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Gult fanger lyset

Kari Hjertholm
Gult fanger lyset

07 January- 07 February 2016

We are pleased to welcome you to the exhibition Gult fanger lyset (Yellow Captures the Light) featuring works by Kari Hjertholm. The exhibition will be officially opened by the textile artist and art historian Runa Boger.

The exhibition presents two new works, one a monumental wall piece four meters wide. Aspects that characterize Kari Hjertholm’s previous works are tactility and the absence of colour. In the exhibition at SOFT Galleri she shows two yellow works, each with different colour harmonies – from warm to decidedly sour.

Kari Hjertholm uses an old and time-consuming floss technique, also called tufting. With this technique she creates what appear to be partly transparent surfaces. Thousands of small folds of yellow thread are sewn to a blue background material, stich by stich with a small hand-held tool. The loops of thread have an irregularity that creates liveliness and tactile presence in the surface. Yet unlike all the lights illuminating the city during this time of year, the interplay of yellow and blue engenders a subtle and poetic conversation.

‘I want to achieve a visual and poetic musicality, an interplay between tactile experience at close range and monumentality at a distance. Interpretation I leave to the viewer’.

Kari Hjertholm (b. 1954) lives and works in Bergen. She studied at the Norwegian College of Applied Art and Design in Bergen (textiles), West Norway Art Academy in Bergen and Valand Art Academy in Gothenburg. Along with holding many solo exhibitions and participating in group exhibitions, she has contributed several times to Norway’s annual Autumn Exhibition. Hjertholm’s works have been purchased by notable institutions including the National Museum – Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Oslo, West Norway Museum of Applied Art and Design and Bergen Picture Gallery (the latter two are incorporated into KODE – Art Museums of Bergen). She has received numerous stipends over the years (also a government-guaranteed income) and has produced several public decorative commissions.

The exhibition is generously supported by Arts Council Norway and Bergen Municipality.


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Gult fanger lyset

Gult fall
Kari Hjertholm
foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen

Gult fanger lyset

Gult fanger lyset
Kari Hjertholm
foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen

Gult fanger lyset

Gult fanger lyset.
Kari Hjertholm
foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen

Gult fanger lyset

Syrlig krusning
Kari Hjertholm
foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen

Gult fanger lyset

Gult fanger lyset
Kari Hjertholm
foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen