Denny Gallery is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition in the United States of Ole Martin Lund Bø, titled Foil and running from April 6 to May 12, 2013.
Ole Martin Lund Bø (Norwegian, born 1973) has had solo exhibitions in Norway and Germany, and has exhibited in New York City periodically since he was in the International Studio & Curatorial Program in 2006-2007. He graduated from The Academy of Fine Arts in Bergen, Norway, in 2002. Lund Bø currently lives in Oslo and Helsinki.
Ole Martin Lund Bø has a distinctive minimal, interdisciplinary approach to his work. He playfully misuses materials as an entry into a larger paradox. His materials and subject matter – such as foil, tinted glass and tennis balls – are inscribed with meaning, radiating power and desire. They act as excerpts of architectural structures or forms of social decorum. The works themselves, however, are extractions rather than abstractions, suggesting an act or a certain behavior. The formal minimalism engenders the feeling that the intended subject is somehow missing from the work, existing just outside the field of the canvas or the photograph. The monochrome surfaces are stage sets, codes and catalysts, producing their own specific rules of engagement. Foil, the title of the exhibition, refers both to one of the unusual materials Lund Bø uses on canvas and to the literary term for a fictional character whose traits highlight the contrasting traits of another character, a metaphor for how materials relate to each other in Lund Bø’s work.
Please join us for a reception for the artist, Ole Martin Lund Bø, on Sunday, April 7th, from 6 to 8 p.m. The gallery is located at 261 Broome Street in New York City. The hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday and Tuesday by appointment. For further information, call Elizabeth Denny at 212.266.6537 or email.