AIN'T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH, AIN'T NO OCEAN DEEP ENOUGH (SAY IT AGAIN)

Galleri N. Bergslien – Eidfjord

2011

The purpose of the exhibition was to work with landscape painting as a phenomenon, political, cultural and historical. The approach circled around the role of the tourist, the norwegian landscape and Norway as an oil nation. Eidfjord is a picturesque place on the west coast of Norway, known for its beautiful nature, high mountains and dramatic fjords. Each year thousands of tourists visit this small community.

When a painting was sold form the exhibition it was replaced by a polaroid image of the buyer holding the purchased work. In this way the exhibition continuously changed throughout its showing.

The exhibition consisted of:

Mural: A TRILLION DOLLAR VIEW

Size 6 m x 2,40 m Technique: Acrylic on wall

 

Letter describing the story behind the mural: A woman looks on as one the first oil rigg is towed out to the North Sea in the mid 1970s.  Size: A4

 

3 paintings: KONTEMPLASJON

Size: 2 pieces: 120x120 m and 1piece: 120x160 m.  Technique: Acrylic on canvas

 

56 landscape paintings: ABSOLUTE PROPAGANDA

Size: 13 x 18 cm, 23 x 30 cm, 25 x 25 cm og 30 x 30 cm

Technique: Acrylic on wood, oil on canvas and polaroid photo

 

200 printed postcards: POSTCARDS FOR ROMANTICS