In the exhibition ‘Geometrical Evolution’ ceramists Karen Bennicke and Steen Ipsen explore and interpret geometric phenomena.
Karen Bennicke has for many years remained a remarkable profile within the context of contemporary ceramics. Her ceramic objects are typically characterized by a great complexity of form; they are spatial visions, often constructions reminiscent of contemporary architecture. Through self-defined systems and an almost intuitive mathematical construction-method, she arrives at surprising, poetic expressions somewhere between exactitude, the illogical and occasionally even the absurd.
In the new works the choice of material helps to emphasize the multi-faceted surface, that has resulted from her process this time. The unglazed, matt clay surfaces enhance the great variation of light and shadow, bringing to mind the kaleidoscopic universe of crystals.
Steen Ipsen perceives geometry as images and pattern. Over the last five years, he has successfully made a name for himself internationally with ceramic works consisting of joined, spherical elements, that are subsequently tied up with coloured strings in a connecting line-pattern, resulting in an abstract and highly spatial, sculptural expression.
In his new work he focuses on the geometric shapes and the contrasts of surfaces. Light and shadow of in-between-spaces, reflections of the glazes and the rhytmic displacement of the single elements in the sculptures, are being used freely for interpretations of the cubic abstraction and for exploring the possibilities of multiple dimensions.
1 - 24 March 2012
Wednesday - Friday: 1 - 6 pm
Saturday: 12 am - 4 pm
Artist talk with Karen Bennicke and Steen Ipsen on March 3 at 2 pm in the gallery.
Smallegade 46, 2. sal tv
Copenhagen Ceramics is supported by Danish Crafts.