Sommer & Kohl presenta Knut Henrik Henriksen da Frutta.
Frutta has invited four galleries to literally invade the gallery space. Individually, each show acts as a pit stop both in the programme of Frutta and for the invited galleries. Together, they open up the gallery space to divergent practices and researches.
Next up is Sommer & Kohl presenting: …like the sun and the moon.
A solo show by Knut Henrik Henriksen.
Opening Saturday May 25 at 6 pm
25 May – 14 June 2013
Knut Henrik Henriksen often works in direct dialogue with the exhibition space
For this exhibition, Henriksen has developed several sculptures that deal directly with the shape and the character of the Frutta gallery space. The fact that Frutta soon will move to a new location was the starting point to create sculptures defined by the space, as well as relics and objects as memories of that specific space.
The central piece in the exhibition is “Sticks to measure volume to be rebuilt somewhere else”. It is a sculpture created by Henriksen measuring the gallery with several sticks, paper, objects and coloured tape. With this measuring system an object is created which you can take with you to exactly replicate this particular volume in another location. Alternatively, the sculpture can stand as a memory of a volume that has gone.
Henriksen’s way of working comprises an infinite potential for sculptures which all refer to a given space. He measures rooms, visualises structures, builds or dismantles walls and twist materials and unfolds the production process with standard materials. In this show, he will also present “Black Avalanche”, two charcoal dust drawings made on woodchip wallpaper hanging from the ceiling. Burned wood and charcoal dust particles fall from above and settle on the woodchips integrated in the wallpaper, visualising the wood inside the paper. These sculptural drawings are a “hommage to wood” and central to Henriksen’s way of thinking – with a respect for production and material – like creating sculpture with minimal energy yet maximum effect.
As the moon reflects the light from the sun, and the sun visualises the shape of the moon, Henriksen’s sculptures can be seen in the same light – sculpture defined by the site where it is shown, but at the same time reflecting the space in order to see it in a new and constantly changing light.
Recent and upcoming solo exhibitions include Opelvillen, Rüsselsheim, DE (opening 30 June 2013); Bergen Kunsthall, NO; Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, DE; Hollybush Gardens, London, UK; Elastic, Malmö, SE; galerie denise rené, Paris, FR.Recent and upcoming group exhibitions include Momentum, Nordisk Biennale, Moss, NO; Leeds Art Gallery, UK; Drawing Room, London, UK. ISCP, New York, US; Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, DE ; Kunstmuseum Bern, CH; South London Gallery, London, UK and Kunsthalle Basel, CH. Henriksen realised a public work at Kings Cross St. Pancras Underground Station (Piccadilly Line), London, UK.