Ingrid Lønningdal at Oslo Kunstforening

Artist: Ingrid Lønningdal

Exhibition title: Division of Space

Venue: Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo, Norway

Date: March 9 – April 24, 2017

Photography: Christina Leithe Hansen, Vegard Kleven, all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Oslo Kunstforening

Ingrid Lønningdal was awarded The Savings Bank Foundation DNB’s grant in 2014 for the works «No Title. Palm Springs I-II». Her work is based on physical surroundings, often city environments. Oslo Kunstforening is pleased to invite Lønningdal back for the solo presentation «Division of Space».

The exhibition will present six new series, in the form of collage, textile, screenprint as well as painting on paper and burlap. Several of the series are based on the commute back and forth from her studio, more precisely an industry and trading hub she passes by on a daily basis. It’s located centrally in Oslo, but still in the periphery, squeezed in between of highways, railway- and metro tracks. The area is going through a morphological process steered by practical needs. Street alleys, parking lots, solid buildings of concrete from the 1960’s, and simpler, pre-fabricated halls of newer dates are slowly being transformed. Lønningdal is interested in how places such as these go through change, as well as their placement and accessibility in physical and mental border zones.

Building facades are the starting point for analysis and processing in «Division of Space». In the exhibition they appear through representations of materiality, photographic fragments, and found colours. In the screenprint «Industrial Park Divided by Ring 3» (room 1), transparent facade colours are mixed into an abstract composition, whilst the series «Sample Manipulations» (room 1, 3) consists of collages that put the buildings in new contexts. In «Outskirts» (room 3), hemp burlap is painted – giving the textiles hard surfaces and thereby associating them with the corrugated steel plates from which the colours are sourced, whilst in «Cladding» (room 1) the burlap is shaped by use of an iron.

Ingrid Lønningdal (b. 1981) lives and works in Oslo. She has held solo presentations at Nordnorsk kunstnersenter (2013), Kunstnerforbundet (2011), Sogn og Fjordane kunstmuseum (2011) and Tegnerforbundet (2010) among others, and has participated in exhibitions like «Art Belongs to Those Who See It», the Norwegian Sculpture Biennale, The Vigeland Museum (2015) and «Inside Outside Architecture», The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design (2013). In 2015 she released the book «Borgen. A Place for Culture Production», published by Teknisk Industri. In 2017 she is also showing a solo presentation at Trøndelag senter for samtidskunst. Lønningdal is a graduate from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

A conversation between Ingrid Lønningdal and artist and curator Steffen Håndlykken will take place on March 22 starting at 6 pm.

The exhibition is supported by the Arts Council Norway, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, Fellesverkstedet and Leveld Kunstnartun.

Oslo Kunstforening is supported by the City of Oslo and the Arts Council Norway.

Ingrid Lønningdal, Division of Space, 2017, exhibition view, Oslo Kunstforening

Ingrid Lønningdal, Division of Space, 2017, exhibition view, Oslo Kunstforening

Ingrid Lønningdal, Division of Space, 2017, exhibition view, Oslo Kunstforening

Ingrid Lønningdal, Division of Space, 2017, exhibition view, Oslo Kunstforening

Ingrid Lønningdal, Division of Space, 2017, exhibition view, Oslo Kunstforening

Ingrid Lønningdal, Division of Space, 2017, exhibition view, Oslo Kunstforening

Ingrid Lønningdal, Division of Space, 2017, exhibition view, Oslo Kunstforening

Ingrid Lønningdal, Division of Space, 2017, exhibition view, Oslo Kunstforening

Ingrid Lønningdal, Division of Space, 2017, exhibition view, Oslo Kunstforening

Ingrid Lønningdal, Division of Space, 2017, exhibition view, Oslo Kunstforening

Ingrid Lønningdal, Division of Space, 2017, exhibition view, Oslo Kunstforening

Ingrid Lønningdal, Division of Space, 2017, exhibition view, Oslo Kunstforening

Ingrid Lønningdal, Division of Space, 2017, exhibition view, Oslo Kunstforening

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