Marianne Vierø

International Pastime

Consisting of recent wall work, installation and photography the show investigates a potential equilibrium between the symbolic and the real. This is done through acknowledging the utilitarian, matter of fact appearance of the various elements that make up the works, while bringing forth in their constellations a kind of iconic quality. In doing this each element contributes to a representation of its own value. Drawing on inspiration from primitive printing techniques, modernist painting, ritualistic artifacts and Macramé the works establish their own logic and at times create interdependent systems.

One example of this is the Wall Stamps, which present basic, geometric marks printed directly onto the gallery wall. The colorful patterns work in direct relation to the black shapes represented in the photographic works and serve as an echo to the elongated, totem-like assemblages found in the space.

Working on a similar parameter are the Strict Inequality works. Here neon lights and vegetables are entangled to form a symbiosis. The brilliance of the one and the ephemerality of the other create a reversely corresponding relationship where the dominant signifier is under constant negotiation.

Vierø’s work has recently been shown at Self Service Open Art Space in Stuttgard, Galeria Boavista in Lisbon, Peter Lav Gallery in Copenhagen and 1857 in Oslo. She was a resident artist at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin in 2007, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam from 2008 – 2009 and has recently completed a residency at Triangle Arts Association in NYC. Vierø holds a BFA in photography from Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Exhibition: 07/01/12 – 18/02/12

Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS
Rozengracht 207A
1016 LZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands