Asger Gjerdevik's solo exhibition Driving home for Christmas at GL STRAND, 2019
From April 27 - June 19 2019 Asger Gjerdevik's solo exhibition Driving Home for Christmas will be on show at GL STRAND. About the exhibition:
"A 30-year-old Volvo 240 appears in a new and deconstructed form in the exhibition Driving Home for Christmas by the young danish artist Asger Harbou Gjerdevik. In spring 2019 he presents a series of new sculptures and paintings in a solo exhibition at Kunstforeningen GL STRAND.
The idea for the exhibition at Kunstforeningen GL STRAND came shortly after Gjerdevik was invited to do the exhibition. He could neither keep the 30-year
old, silver-grey Volvo 240 that he had inherited nor bring himself to scrap it, and he therefore decided to drive the car from England to the Danish Art Workshops
in Denmark. Here he took the car apart and deconstructed it, giving it new life as material for a series of new sculptures.
‘It is the tangible parts of the car that appear in my sculptures. I am not really interested in the engine. It is the gear stick, the glove compartment, the seat, the front, the bonnet, one of the wheels. It should be fun and surprising, while at the same time being something everyone is familiar with and can relate to’, says Asger Harbou Gjerdevik.
Movement is a keyword in Asger Harbou Gjerdevik’s new solo exhibition. From the outset Gjerdevik decided to create a dynamic exhibition in dialogue with
the elongated shape of the exhibition space, where the position and expression of the works encourage the visitor to move through the room. The sculptures will be positioned to ensure that each sculpture and car item relates to the car’s original functional circuit. Add to this a series of new paintings that will attract the attention of the visitor along and across the room."
To read more about the exhibition follow the link.
Casper Aguila Christoffersen og Frederik Næblerød, Korshage 2015-2016. Foto: Line Rosenvinge.