Gether Contemporary (DK)

Gether Contemporary was founded by Sophus Gether in the Meatpacking District of Copenhagen, Denmark in 2014. The gallery is devoted to the exhibition of contemporary art and its vision is to present a programme that deviates from established norms and provokes new thoughts and feelings. The gallery has built its foundation on supporting young ambitious talents, each with a radical and distinctive approach towards artistic practice.

Curated for
CHART

For CHART 2022, Gether Contemporary will present new works by: Pierre Knop, Sif Itona Westerberg, Gioele Amaro and Christine Overvad. Bringing together two painters and two sculptors, who all continue to test and break new ground within their respective mediums, the presentation will apply a particular focus towards new approaches to materiality and tactility.

Pierre Knop, Swiss Summer Evening, 2021, mixed media on canvas, 140 x 120 cm

Sif Itona Westerberg, The Heliades turned into Poplar trees, 2021, aerated concrete, steel bolts, burned wood, 160 x 240 x 5 cm, ARoS, 2021(detail). Photo by David Stjernholm

Gioele Amaro, Washed Rothko, Ink and varnish on canvas, 37 x 27 cm. Photo by David Stjernholm

Christine Overvad Hansen, Moderater, ostrich feathers, bronze and motor, 220 x 110 x 90 cm, HARD CODINGS SOFT TACTICS, Holstebro Kunstmuseum 2021. Photo by David Stjernholm

Pierre Knop (FR)

In Pierre Knop’s paintings, soulful landscapes and cities encroach on small human figures, while they meditatively go about their daily lives. Knop’s pictorial world seems bright and at times humorous, but his paintings nonetheless convey a sense of ambivalence and leaves the viewer with an elusive restlessness. Knop works intuitively and organically on multiple canvases at once, embracing chances and mistakes in his process. His dynamic and vibrant compositions range from richly saturated and nearly flattened fields of colour, to freely sketched areas of gestural lightness.

Pierre Knop (b. 1982, Nancy; FR) was born in France and raised in Germany. He graduated from Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 2013 and now lives and works in Cologne, Germany. Solo exhibitions include Kunsthaus Essen (DE), Anat Ebgi (US), Kunstverein-Koelnberg (DE), CHOI & LAGER (KR/DE) and Yossi Milo Gallery (US).

Bay Watch

Mixed media on canvas, 100 x 120 cm
2021

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Boxers

Mixed media on canvas, 155 x 175 cm
2021

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Lost Board

Mixed media on canvas, 95 x 120 cm
2021

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Skinny Leg Dad

Mixed media on canvas, 155 x 185 cm
2021

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Soon in Korea

Mixed media on canvas, 115 x 150 cm
2021

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Swiss Summer Evening

Mixed media on canvas, 140 x 120 cm
2021

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Trail

Mixed media on canvas, 120 x 160 cm
2021

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Voyage

Mixed media on canvas, 130 x 105 cm
2021

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“I have a lot of images or photographs of my family history, travels, historical images etc. in my archive. I also use them as a starting point. They sometimes help to provoke an initial idea - like Rauschenberg would do with his book on Dante or Peter Doig would when watching the end scene of a horror movie. I think it was Friday 13th.”

Pierre Knop

Sif Itona Westerberg (DK)

In the work of Sif Itona Westerberg motives originally taken from antiquity or the middle ages are morphed together in mostly sculptural works and reinterpreted with inspiration from a myriad of styles and times through Westerberg’s contemporary perspective. Meticulously carving out works solely by hand, she arcs back to classical techniques but applies them to contemporary industrial materials.

Sif Itona Westerberg (b.1985) lives and works in Copenhagen. She has exhibited at AROS Aarhus Art Museum, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Malmø Kunstmuseum, Den Frie, Museet for Religiøs Kunst, Bornholms Kunstmuseum. Collections include AROS Aarhus Art Museum, Malmø Kunstmuseum, New Carlsberg Foundation.

Immemorial

Installation view at ARoS
2021

Photo by David Stjernholm

 

Immemorial

Installation view at ARoS
2021

Photo by David Stjernholm

 

Immemorial

Installation view at ARoS
2021

Photo by David Stjernholm

 

Immemorial

Installation view at ARoS
2021

Photo by David Stjernholm

 

The Heliades turned into Poplar trees

Aerated concrete, steel bolts, burned wood, 160 x 240 x 5 cm
2021

Photo by David Stjernholm

 

Immemorial (detail)

Installation view at ARoS
2021

Photo by David Stjernholm

 

House of Dionysos (detail)

Installation view at Gether Contemporary
2020

Photo by David Stjernholm

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House of Dionysos

Installation view at Gether Contemporary
2020

Photo by David Stjernholm

 

Sif Itona Westerberg, Immemorial - Installation view at ARoS, 2021. Photo by David Stjernholm

Gioele Amaro (IT)

A master of the art of synthesis, Amaro combines, transforms, and blurs boundaries to construct a dialogue between traditional mediums (painting, photography, drawing) and new technologies. His work is digitally painted, then printed on canvas. He then meticulously reworks each canvas, applying several layers of varnish. By bringing his own touch to this original technique, Amaro shifts figurative representation into the abstract and captures the essence of the subject from real life.

Gioele Amaro (IT), lives and works in Paris. He is a trained architect, and worked with renowned architect Jean Nouvel. He has participated in major international exhibitions at Reinhard Hauff, Balice Hertling, Almine Rech, High Art, Cuturi Gallery, and Galerie Untilthen. Collections include a various of private and public.

CrackedMeYet

98 x 68 cm
2021

Photo by David Stjernholm

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RothkoDust

Ink and varnish on canvas , 100 × 81 × 4,5 cm
2021

Photo by David Stjernholm

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Selfie

Ink and varnish on canvas, 130 x 90 cm
2021

Photo by David Stjernholm

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SpallettiDust

Ink and varnish on canvas , 100 × 73 × 4,5 cm
2021

Photo by David Stjernholm

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TurnerStorm

Ink and varnish on canvas, 130 x 97
2021

Photo by David Stjernholm

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TurnerStorm (detail)

Ink and varnish on canvas, 130 x 97
2021

Photo by David Stjernholm

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Washed Rothko

Ink and varnish on canvas, 37 x 27 cm

Photo by David Stjernholm

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Gioele Amaro, Offset Sunset, Installation view at Almine Rech, Shanghai, 2022

Christine Overvad Hansen (DK)

Overvad Hansen works with sculpture in an extended field. Her artistic practice ranges from large sculptural works and installations to mechanical sculptures and comprehensive performances. Her works are both recognisable and alien and they often move in the borderland between the physically experienced and the speculatively fictional. She works with a great sense of both materials and the body’s potential for change, their transforming power as well as for the changes that constantly takes place between sculpture and body.

Christine Overvad Hansen, lives and works in Roskilde. She has solo exhibited at Holstebro Kunstmuseum, Viborg Kunsthal, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Huset for Kunst og Design, and Gether Contemporary. The works of Christine Overvad Hansens can be experienced in the collection at Horsens Kunstmuseum. Her work is acquired by New Carlsberg Foundation.

Drudge

Aluminium, steel bullet, super magnet, motor, stainless steel, hair plugs, wax, lambskin, Huset for Kunst og Design, Holstebro, DK
2020

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Figura Carpool

Installation view at Gether Contemporary
2020

Photo by David Stjernholm

 

Vessel

Patinated Bronze and textile
2020

Photo by David Stjernholm

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Peitho as NPC

Installation view at Holstebro Kunstmuseum, bronze and hide, 230 x 32 × 112 cm
2021

Photo by David Stjernholm

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Endling

bronze and stainless steel, 84 x 32 x 73 cm
2021

Photo by David Stjernholm

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Moderater

ostrich feathers, bronze and motor, 220 x 110 x 90 cm
2021

Photo by David Stjernholm

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Faidra’s fury

sterling selver, sugar, essential oils, 6,5 x 6 x 8 cm
2021

Photo by David Stjernholm

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Christine Overvad Hansen, Traders, Installation view at Huset for Kunst og Design, Holstebro, DK 2020.