DESIGN MIAMI/CURIO 2017
6 December – 10 December 2017
Galleri Format Oslo, in collaboration with Norwegian Crafts, will for the first time be taking part in Design Curio at Design Miami/ 2017 showing works by ceramic artist Elisabeth von Krogh and textile artist Ellen Grieg.
Together with the artists and Prof. Sean Griffiths, Modern Architect (UK) we are planning a presentation format where the works on show, the exhibition architecture and the mediation of the artists and their works form a complete whole.
Graduating from National College of art and Design, Oslo in the early 1970´s Ellen Grieg and Elisabeth von Krogh have careers spanning four decades. However, the two have distinctly different career paths: Elisabeth von Krogh being a very active studio ceramicist with numerous exhibitions and public commissions while Ellen Grieg has dedicated most of her career to education, running the textile workshops at the National college of Art in Oslo.
Grieg´s and von Krogh´s emergence as artists coincide with post modernism´s early appearance in Norway, and their work embodies a lot of characteristics originating in post modernism; quotations of style and periods, organic and/or highly stylized forms where shape, colour and ornamentations forms a whole.
Both Grieg´s and von Krogh´s work appear as sculptures expressing themselves as purely aesthetic objects, ideas and metaphors. Their separate work often takes on a size that give them a bodily expression and presence. With the size, the form and the patterns and/colour their works not only activate the space but highlights the tension between 2 and 3 dimensions, space and surface, reality and illusion.