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V1 Gallery (DK)

V1 Gallery represents a select group of emerging and established artists and is committed to introducing art, in all media, to an international audience. Seeing art as a profound and competent media for social and political discourse, the gallery aspires to serve as a platform for art that interacts with the surrounding society. Today the gallery has two locations in the central meatpacking district of Copenhagen.

V1 Gallery
Flæsketorvet 69
1711 Copenhagen
Denmark
(+45) 33 31 03 21

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CHART

At CHART V1 Gallery presents new paintings by Danielle Orchard, Danny Fox, Emma Kohlmann and new sculptures by Barry McGee and Rose Eken.

Danielle Orchard, Lemons, 2020, Oil on linen, 140 x 107 cm

Rose Eken, Kitchen Totem in Blue, 2017, Glazed paper clay, 196 x 45 cm

Danny Fox, Can Of Petrol, Tin Of Mackerel, Get On The Jet Fuel, Acrylic on canvas, 2021, 213 x 183 cm

Emma Kohlmann, Found My Heart in Free Birds, 2020, Acrylic on raw canvas, 51 x 76 cm

Barry McGee, Podium, Untitled 3 elements, 2019, Acrylic on paper mache and plant, 105 x 40 x 40 cm

Danielle Orchard (US)

The paintings and drawings by Danielle Orchard unveil intimate sceneries populated by nude women. Motifs familiar from the Western canon – Manet’s Olympia or Picasso’s black lined profile noses – yet here the male gaze is entirely absent. While redeploying cubism's masculinist language, Orchard frees her subjects from the confinements of the easily accessible Venusian smile. Though it is tempting to read it as a specific reaction, say, against the probing eyes of media or men, what Orchard brings us instead is a present moment of resplendent privacy-in-itself.

Danielle Orchard (b. 1985) lives and works in Brooklyn, USA. She holds an MFA in painting from Hunter College. Recent exhibitions include A Face For Every Season, Half Gallery, Los Angeles (2021), Eros Unlimited, Eighteen, Copenhagen, Denmark (2020), Mother’s Magazines, Jack Hanley, New York, USA (2020) and 3PM, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark (2019).

A Crowded Room

Ink, chalk and pastel on paper, 76 x 56 cm
2020

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Red Room Altar

Oil on linen, 122 x 138 cm
2020

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Lemons

Oil on linen, 140 x 107 cm
2020

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Life Model

Charcoal on paper, 56 x 76 cm
2020

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3PM

Installation view
2019

Photo by Jan Søndergaard

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3PM

Installation view
2019

Photo by Jan Søndergaard

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“The world was made to be free in. Give up on all other worlds except the one to which you belong. Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet confinement of your aloneness to learn anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you.”

David Whyte

The House of Belonging, 1997

Installation view of Danielle Orchard's exhibition

Danny Fox (UK)

Danny Fox’s work is full of references, conversations, and possible translations. In his paintings he engages a rich history of both figuration and abstraction. He does this with the natural grace and conviction that comes from hard work and experience. Painting like there is no tomorrow. Painting like there is nothing else but painting. He walks into a bar and strikes up a conversation with Matisse, Picasso, Van Gogh and Basquiat. He enters the painter’s cave to continue the development of motifs that seem as long as human history.

Danny Fox (b. 1986) lives and works in Los Angeles, USA and his native St. Ives, UK. Recent exhibitions include Eye for a Sty – Tooth for the Roof, two-person exhibition with Kingsley Ifill, Eighteen, Copenhagen, Denmark, Punch, group exhibition curated by Nina Chanel Abney, Deitch, Los Angeles, Doped Roped and Horoscoped, solo exhibition, Eighteen, Copenhagen, Denmark, Some Mornings Catch a Wraith, solo exhibition, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, Blood Spots On Apple Flesh, solo exhibition, Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Luxenbourg, and Iconoclasts, group exhibition, Saatchi Gallery, London. Danny Fox has been represented by V1 Gallery since 2016.

Can Of Petrol Tin Of Mackerel Get On The Jet Fuel

213x183 cm
2021

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The Elbow

Acrylic on canvas, 72x60 cm
2019

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The Fortune Teller

Acrylic on canvas, 72x60 cm
2019

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Danny Fox's portrait

Photo by Kingsley Ifill

Emma Kohlmann (US)

In Emma Kohlmann's work, playful bodies and vibrant flora emerge organically from wondrous spills. Using the inherently aqueous nature of watercolor and ink, Kohlmann’s figures materialize in between genders, species, nature, and culture. Some appear to pause in the middle of sexual acts and stare unabashedly at the viewer, while others rest and huddle together inside of giant leaves. They exude calmness, seemingly unbothered by the burdens of culturally inscribed taboos, existing in an Eden for the polymorphous and dispersed nature of human sexuality.

Emma Kohlmann (b. 1989) lives and works in Florence, Massachusetts, US. She holds a BA from Hampshire College. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including exhibitions at Nationale, Portland, New Image Art, Los Angeles, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, and MOMA Tucson, Arizona. She runs the small press Mundus with her sister. Kohlmann has been represented by V1 Gallery since 2016.

Blue in Transit Front

Acrylic paint on Linen in cherry frame
2021

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Crown of Thorns Flowers

Acrylic paint on linen in oak frame, 96,5 x 127 cm
2021

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Stained Glass Fern

Acrylic paint on linen in oak frame, 96,5x127cm
2021

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Meet Me in The Garden

Acrylic paint on linen in cherry frame
2021

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Person in Profile Frame

Acrylic on linen in floating pyrographed cherry wood frame, 42 x 34 cm
2021

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Found My Heart in Free Birds

Acrylic on raw canvas, 51 x 76 cm
2020

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Chaotic Nature Scene

Watercolor and sumi, ink on paper, unframed, 122 x 375 cm
2020

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Eros Unlimited Eighteen

Installation view
2020

Photo by Jan Sondergaard

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Eros Unlimited Eighteen

Installation view
2020

Photo by Jan Sondergaard

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Emma Kohlmann's portrait

Photo by Jan Sondergaard

Barry McGee (US)

In Barry McGee’s immersive site-specific installations, paintings, ceramics, drawings, books, plants, photography, and found materials grow and flow over the walls, floors and ceilings. Inspired by American folk art, sign making, Op Art and graffiti, McGee’s work is influenced by and reflects upon contemporary society, especially those that tend to be left behind by it, or choose not to play by its rules. In recent works, he pushes his imagery into the iconic; figures and shapes are barely indicated, then repeated and mixed with geometrical patterns.

Barry McGee (b. 1966) lives and works on the American West Coast in San Francisco. McGee has been the subject of solo exhibitions at museums and art institutions worldwide. His works are included in many public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco, USA; The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, USA, and The National Gallery of Denmark, SMK, Copenhagen, Denmark. Most recently, his second solo exhibition and total installation TAR PIT was on view at Eighteen. He has previously mounted and curated exhibitions at V1 Gallery.

Podium Untitled (3 elements)

Acrylic on paper, machetes and plant
2019

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Panels

Installation View, Various Sizes

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Barry McGee's portrait

Photo by Bradford

Rose Eken (DK)

Well-known for her meticulous still life objects in clay, Rose Eken presents a refreshingly punk take on earthenware’s archaic function as vessels and carriers and emblems, as she says: "Through the transformation of objects, I aim to draw our collective memories towards elements and symbols drawn from our shared history and popular culture. I want to visually evoke the ambience and mood which resonates within each of us.”

Rose Eken (b. 1976) lives and works in Copenhagen. For more than two decades, Eken has mounted exhibitions at galleries and museum institutions worldwide. Her murals and site-specific installations can be found in many public spaces. Her work is included in national and international collections such as ARoS, Aarhus, Denmark, MOCA, Tucson, USA, Horsens Art Museum, Horsens, Denmark. She is featured in the survey books Berørt (Strandberg) and Vitamin C – Clay and Ceramic in Contemporary Art (Phaidon). Eken has been represented by V1 Gallery since 2013. Her next solo exhibition opens at V1 Gallery September 24.

Poppys

Glazed paper clay, 74x47x40cm
2021

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Kitchen Totem in Blue

Glazedpaperclay, 196x45cm
2017

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Belladona Deadly Nightshade Flower Study

2021
Glazed paper clay 70x52x40cm

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Dying Sunflowers

Glazed paper clay detail, 74x35x35cm
2021

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Black Flowers

Glazed paper clay, 66 x ø25 cm
2018

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Belle Époque Molotov Cocktail Bricks Slingshot with Two Bolts and Two Metal Balls

Glazed paper clay, Variable dimensions

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Tableau exhibition

Installation view
2015

V1 Gallery - Photo by Jan Sondergaard

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Tableau exhibition

Details of the installation
2015

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