Lagune Ouest (DK)

Lagune Ouest was founded by Nikolaj Stobbe in 2021 with the ambition to make new exhibition and career opportunities, primarily for local artists. The gallery has an emphasis on curated exhibitions and aims to amplify and establish the voices of a new generation of artists.


Curated for
CHART

For CHART 2022, Lagune Ouest will exhibit new works by Kåre Frang and Laura Guiseppi, responding separately to their shared interest in parenthood, material and bodily transformation and the different ways one might navigate within an uncertain world. The presentation will include sculptures by both artists that incorporate such broad aesthetic influences as children’s puzzles, landscape painting, orthodontic apparatuses and butterflies.

Kåre Frang, Attachments, 2021, hand-painted Jesmonite, silicone, hot-melt glue, epoxy, varnish, ice cream sticks, 30 x 42 x 15 cm, courtesy of the artist and Lagune Ouest

Laura Guiseppi, Convex Being, 2021, stoneware, glaze, epoxy, 14 x 55 x 28 cm,

Kåre Frang (DK)

Kåre Frang works primarily with video and sculpture - sometimes combined in a staged environment. Various forms of abstraction are present in the works, e.g. material transformation, manipulation of time or scaling of objects. Frang’s latest works revolve around change and the fragility of everyday life understood in the sense that objects, emotions, systems and people are always at a stage just before, during or after falling apart.

Kåre Frang (b. 1992) holds a MFA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Recent exhibitions include M100 (Odense), inter.pblc (Copenhagen), Lagune Ouest (Copenhagen), Ruttkowski;68 (Paris), Kunsthal 44Møen (Møn), and Kunsthal Kongegaarden (Korsør). Frang is the recipient of the Anne Marie Carl-Nielsen Talent prize, 15. Juni Fonden Honorary Award, and Silkeborg Kunstnerlegat.

Installation view of Attachments at Lagune Ouest, 26.11.2021-08.01.2022

© Laguna Ouest
2021

Courtesy of the artist and Lagune Ouest

 

Landscapes of Doubt

Oil and gesso on birch plywood, thumbtacks, metal staples, clear tape, paper, 170 x 118 x 7,5 cm
2022

Courtesy of the artist and inter.pblc

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Loving Eyes (detail)

Handpainted bronze, non-hardening modeling clay, lye and soap treated wooden floor, baseboards, painted walls, LED-lights, various dimensions
2021

Courtesy of the artist and Kunsthal 44Møen

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Attachments

Hand-painted Jesmonite, silicone, hot-melt glue, epoxy, varnish, ice cream sticks, 30 x 42 x 15 cm
2021

Courtesy of the artist and Lagune Ouest

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Changes

Burnt red clay, chamotte, pipe clay, copper oxide, manganese, iron oxide and transparent glaze, slow-motion video, foley audio, various dimensions
2020

Photo by David Stjernholm

 

Portrait of Kåre Frang in front of his work
Life and Luck, 2021, margarine sculpture, table, chairs, plate, breadcrums, cup, coffee, glass, water, laptop, newspaper, jug, butter knife, various dimensions

Courtesy of the artist and Kunsthal Kongegaarden

Laura Guiseppi (DK)

Laura Guiseppi works within the field of sculpture, using materials such as ceramics, metal, glass, fabric, and plastic. Her work touches upon the representation of the infertile body and various questions surrounding parenthood. Guiseppi’s work focuses on the reproductive organs, medicinal issues surrounding artificial insemination and the use of plastic in packaging materials, kids toys and personal hygiene products. Embracing both natural and man-made aesthetics, the artist traces the close relationship between humans and their environment, from the point of conception, to the reproductive effects of pollutants later in adult life.

Laura Guiseppi (1989, Copenhagen; DK) holds a MFA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (2021). Guiseppi’s work has been the subject of recent exhibitions at: Kunsthal Charlottenborg (DK), Kunsthal Aarhus (DK), Lagune Ouest (DK). Upcoming exhibitions include: Lagune Ouest (DK), CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art Denmark (DK) and The Community (FR). Guiseppi received the Blix Prize for her work Underbelly in 2021.

Untitled

Stoneware, iron, epoxy, latex, tulle, spray paint, 115 x 68 x 20 cm
2021

Photo by Frida Ravn Abildgaard

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Underbelly (Pain), detail

Stoneware, glue, black steel, wire, 85 x 65 cm
2021

Photo by David Stjernholm

 

Solitary Siren

Stoneware, glaze, epoxy, latex, 10 x 67 x 21 cm
2021

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Egg Pupa, detail

Stoneware, iron, epoxy, latex, tulle, 60 x 20 x 17 cm
2021

Frida Ravn Abildgaard

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Egg Pupa

Stoneware, iron, epoxy, latex, tulle, 60 x 20 x 17 cm
2021

Frida Ravn Abildgaard

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Convex Being

Stoneware, glaze, epoxy, 14 x 55 x 28 cm
2021

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Laura Guiseppi, Underbelly, 2021, installation view, Kunsthal Charlottenborg

Photo by David Stjernholm

Laura Guiseppi

Photo by Frida Ravn Abildgaard