Mette Tommerup: 11 Glimpses
April 9, 2010 - May 1, 2010
Opening reception April 9, 2010, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Image: Newspaper, 2010, oil on linen on panel, 16 x 12 inches
In 11 Glimpses, Mette Tommerup eschews cliched modes of painterly self-expression, adopting thumbnail images as subject matter for her intimately-scaled paintings.
Tommerup states: "Spare, urgent moments are explored in intimate oil paintings that take on the mission of the Danish Film movement, Dogme 95, established in the year 1995. This group of filmmakers offers a resistance to Hollywood and its overwrought special effects and other distractions to form a direct filmmaking process. These paintings represent my own Painting Dogme. They aim to slow down time, cull unwanted information and mock Nordic Angst. There are no special effects, just the bare provisions to convey a story, or unsettled moment. Here and Now situations are glimmers of imagery that shed personal iconography, chronicles and comprehension."
Tommerup's work is currently on display at the "American Academy of Arts and Letters" in NYC and has been purchased by the institution with prestigious purchase funds. The purchased work will be donated to a museum (yet to be disclosed) but first will be included in a follow up exhibition at the "American Academy of Arts and Letters": Exhibition of Works by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Honors and Awards, May 20 - June 13, 2010.
Burning Sofa, 2010, oil on linen on panel, 12 x 16 inches
Garden Hose, 2010, oil on linen mounted on panel, 12 x 16 inches
Ash Tray, 2010, oil on linen on panel, 9 x 12 inches
Dog as Shrek, 2010, oil on linen, 16 x 12 inches
Easel and Elephant, 2009, oil on panel, 11 x 14 inches
Anti-Gravity, 2010, oil on panel, 12 x 16 inches
Dinosaur/Scientist Costume, 2010, oil on linen on panel, 16 x 12 inches
Dog Yoga, 2010, oil on panel, 9 x 12 inches
Hanger, 2010, oil on linen on panel, 12 x 9 inches
Dog as Turkey, 2009, oil on linen on panel, 16 x 12 inches