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THURSDAY 12:00-18:00
FRIDAY 12:00-18:00
SATURDAY 13:00-17:00




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The gallery is closed for Summer holidays until August 22nd, 2018. We are looking forward to seeing you soon.



FUTURE

2018.08.23




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A MINIMAL RELIEF

A three person show featuring:

CLEMENS BEHR
FANNY HELLGREN
DOMINIC TERLIZZI

EXHIBITION PERIOD: AUGUST 23 – SEPTEMBER 16, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 17:00-20:00

From August 23rd to September 16th and as the first exhibition of a new season of shows, Nevven is hosting the three-person exhibition A Minimal Relief. Whether it be in the form of mosaics of roughly crushed wood—boards, of organic textures of handmade paper, or over—detailed moulded acrylic paintings on canvas, the exhibition will showcase and highlight the common ground between the practices and the intersections between three current series by Clemens Behr, Fanny Hellgren and Dominic Terlizzi.

After his 2016 solo show with the gallery — Nevven is pleased to exhibit again Clemens Behr. Known for his ephemeral sculptures and monumental installations of raw building materials, Behr’s approach to abstract three-dimensional forms is ironic, personal and savvy. For this exhibition, Behr presents a new wall—based sculpture featuring an abstract collage of wood-panels. Rough and elegant, this work could be taken as brief summary of the German artist’s production in its timeless grace and brutal nature.

After her first solo show with the gallery in Fall of 2017, Fanny Hellgren contributes to this exhibition with a wall—based installation from a series of paper sculptures which furthers her research into this material. To create these new works the Swedish artist dissolved cardboard and newspapers in water in order to reshape them into large slabs of handmade paper. Micro—tonally coloured by the remains of the fibres recycled into them, imprinted in textures both incidentally and deliberately, the results are imposing yet weightless organic surfaces which resembles wrinkled and delicate layers of skin.

Along with these two artists, Nevven is proud to introduce for the first time in Sweden the Baltimore—based artist Dominic Terlizzi. In a painstaking and meticulously long process, the American artist uses acrylic paint as moulding material in order to create extremely complex, mosaic—looking, reliefs on canvas. The subjects of the figurative compositions which results from this process are playful, ironic and humorous, yet at the same time elegant in such an effortless way that makes Terlizzi’s works unique in their own genre. For A Minimal Relief, he presents a selection of new monochrome moulded acrylic paintings on canvas.

The hope is that this exhibition will enable the viewers to experience the quiet elegance these three artist share in their most recent wall based sculptural works. Antithetic in their process, they are connected in a shared uncommon approach to materials, which they bend with elegance and subtle irony while altering their function or appearance. We believe that — regardless of their differences — Clemens Behr, Fanny Hellgren and Dominic Terlizzi have found each other on a common ground in the latest results of their practices. A Minimal Relief tries to capture this convergence, letting these three artists lyrically enhance and mirror each other through their exhibited works.

Clemens Behr (b. 1985, Koblenz) is a German artist best know for his multimedia and installative approach to Contemporary abstract art. With a background in graffiti and uncommissioned installations, Behr has an already impressive curriculum for a young artist including more than 15 solo shows in the past 7 years and being exhibited in more than 20 Countries, including Australia, Morocco, India, Brazil and USA. He has had solo exhibitions at Mini Galerie (Amsterdam, 2018), Nevven Gallery (Gothenburg, 2016), Galerie Nathalie Halgand (Vienna, 2016), Loom Gallery (Milan, 2015), Mirus Gallery (San Francisco, 2015) and Underdogs Gallery (Lisbon, 2014) — among others — and he was included in surveys at Autour du Jardin (Caen, 2015), Artmosphere Biennial (Moscow, 2014) and Soze Gallery (Los Angeles, 2012).

Fanny Hellgren (b. 1992, Gothenburg) creates her works by exploring materials and surfaces, playing with the visual properties and the aesthetics of raw materials like paper, wood, glass and concrete and making them resound with her poetic sense of space and delicate yet firm voice. Hellgren lives and works in Gothenburg, Sweden and she holds a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art from Valand Academy, where she graduated in 2017. Her work has been exhibited at Nevven Gallery (Gothenburg, 2017), Raum Vollreinigung (Berlin, 2017), Göteborgs Stadsmuseum (2015), Raja Gallery (Tallinn, 2015), Alingsås Museum (2015) and Kalmar Art Museum (2012) — among others. Fanny Hellgren is represented by Nevven Gallery.

Dominic Terlizzi (b. 1980, Baltimore) currently lives, teaches, and works in Baltimore, Maryland. His practice is built around a complex technique of mosaic—looking moulded acrylic paintings on canvas. From extremely colourful to monochrome, his art is playful, complex and elegant at once. Terlizzi received an MFA from Hoffberger School of Painting MICA 2008 and a BFA from The Cooper Union NYC 2003, he teaches at MICA, Towson University, PI Art NYC and he has also taught and lectured in Cebu City Philippines, Seoul South Korea, Jeju Island South Korea, and Beijing China. His work has been exhibited in Baltimore, NYC, London, Washington, Delaware, and Mars, including at Kraig Krull Gallery (Santa Monica, 2017 and 2016), Terrault Contemporary (Baltimore, 2016) and at the AIR Biennial (Knoxville, 2016).

 

     

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018.09.17

JENNY BROSINSKI - ARTIST-TALK AT GÖTEBORGS STADSBIBLIOTEKET

A panel talk with German artist Jenny Brosinski.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2018. TIME 18:00-19:30.





2018.09.20

YOU MADE ME

A solo show by JENNY BROSINSKI

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018. TIME 17:00-20:00
EXHIBITION PERIOD: SEPTEMBER 20 – OCTOBER 14.





2018.10.18

A solo show by JASON VAUGHN

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2018. TIME 17:00-20:00
EXHIBITION PERIOD: OCTOBER 18 – NOVEMBER 18.







 



     

 

 

 

 
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