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Polyphonic Immobility

Gunvor Nervold Antonsen
Polyphonic Immobility

30 June - 1 August 2010

SOFT galleri is this summer presenting Gunvor Nervold Antonsens latest works. Two large and two smaller works that combines elements from both the textile, the painterly and the sculptural field of action.

The title Polyphonic Immobility is pointing to the result of integrating all these techniques in the same work. The two large works , Luminous I & II, is challenging the room by filling the full height and witdh of the gallery space with its energetic presence. The two dimentional works are creating here a three dimentional experience.The exhibition is completed by the two smaller works, The Flood I & II. They are relating to the large works by further investigating intermedial and textile tecniques, and shows the artists constant urge to develope, renew, and mix traditional tecniques and forms of presentation.

Antonsen often starts the process of creating the work based on a sheet of rough canvas, fabric from old awnings, or other found objects. She vigorously applies spraypaint, pearls, other fabrics, neat or rough embroidery and spangles.The collages created by this process has referances to Jackson Pollock´s action painting, traditional female craft, and graffiti. Antonsen´s methods are physical and process orientated. Existential themes like inner strength and identity are the foundation for the workprocess and the physical effort of the artist is tracable in the dynamics of the work. Contrasts are another central theme in the work. The mutual dependency of debth and surface, light and darkness. Antonsen´s intention is to combine the dark underlying powers with an expressiv energetic and glittering surface.

Gunvor Nervold Antonsen (b.1974) lives and works in Oslo. She has a master degree form Bergen National Academy of the Arts (KHiB) i 2001, and has had solo exhibitions at Kunstnerforbundet in Oslo, HV-Ateljer in Stockholm and at Galleri Gathe in Bergen. She has participated in many group exhibitions in Norway and abroad, and has received several grants for artists. Antonsen has made a commission at Våler ungdomsskole, Hedmark , and her art is purchased by and represented in several public collections.

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