Opening: Dagen Etter
LASSE HIERONYMUS BO
CURATED BY BJARNE MELGAARD AND ELISE BY OLSEN
OPENING WEDNESDAY 10 APRIL, 5 - 8 PM
RUNS THROUGH 19 MAY 2019
Anna Bohman Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition "Dagen Etter." Curated by the Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard and curator/publisher Elise By Olsen, "Dagen Etter" presents three young Scandinavian artists: Lasse Hieronymus Bo, Matias Kiil and Eirik Sæther.
The exhibition reflects society's need to make life appear carefree and pretty, notwithstanding that many are struggling. As people strive to stage an image of perfection outwards, the reality of existence is often inhuman and grotesque. Creating a background for the exhibition, Bjarne Melgaard has produced a wallpaper showing Ronald Poppo`s half eaten face. As a contrast, Melgaard has also produced a more congenial wall-paper for his exhibition at the Market Art Fair, portraying himself and his partner. The two wallpapers illustrate the contrast between mundane triviality and horror, and that even if we in our time consume more art, fashion, press, technology and social media than ever before, we are still left with a sense of a chronical hangover and a growing feeling of emptiness.
This exhibition opens a dialogue with Melgaard´s solo-exhibition for Galleri Bohman-Knäpper at the Market Art Fair (https://marketartfair.com/exhibitors/bohman-knapper/), the thought being that the two presentations highlight the thematics of "Dagen Etter."