Image: work by Kim Harty – to be exhibited during Young & Loving 2014.
The Gallery in S12 opens again for the public on August 15th at 07 p.m. after being closed from July 1st. It has however, been busy in the workshop during the period, where art has been created and works made by Alli Hoag, Maria Frantzsen, Silje Syse and Krister Hammersland.
The annual exhibition Young & Loving starts our season this fall. This year’s edition will present the work of 8 emerging artists who each in their own way touch upon the subject of Man and Nature.
Alli Hoag left S12 after completing her one year contract in the combined role as a Workshop Manager and Artist in Residence. She will continue working on her upcoming Urban Glass exhibition on the other side of the Atlantic.
Monica A. Amundsen has taken over the role as Workshop Manager and Artist in Residence starting August 1st http://www.monicaamundsen.com
Monica has studied at the Danish Design School Glass department at Bornholm, and Fatamorgana the Danish School of Art Photography. In 2010 she was at both RISD and VCU in the US.
Æsa Björk, one of the founders of S12 is back in Norway after her 3 years as an Artist in Residence and member of staff, at Alfred University, US. She will be joining the team at S12 in the capacity of an artistic adviser and teacher.
The permanent team at S12 during this season will consist of the artists: Aesa Björk, Maria Frantzsen and Monica Amundsen, art historian Anett Haukås with Bergljot Jonsdottir as director. Artists in Residence, and others working in the workshop will join this team, contributing to a very active fall season.
This years participating artists are:
On the opening night there will be a “burning hot” performance by Maria Bang Espersen and Max Syron. Bang Espersen is known for an untraditional and experimental approach to glass. In S12 she will together with Syron investigate what happens when hot glass meets a seemingly innocent apple.
There will also be a performance on Saturday the 16th at 2pm. Come join us and immerse yourself with the captivating qualities and incredible elasticity of glass. You might find yourself being captured in more ways than one when Bang Espersen and Syron start building their delicate glass thread structures.
Henrik Svanevik will be playing his records at the opening