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Through Yellow

Janne Nes
Through Yellow

19 March - 26 April 2015

The exhibition will be officially opened by textile artist Solveig Aalberg.

We are pleased to present a solo exhibition by Janne Nes, who has created a new artwork especially for the exhibition space at SOFT galleri. The work is a three-dimensional object hanging in a way that enables the public to move around it.

The study of colour and the way it affects us is a recuring theme in Janne Nes’ artistic practice. For this exhibition, she has studied the colour yellow. Instead of focusing on symbolic aspects, Nes explores the immediate and instinctive sensations of colour, as experienced by viewers.

By using watercolour techniques on silk organza, then group-mounting the sheets to create a three-dimensional form, Nes cause the colour to materialize as a concrete object. She works with each sheet individually, painting forms which, through the watercolour method, gain an organic quality as the water-disolved pigments encounter the silk.

Nes’ tools for composing the cube shape are painted silk and the elements of light and air. When we move near the work, we experience the painted form’s movement in the transparent layers. At the same time, the strict cube shape floats lightly on the room’s air currents.

As a complimentary dimension to the exhibition, the Berlin-based sound artist and musician Silje Nes has contributed an element of sound – as if to ‘tune the room’. The electronic signals are transferred via a piezo contact-loudspeaker that is fastened to the installation’s steel strings. The vibrations of the work itself are what create the sound. It is barely audible, yet nevertheless present.

Janne Nes (b. 1954, Hamar) studied at Bergen Academy of Art and Design (MA, 2002) and lives and works in Leikanger. She has held solo exhibitions at Nord-Trøndelag Art Museum, the Art Centre in Buskerud, Cooper House in Balestrand and Sogn og Fjordene Art Museum. She has also participated in numerous jurried group exhibitions, among others, the Høstutstillingen (national annual fall exhibition); Craft (produced anually by the Norwegian Association for Art and Craft); Tendencies at Galleri F15 in Moss; and the 3rd International Art Festival in Krakow. Her works have been purchased by Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum (museum for decorative art and design in Trondheim). Nes has also produced public art, not least for the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration, the Sarpsborg police headquarters and the Sogn og Fjordane County Governor’s office.

Translation: Arlyne Moi.

http://www.jannenes.no/

Through Yellow

Janne Nes. Gjennom gul. Foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen

Through Yellow

Janne Nes. Gjennom gul. Foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen

Through Yellow

Janne Nes. Gjennom gul. Foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen

Through Yellow

Janne Nes. Gjennom gul. Foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen

Through Yellow

Janne Nes. Gjennom gul. Foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen

Through Yellow

Janne Nes. Gjennom gul. Foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen