October 6th - November 26th, 2023
Vernissage Friday October 6th, from 6-9pm
Entrée, Markeveien 4b
Danish artist Louise Sidelmann uses
porcelain clay to intuitively explore the spatial possibilities of drawing and
line. Her compositions are based on both man-made infrastructures and organic
systems with rhythms and pauses, and the works are further combined with
different colored glazes and sintering processes, which change the character of
the surface to alternate between shiny and smooth or porous and matte.
In the exhibition, Sidelmann gives form to the
sensations of a recent loss. The malleable properties of clay, constantly
changeable until fired, provide a framework for rumination and reflection on
this universal theme. Shaping her experience through gradual hand building, she
mediates her experience as both violent and luminous.
Louise Sidelmann (b.1976) is based in
Copenhagen. She studied ceramics at Design School Kolding and Aarhus Art Academy
and plastering at the technical university EUC Haslev. Combining fragments, colors,
and space-forming compositions of lines, she creates drawings that oscillate
between two and three dimensions, between drawing and ornamentation.
Louise works casually with her materials, in an almost meditative, intuitive,
and experimental process which involves searching for strange and fragile
qualities in order to find a harmony between their flimsy and robust aspects.
Her work has been exhibited at Skælskør Ceramic Festival 2023, Galleri F15
Jeløy, Ann Linnemann Gallery, Kammer Gallery, Officinet, Møstings Hus, Glinde,
Limfjordens Høstutstilling, Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition, Ler08, SAK and CLAY
Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark.