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OLJE OG VANN

Line Solberg Dolmen
OLJE OG VANN

30. November -3. January 2018

In the period of 23 December -1. January 2018 the gallery door will be closed. During this period you can see the exhibition from our large window in Rådhusgata 20. Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 January 2018 we will stay open as usual between 12-17.

We are pleased to welcome you to a solo exhibition by Line Solberg Dolmen – her first since completing her master’s degree at Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2016. This exhibition marks the end of the Norwegian Textile Artists’ 40th anniversary celebrations. Dolmen has had a strong presence in this jubilee year, through her participation in the anniversary exhibition Ode to a Dishrag, Hymn to a Tiger, at the gallery Kunstnerforbundet in March 2017, through her interview in the anniversary book with the same title, and her contribution to the exhibition SOFT Moments at Trøndelag Centre for Contemporary Art. It is therefore fitting to end this celebratory year with a solo exhibition of her works at SOFT Gallery.

Line Solberg Dolmen works primarily with larger textile installations that reflect some of today’s critical issues. In recent years, ‘migration’ and ‘belonging’ have been central themes for her. She has studied global migration, temporary and mobile architecture, how places are used, and people’s rootedness in a place. The materials she chooses help her explore her themes: a tarpaulin from China, found at a building site in Oslo is sewn into tents; oil-based PVC becomes canvas for telling stories about melting glaciers and dried up lakes. The materials have often have had a function before she integrates them into her works. She has, for example, used worn-out sheeting, mass-produced shopping bags, protective awnings for scaffolding and ground cloths.

For the exhibition at SOFT Gallery, she presents an installation themed on the relation between oil and water. Oil and water are our era’s most important resources. They form the basis for how we live and where we live. We move about in relation to where the water is, and we strive to reach the oil. But oil and water do not mix. The exhibition presents a map showing how the ocean rises. We see past, present and possible future scenarios drawn on it. Lines resembling topographical contours show us several epochs simultaneously: primordial geological epochs are pictured alongside epochs no one has as yet experienced – we can just sense their contours because they are so distant from our own lifetime. From runners mounted on the ceiling, there hang several transparent plastic sheets treated with appliqué, embroidery and oil-based crayon. Spotlights on the plastic cast shadows on the walls and floor, such that details and stitches are magnified and rendered obvious. We as viewers can move the sheets back and forth such that they change in relation to our involvement.

Line Solberg Dolmen (b. 1982) lives and works in Oslo. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art and Creative Writing (2010) and a master’s degree in art and craft from Oslo National Academy of the Arts (2016). She also has a journeyman’s certificate in dressmaking and tailoring. Since completing her education, Solberg Dolmen has distinguished herself through participating in several group and collective exhibitions, examples being the Norwegian Textile Artists’ 40th anniversary exhibition Ode to a Dishrag, Hymn to a Tiger, at the gallery Kunstnerforbundet (2017) (the exhibition will travel to Stavanger Kunsthall and open on 25 January 2018); the 130th national exhibition Høstutstillingen (2017) at the gallery Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo, where one of her works was purchased for the art collection of the City of Oslo; and the annual national exhibition organized by the Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts, Craft 2017, at Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseet in Trondheim. In early November, she also participated in the exhibition SOFT Moment at Trøndelag Center for Contemporary Art in Trondheim.

http://linesolbergdolmen.com

30 November – 3 January 2018

OLJE OG VANN

Line Solberg Dolmen: OLJE OG VANN
Foto:  Øystein Thorvaldsen

OLJE OG VANN

Line Solberg Dolmen: OLJE OG VANN
Foto:  Øystein Thorvaldsen

OLJE OG VANN

Line Solberg Dolmen: OLJE OG VANN
Foto:  Øystein Thorvaldsen

OLJE OG VANN

Line Solberg Dolmen: OLJE OG VANN
Foto:  Øystein Thorvaldsen

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