Lure and Seducer
Opening: Friday 13 March from
4pm to 7pm
13 March - 18 April 2009
Gallery Christoffer Egelund is proud to present the group
exhibition The Lure and the Seducer. The exhibition was curated
in cooperation with the Danish artist René Holm (DK),
and thanks to an international line-up of progressive young
artists it focuses on figurative paintings, here and now.
Hence, visitors can experience exciting works by such artists
as: Gordon Cheung (UK), Andy Denzler (CH), Julian Lee (UK),
David Hancock (UK), Richard Meaghan (UK) and René Holm.
The six artists all work on the border between utopian and
dystopian landscape sceneries where the human presence is
either manifested in an obvious form or through its absence.
Hence, the works seem to take a distorted perception of reality
as their starting point, where the spontaneously beautiful
is in constant danger of breaking up, and where insecurity
and discomfort are constantly lurking behind the facade. A
duplicity that is easily put into our everyday perspective
where financial crisis, shootings and the fear of terror are
constantly smouldering beneath our bright smiles. The artists
are apocalyptic at times, sometimes led by the narrative and
sometimes not; but they all use the luring force of beauty
to seduce and capture the spectator, whereupon the content
of the work is revealed in its perfection.
Gordon Cheung graduated from the Royal College of Art (1999-2001).
He has exhibited at Volta NY, amongst others, where he gave
a solo presentation, and Art Basel 38. He is represented at
Hirshhorn Museum, Whitworth Art Museum, UBS Collection etc.
Andy Denzler graduated from Chelsea College of Art & Design
(2006). He has had solo exhibitions at Kashya Hildebrand (New
York) and Gana Art Center (Seoul). Julian Lee, BA in Fine
Arts, Newcastle University (1996-2000), has had solo exhibitions
at Galerie Schuster (Frankfurt), amongst others, and participated
in SCOPE Basel. David Hancock, BA of Fine Arts, Manchester
Metropolitan University (1993-96), has participated in the
exhibition “The New London School”, amongst others,
curated by Zavier Ellis & Simon Rumley at Mark Moore Gallery
(Los Angeles), and “Young Masters”, curated by
Flora Fairburn at Art Fortnight (London). Richard Meaghan,
MA Liverpool School of Art, has participated in the Liverpool
Biennal, Novas Contemporary Urban Centre (2008), amongst others,
and is nominated for Liverpool Art Prize (2009). René
Holm graduated from Aarhus Academy of Fine Arts (2001-06)
and has exhibited at Vejle Museum of Fine Arts and the Trapholt
Museum in Kolding.
Gallery Christoffer Egelund cordially invites you to a private
view of the group exibition The Lure and the Seducer, on Friday
13 March from 4pm to 7pm. The exhibition will subsequently
be shown during the period 14 March – 18 April.
Monday–Friday from 11am to 6pm
Saturdays from 11am to 3pm.
For further information about the exhibition and press photos,
please contact Rasmus Lindquist on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallery Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark