uncompromising approach to their art-making, the high quality in the execution and rendering of detail and finally the content that illuminates human existence from different angles.The title of the exhibition is chosen as a tribute to the artists' materials, tools and craft and the eternal struggle taking place in the artists' studio every single day where choices must be made and ideas are discarded before they reach the final work.

Rock-Paper-Scissors is also the name of a game that determines a bet. The idea of the game being that the three different materials, each contains a form of weakness but also the possibility of destruction. It is precisely this dichotomy between fragility and destruction that will be more or less explicit in all the works in the exhibition Rock-Paper-Scissors.

For example, in Ismar Cirkinagics work LK1 we see a documentary of nature photography with the latent beauty that nature offers. At the same time, upon closer inspection the photo is of a mine shaft used as a mass grave during the war in the Balkans in the 90ies. The beauty of nature is, so to speak, hand in hand with the horror of history.

In Peter Callesen's paper cuts we are confronted largely with fragility, not simply in the choice of materials but also in the choice of motive, where Callesen deals with existential issues, often with a whimsical and humorous twist. Callesen's works may be seen as diametrically opposed to the work Taufstein carved in stone by Christian Lemmerz. The work is carved in Carrara marble and has a completely different physical gravity, but the baptismal font is shaped like a miniature coffin.

The exhibiting artists work in different materials: Christian Lemmerz ' baptismal font carved in marble, Peter Callesen's poetic and delicate paper works and Asbjørn Skou new collages, printed on latex and manifold using overlaps and mergers that create a narrative pictorial space. The exhibition also shows Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen's poetic gouaches with art historical references, Oana Farcas' miniature paintings and her portrait of George Dyer in Francis Bacon's studio, Ismar Cirkinagic's processing of memory and trauma using photo and plants gathered at mass graves in the Balkans and Hartmut Stockter's new distinctive, hand-built and humorous sculptures in wood.

You could say that the devil is in the detail of the selected works, that it is in the details the works are created. And that the exhibited works requires something of the viewer in meeting with them.

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