SOLO SHOW: TROELS STEENHOLDT HEIREDAL – LOOKING INTO LOOKING

TROELS STEENHOLDT HEIREDAL – LOOKING INTO LOOKING

Sept 17 – Oct 31, 2020

“Our external world is reconstructed within us as we pass through it. Its impact goes beyond its ability to shape our exterior experience; it also transforms our interior spaces—our personal relation to the world around us. How this transformation occurs and what it builds in us is at the heart of my practice.” Troels Steenholdt Heiredal

Troels Steenholdt Heiredal makes sense of the world by rearranging it. Objects on his desk, lines in a poem, spaces in a photograph. Recently learning that he is on the autistic spectrum disorder [ASD], Heiredal is currently coming to terms with what this means for him both personally and artistically. Looking back at his work, what impact has ASD had on his way of experiencing and capturing the world around him?

‘Looking Into Looking’ will bring together three distinct projects from the last five years. Though individually created, each project reveals aspects of Heiredal’s view of the world around him, and shows his ability to reconstruct it on film. Aspects of each project are reflected in the other two; together this builds a larger space between them.

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Juxtaposing photographs and making multiple exposures inside the camera become a way for Heiredal to build works with his subjects—co-creating them as expressions of his inner geographies. In doing so, Heiredal finds ways to express the spaces within him.

Heiredal is often looking for traces left by people, the residue of their interactions with the environment. And while people never feature in his work, there is always a strong human presence—as if they have just left the frame and are now standing next to you, engaging you in a silent conversation about what you’re looking at.

Heiredal uses poems as a reconstruction of language—a search for voice. The poems have internal logic that follows Heiredal’s obsession with aligning shapes and building new spaces. A dialogue between the poems and the photos opens the work to new views and interpretations.

‘Looking Into Looking’ is an invitation to inhabit how Heiredal relates to the world. A plea to reject normative ways of seeing, to wrestle with complexity, and to find beauty in messy layers and reframed forms.

PAST PRESENT

PAST PRESENT

March 5 – May 9, 2020

 Based on recent works of some of our key artists, the exhibition explores timeless settings and fleeting moments, all taken in various different places and through various different approaches to the photographic medium. All works have been shown earlier at solo exhibitions of each of the artists. As the title indicates, the passage of time is essential to the curating of the works selected for Past Present, and to how these works serve to merge the past with the timeless.

Artists:
Julian Mauve
Carsten Ingemann
Jacob Gils
Stephan Schnedler

JACOB GILS : UNTITLED

JACOB GILS : UNTITLED

January 9 – Feb 29, 2020

True to tradition we are presenting our annual solo exhibition by Jacob Gils.

As well as showing a range of new ambitious pieces from his two famous series, MOVEMENT and LIMIT TO YOUR LOVE, Gils introduces a brand new series, UNTITLED, for the first time. This series depicts the artist’s visceral and experimental investigations into geometric shapes and suggestive surfaces and are all part of his experimental and playful approach to modern photography.

By giving the title “Untitled” the early minimalists reduced their objects and aesthetics down to a pure essence – language became superfluous. Likewise, UNTITLED wishes to give space for the viewer to experience the work on own terms. It is a generous invitation from a multi-faceted artist with whom the gallery has worked since its very beginning.

With this exhibition we are delighted to welcome you to a new year In The Gallery.

THE LITTLE ONES

THE LITTLE ONES

28 November – 04 January 2020

We are pleased to present a selection of small sizes works by Jacob GILS.

Jacob JØRGENSEN : OBSERVATIONS OF LIGHT

Jacob JØRGENSEN : Observations of light

October 10 – Novenber 23, 2019

Opening Wednesday the 9th of October 5pm – 7pm.

Jacob Jørgensen’s works provide an insight into humans and the cultures and environments that surround us. His filmic portraits include cultural personalities such as Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark, artist Olafur Eliasson, actress Ghita Nørby, architect Henning Larsen and shipping magnate Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller. Here the viewer is invited into both their work as well as their inner thought processes and emotional life.

Jørgensen masters the act of giving his subject the space to unfold its true nature. The same can be said about his photographic works, where rather than focusing in on the individual, the attention centres around the composition, light and the tension which occurs in the moment. For this exhibition Jacob Jørgensen is also showing the video piece The Rain, which Politiken’s art critic Peter Michael Hornung awarded “the honor of being the most poetic work” at the Corner 2011 exhibition at Sophienholm.

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It is with great pleasure that In The Gallery has the opportunity to show some of Jacob Jørgensen’s beautiful pieces in a retrospective exhibition, where the photos are taken in Russia, Italy, Iceland and behind the scenes at the Royal Danish Ballet.

Jacob Jørgensen (b. 1951) is a director, photographer, producer as well as photo and video artist. In 1978 he founded the company, Jacob Jørgensen Film, and in 1989 the production company JJ Film. He has collaborated with Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark, Per Fly, Bille August and many more. Jørgensen is a member of the artist association Corner and a Knight of the Dannebrog Order of the 1st degree since 2010. Jacob Jørgensen has exhibited and shown his films throughout the world, amongst other at H.C. Andersen’s House – Odense, Franz Mayer Museum – Mexico City, Meridian International Center – Washington DC, Prince Gong’s Palace – Beijing, Palazzo Massimo – Rome, The Winter Palace – St. Petersburg, Palazzo Massimo – Rome.

IN THE AIR

IN THE AIR - GROUP SHOW

May – June 2019

In Stephan Schnedler’s series Dancing With Gravity a range of floating textiles are captured in a collection of single still-frames. The works simultaneously depict the duality of a floating lightness and a pulling gravity. Ruled by the technical attributes of still photography we witness moving surfaces and volumes suspended in both time and space. These isolated fragments help us understand the nature of movement and materiality, and makes the eye catch onto something that in real time would have already passed us by.

Through Rikke Flensberg’s work we enter into a world of bodies and landscapes, merging and exchanging properties. Fragments of body parts turn into tectonic surfaces, erupting and shifting. Elements from nature are pushed into new forms, through which our bodily self can physically relate. By zooming in and out between these two scales we are reminded of the inherent relationship held between the human body and the world, which surrounds it.

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Jacob Gils‘ series Movement are known for its picturesque multi-exposures. In the newest extension of the series, the works undergo another transformation, where as polaroids they are transferred onto watercolour paper. Through this technique a particularly atmospheric and dreamy mood arises, which lends a certain abstract expressionistic layer to the images. Upon closer inspection, however, the eye realises that in these works there are real places depicted, all with their special characteristics. The new pieces Transfers open up the idea of landscape photography as a deeper emotional scenery.

The exhibition is part of Copenhagen Photo Festival’s satellite programme.
Follow their full programme here: www.copenhagenphotofestival.com