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Current ExHIbition 2018

January 13th - February 25th  2018

Geometric Behavior

Group exhibition with: Milena 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).
Curator: Katrine Hvid

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.

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 


The Danish Arts Foundation
Ege Fonden
Kulturelt Samråd Ikast-Brande 

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