Thanks to all who came to see and support my works at The Menier Gallery on the Southbank over the last couple of weeks. It was an inspiring show of works in a beautiful old chocolate factory building, for which I showcased two projects - The Disappearing Islands and Schizophrenic Panospheres. Thanks also to Cylinder Gallery for hosting.
I am delighted to have received a grant from the Danish Arts Foundation for "The Garden of Imperfection" an upcoming collaboration with the wonderful Kaja Skytte. We will be taking off to Kyoto this November to explore the transience of the Japanese Garden, and intend to return with some magical creations.
Thank you to everyone for absolutely packing out the room at Friday's vernissage, it was a fantastic night and I hope to see you back over the next month with a little more space to storytell! You're all amazing, I'm astounded! The exhibition is open until 3rd March, and we will be arranging some special viewings and talk over the next few weeks so watch this space!
I am excited to announce the opening of my solo exhibition tomorrow at Buddenbrooks Gallery, Copenhagen.
EBB// \\FLOW is a two-part exhibition exploring architectural states of fragility and fluidity: moments caught between construction and destruction, compressing speed, time and topography.
I am delighted to exhibit as part of the group show at Buddenbrooks Gallery this December. Just off Nansensgade, this little gem of a gallery is exhibiting an array of drawings, paintings and photographs all December so drop by for your christmas cultural fix.
I just got back from teaching a one-week experimental drawing workshop with this year's Architecture students at Krabbesholm. We rounded off with a public exhibition in the beautiful old warehouse blocks of Skive. Thank you to all the students and teachers who embarked on the journey, pens and pencils at the ready.
A high five to everyone who came to my presentation at the KADK conference last week. Two more weeks to catch the exhibition, a sneaky sneak-preview here:
I am excited to be speaking about and exhibiting drawings from New Lohachara at the upcoming "Millions of Plans" conference at KADK Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts next month.
The conference and exhibition invites scholars and practitioners to investigate and discuss contemporary architectural drawing and, in particular, the drawn plan.
Some of my more adventurous drawings are very excited to have made it safely across the Atlantic without getting wet, and are now enjoying their new life in sunny California.
The lovely designers at Poet and the Bench in the Mill Valley Design District are showcasing the Planter Planeter drawing series as a part of their Nordic Pop Up alongside the celestial creations that inspired them, by my talented friend and ally Kaja Skytte. Check out their feature here
A couple of images from my exhibition this September at Arts, Letters and Numbers.
The works were exhibited at The Arts, Letters and Numbers Barn, Averill Park NY together with installations by James Rogers, Emily Fitzell and Yingting Cui. It was a wonderful (if a little chilly) night so thank you to all who came, and to this summer’s ALN crew!
I was lucky enough to spend the last three weeks on an artist residency with the wonderful people at Arts, Letters and Numbers, deep in the forests of upstate New York. Some very talented minds and hands are making magic up there in the old Mill, the conversations with whom and vast sunlit spaces of which inspired a new experimental painting project based on my Disappearing Islands research, entitled Aqua Fluxus.
The project develops a cartography of turbulance, chaos and fluidity through the act of drawing. The drawings map a series of natural disasters that led to the upheaval of specific remote communities I have been studying over the last three years. Focussing on islands that are continuously reshaped by the interplay of extreme force and fluidity - of event, encounter and adaptation to the unpredictable, the works explore time and tumult as the creators of new physical geographies.
The works were exhibited at The Arts, Letters and Numbers Barn, Averill Park NY together with installations by James Rogers, Emily Fitzell and Yingting Cui. It was a wonderful (if not a little chilly) night so thank you to all who came, and to this summer’s ALN team - permanent and transitory.
Particularly big high-fives to those whose words fed the project, including David Gersten, Hannah Smith, Pablo Martinez, Daehyun Kim, Jen Bracy and the cheeky little forest chipmunks who stole my snacks.
Finally returned from a three-week trip to Iceland. The primary study was of the volcanic island of Vestmannyjaer, to understand more of the 1973 eruption that overnight spawned a mountain from a meadow, and slowly engulfed the entire fishing town in lava and ash. Met some amazing people who recounted touching stories of memory and endurance, fighting lava with seawater for months on end, and digging their houses from mountains of ash and silt. A quite eerie and barren meeting of new and old lands, with some of the closest constituents to Mars dust, and some bleak moments where we wondered if we would have any toes left by the time we got home. But despite a number of storms, cancelled flights, and abandonments on the roadside, we made it back to tell the tale and updates will follow shortly in the research section, together with fresh material toward a new drawing series.
I am very excited to have been awarded a research grant from the Danish Art Foundation to visit and study the Icelandic island of Heimay as a part of my ongoing "Disappearing Islands" research project. In contrast to the Maldives case studies, this research will study the phenomena of land creation, societal and political reaction, and community improvement in a Western context.