BEND, BUBBLE AND SHINE
COPENHAGEN CERAMICS AT HOSTLER BURROWS
April 29 – June 10, 2021
35 E 10th Street, New York, NY
Copenhagen Ceramics has the great pleasure of announcing the opening of the exhibition Bend, Bubble and Shine at Hostler Burrows gallery in New York on Thursday April 29 2021.
The exhibition will be showing significant new works by 9 Danish ceramic artists whom we have selected in close collaboration with the gallery to present to an American audience the broad spectrum of artistic expressions and applications of the ceramic medium that currently characterizes the contemporary Danish scene. The artists, who all have been presented during earlier Copenhagen Ceramics activities, are established and well recognized names in Denmark and internationally with important exhibition careers.
The artists are: Karen Bennicke, Morten Løbner Espersen, Steen Ipsen, Gitte Jungersen, Martin Bodilsen Kaldahl, Marianne Nielsen, Turi Heisselberg Pedersen, Pernille Pontoppidan Pedersen and Bente Skjøttgaard.
In connection with the exhibition we are publishing a catalogue of 56 pages, with a foreword by Hostler Burrows, 32 handsome images of works and textual introduction of the artists, a brief account of the Copenhagen Ceramics story, and most importantly a 6 page essay on contemporary Danish ceramics, Touching from a Distance, by Garth Johnson, Paul Phillips & Sharon Sullivan Curator of Ceramics at Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse NY, USA.
In the essay he points to some central artists of Danish ceramics’ history to draw up a background for more recent developments and clear changes of the field over the last 20 years. In particular he focuses on the vital importance of the tactile qualities of the works and the strong sense of form still characterizing Danish ceramics. Quote:
“Even the most casual viewer will be swept up in the diversity of materials and approaches—and this is a direct effect of the artistic ferment caused by the hothouse environment that is contemporary Danish Ceramics.”
An online version of the catalogue can be downloaded here: Download exhibition Catalogue
Hostler Burrows was founded in New York in 1998 by Juliet Burrows and Kim Hostler. Initially dedicated to historical Nordic design and studio arts, the gallery has evolved its programme to integrate a full roster of contemporary artists, both established and emerging. While international in scope, the gallery’s primary focus remains in Scandinavia and rooted in the tradition of studio ceramics.
Hostler Burrows New York is located at 35 E 10th St., New York, New York. The gallery is open by appointment only: Monday – Friday, 10 am – 6 pm. For general information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at: https://www.hostlerburrows.com/
Copenhagen Ceramics was founded in 2011 by Danish ceramic artists Steen Ipsen, Bente Skjøttgaard and Martin Bodilsen Kaldahl as an artist collective and exhibition platform dedicated to presenting the diverse artistic perspectives and expressions of Danish studio artists as well as fostering an exchange of knowledge, insight and inspiration both with national and international communities http://www.copenhagenceramics.com
The exhibition will be open through June 10 and will later be shown at Hostler Burrows Gallery in Los Angeles. Information on exact dates will follow later.
The exhibition has been generously supported by Danish Arts Foundation, Danmarks Nationalbank Anniversary Foundation, Augustinus Fonden and Grosserer L.F. Foghts Fond.
Images will continuously be posted on Instagram @copenhagenceramics.com
With best regards
Bente Skjøttgaard, Steen Ipsen and Martin Bodilsen Kaldahl
Photoes by Jeppe Gudmundsen-Holmgreen:
Karen Bennicke: SPATIAL COLLAGE III, 2021. H 38 x W 37 cm. Terracotta.
Karen Bennicke: SPATIAL COLLAGE II, 2020. H 38 x W 46 cm. Terracotta.
Morten Løbner Espersen: Magic Mushroom # 2267 (green). H 60 x W 34 x D 39 cm. Stoneware and glazes 2021.
Morten Løbner Espersen: Magic Mushroom # 2267 (green). Detail.
Steen Ipsen: Ellipse 1/2021. H 44 x W 44 x D 35 cm. Black glazed earthenware with yellow PVC.
Steen Ipsen: Ellipse 3/2021. H 45 x L 67 x D 47 cm. Orange glazed earthenware with black PVC.
Gitte Jungersen: Blue #2. 2020. H 33 x W 11 x D 11 cm. Stoneware and glazes.
Gitte Jungersen: Blue #2. 2020. H 33 x W 11 x D 11 cm. Stoneware and glazes. Detail.
Martin Bodilsen Kaldahl: Orange Accumulation - Spatial Drawing # 62/ 2020. 2–part sculpture. H 77 x L 92 x W 59 cm.
Martin Bodilsen Kaldahl: Orange Accumulation - Spatial Drawing # 62/ 2020. Detail of 2–part sculpture.
Marianne Nielsen: Pair/ 2018. H 40 x W 40 x D 1,5 cm. Glazed stoneware. Detail of 24 - part wall installation.
Turi Heisselberg Pedersen: “Objects for a dreamscape” 2021. H 35 x W 16 x D 16 cm, H 52 x W 23 x D 16 cm, H 17 x w 17 x D 13 cm. Stoneware with slipglaze.
Turi Heisselberg Pedersen: “Objects for a dreamscape” 2021. Detail blue object. Stoneware with slipglaze.
Pernille Pontoppidan Pedersen: Kin is in making, 2021 H 81 x W 80 x D 60 cm. Glazed stoneware and pallet.
Pernille Pontoppidan Pedersen: Kin is in making, 2021. Detail.
Bente Skjøttgaard: Rose yellow Fullerene #2118, 2021. H 49 x W 22 x D 20 cm. Stoneware and glaze.
Bente Skjøttgaard: Group of 7 Fullerenes 2021. H 49 - 59 cm. Stoneware and glaze.