Concerning the Grid    Concerning the Grid  investigates new interpretations of a classic type within the twentieth century's visual arts, the modernist grid structure.  Participating artists:   Marianne Therese Grønnow    Dorte Jelstrup    Maria Wæhrens    Peter Brandt    Bodil Nielsen    Marianne Therese Grønnow  creates large paintings that connect to the sublime and the metaphysical on the basis of impressions of nature rendered as other-worldly imaginative constructions of grid structures.   Dorte Jelstrup  provides an explicit feminine interpretation of the modernist grid in paintings and montages, where the grid structures are made of satin ribbons and as such converted into a materiality of sensation that semantically connotes femininity and mental states of longing and desire.  In paintings and drawings by  Maria Wæhrens , we encounter the grid as a marker of enclosed spaces in a basically queer-marked investigation of gender, power, hierarchy and the patterns that arise and are passed on in the family and in society at large.  In textile works by  Peter Brandt  the grid structures are reconsidered and interpreted as principles of construction in the unfolding of transformative narratives dealing with gender, violence and (bodily) traumatic experiences.  In her work,  Bodil Nielsen  has the colour as a central point of departure; Nielsen creates paintings that, with the grid structure as the underlying organizational principle, aim to explore perception, the relationship between the viewer and the work, and the aesthetic experience; the result is a poetic choreography of colour based on the grid.  For more information about the participating artists, please see Artists on this site.  For inquiries please contact: contact@opalspaces.com
       
     
  Dorte Jelstrup   Dorte Jelstrup. I kept myself open towards you, I, 2014/2015. Acrylic, pigment and satin ribbons on linen. 99 x 70 cm.
       
     
  Dorte Jelstrup   Dorte Jelstrup. Untitled (Sometime After), 2010. Acrylic, pigment and satin ribbons on linen. 250 x 190 cm.
       
     
  Peter Brandt   Peter Brandt. Nijinsky Notes, 2015. Applicated silk, marker pen, oil paint, pencil. 225 x 146 cm.
       
     
  Maria Wæhrens   Maria Wæhrens. UD AF MOR (the gift), 2017. Oil and tempera on canvas. 120 x 80 cm.  Maria Wæhrens. UD AF MOR (coming out), 2017. Oil and tempera on canvas. 120 x 80 cm.
       
     
  Marianne Therese Grønnow   Marianne Therese Grønnow. Des Cloches, 2017. Acrylic on canvas. 120 x 180 cm.
       
     
  Marianne Therese Grønnow   Marianne Therese Grønnow. Des Cloches, 2017. Acrylic on paper and wood. 300 x 400 cm.
       
     
  Bodil Nielsen   Bodil Nielsen. Untitled. 2012. Acrylic on canvas. 35 x 52 cm.  Bodil Nielsen. Untitled. 2012. Acrylic on canvas. 60 x 45 cm.
       
     
  Concerning the Grid    Concerning the Grid  investigates new interpretations of a classic type within the twentieth century's visual arts, the modernist grid structure.  Participating artists:   Marianne Therese Grønnow    Dorte Jelstrup    Maria Wæhrens    Peter Brandt    Bodil Nielsen    Marianne Therese Grønnow  creates large paintings that connect to the sublime and the metaphysical on the basis of impressions of nature rendered as other-worldly imaginative constructions of grid structures.   Dorte Jelstrup  provides an explicit feminine interpretation of the modernist grid in paintings and montages, where the grid structures are made of satin ribbons and as such converted into a materiality of sensation that semantically connotes femininity and mental states of longing and desire.  In paintings and drawings by  Maria Wæhrens , we encounter the grid as a marker of enclosed spaces in a basically queer-marked investigation of gender, power, hierarchy and the patterns that arise and are passed on in the family and in society at large.  In textile works by  Peter Brandt  the grid structures are reconsidered and interpreted as principles of construction in the unfolding of transformative narratives dealing with gender, violence and (bodily) traumatic experiences.  In her work,  Bodil Nielsen  has the colour as a central point of departure; Nielsen creates paintings that, with the grid structure as the underlying organizational principle, aim to explore perception, the relationship between the viewer and the work, and the aesthetic experience; the result is a poetic choreography of colour based on the grid.  For more information about the participating artists, please see Artists on this site.  For inquiries please contact: contact@opalspaces.com
       
     

Concerning the Grid

Concerning the Grid investigates new interpretations of a classic type within the twentieth century's visual arts, the modernist grid structure.

Participating artists:

Marianne Therese Grønnow

Dorte Jelstrup

Maria Wæhrens

Peter Brandt

Bodil Nielsen

Marianne Therese Grønnow creates large paintings that connect to the sublime and the metaphysical on the basis of impressions of nature rendered as other-worldly imaginative constructions of grid structures.

Dorte Jelstrup provides an explicit feminine interpretation of the modernist grid in paintings and montages, where the grid structures are made of satin ribbons and as such converted into a materiality of sensation that semantically connotes femininity and mental states of longing and desire.

In paintings and drawings by Maria Wæhrens, we encounter the grid as a marker of enclosed spaces in a basically queer-marked investigation of gender, power, hierarchy and the patterns that arise and are passed on in the family and in society at large.

In textile works by Peter Brandt the grid structures are reconsidered and interpreted as principles of construction in the unfolding of transformative narratives dealing with gender, violence and (bodily) traumatic experiences.

In her work, Bodil Nielsen has the colour as a central point of departure; Nielsen creates paintings that, with the grid structure as the underlying organizational principle, aim to explore perception, the relationship between the viewer and the work, and the aesthetic experience; the result is a poetic choreography of colour based on the grid.

For more information about the participating artists, please see Artists on this site.

For inquiries please contact: contact@opalspaces.com

  Dorte Jelstrup   Dorte Jelstrup. I kept myself open towards you, I, 2014/2015. Acrylic, pigment and satin ribbons on linen. 99 x 70 cm.
       
     

Dorte Jelstrup

Dorte Jelstrup. I kept myself open towards you, I, 2014/2015. Acrylic, pigment and satin ribbons on linen. 99 x 70 cm.

  Dorte Jelstrup   Dorte Jelstrup. Untitled (Sometime After), 2010. Acrylic, pigment and satin ribbons on linen. 250 x 190 cm.
       
     

Dorte Jelstrup

Dorte Jelstrup. Untitled (Sometime After), 2010. Acrylic, pigment and satin ribbons on linen. 250 x 190 cm.

  Peter Brandt   Peter Brandt. Nijinsky Notes, 2015. Applicated silk, marker pen, oil paint, pencil. 225 x 146 cm.
       
     

Peter Brandt

Peter Brandt. Nijinsky Notes, 2015. Applicated silk, marker pen, oil paint, pencil. 225 x 146 cm.

  Maria Wæhrens   Maria Wæhrens. UD AF MOR (the gift), 2017. Oil and tempera on canvas. 120 x 80 cm.  Maria Wæhrens. UD AF MOR (coming out), 2017. Oil and tempera on canvas. 120 x 80 cm.
       
     

Maria Wæhrens

Maria Wæhrens. UD AF MOR (the gift), 2017. Oil and tempera on canvas. 120 x 80 cm.

Maria Wæhrens. UD AF MOR (coming out), 2017. Oil and tempera on canvas. 120 x 80 cm.

  Marianne Therese Grønnow   Marianne Therese Grønnow. Des Cloches, 2017. Acrylic on canvas. 120 x 180 cm.
       
     

Marianne Therese Grønnow

Marianne Therese Grønnow. Des Cloches, 2017. Acrylic on canvas. 120 x 180 cm.

  Marianne Therese Grønnow   Marianne Therese Grønnow. Des Cloches, 2017. Acrylic on paper and wood. 300 x 400 cm.
       
     

Marianne Therese Grønnow

Marianne Therese Grønnow. Des Cloches, 2017. Acrylic on paper and wood. 300 x 400 cm.

  Bodil Nielsen   Bodil Nielsen. Untitled. 2012. Acrylic on canvas. 35 x 52 cm.  Bodil Nielsen. Untitled. 2012. Acrylic on canvas. 60 x 45 cm.
       
     

Bodil Nielsen

Bodil Nielsen. Untitled. 2012. Acrylic on canvas. 35 x 52 cm.

Bodil Nielsen. Untitled. 2012. Acrylic on canvas. 60 x 45 cm.