July 15 – September 16th, 2023
This year’s Summer Exhibition presents a curated selection of artworks by artists with whom the gallery has established longstanding collaborations, along with an exciting new addition. All three artists share a common theme and explore the sublime, the beautiful, and the picturesque facets of nature- and cityscapes with an ambition to evoke intense emotions and inspire awe through aesthetic and visual experiences. The exhibition portrays the powerful and omnipresent nature found in Northern Norway and Iceland, bearing the traces of old, abandoned houses as well as the dynamic ever-changing cityscapes of the vibrant metropolises – all seen through a personal lens and captured with each artist’s own distinctive approach.
Artists presented: Rune Werner Molnes, Jacob Gils and Julien Mauve.
Rune Werner Molnes (b. 1978) conveys the soul of buildings and the memory of a culture in his series “Entropy”. Each photograph is a portrait of an old, abandoned house along the coast of Northern Norway or Iceland. Some are right out depressing or melancholic, others are charming or inspirational. All with a very strong graphic appeal.
Jacob Gils (b. 1963) uncovers the beauty of various city- and naturescapes. Through his use of multiple exposures, he explores the boundaries of the photographic medium and challenges the viewer’s perception of light, space, and color. Each piece consists of a multitude of fleeting moments layered into a single image, with an almost painterly finesse.
Julien Mauve (b. 1984) creates photographic narratives in the borderland between dream and reality. His works convey a twilight mood in which the beautiful merges with the unsettling. The blue darkness disrupted by singular or mysterious light sources creates a filmic atmosphere and underlines the symbolic meaning of light as the source of life, hope, and human presence.