April 24th- May 24th, 2015
Lewis & Taggart
Black Holes and other painted objects
Opening Friday April 24th / 8pm
For our final exhibition at Nøstegaten 42, Entrée is pleased to present a new body of work by the Bergen-based artist duo Lewis & Taggart.
Working with material gathered over several years from many places, Lewis & Taggart look to the structure and nuance of found objects and ephemera as points of departure in the creation of new forms and compositions. Of particular interest are objects that share specific qualities; those that are small enough to pass through their hands on a daily basis, those that circulate on the periphery of a centralized economy, and those embedded with both formal and contextual resonance.
Since 2008, their sculptural practice has been punctuated by a series entitled Black Holes; an ever-growing image bank of black-and-white photographs united by the repeated presence of two identical, black, wooden, circular planes. For Black Holes and other painted objects, their second exhibition with Entrée, Lewis & Taggart bring together new sculptures with a selection of collages derived from their Black Holes archive. As a concluding event, the artists will perform Music for Black Holes, a time-based work in two parts, at Landmark, Bergen Kunsthall, on the evening of Sunday, May 24th.
Andrew Taggart and Chloe Lewis have worked within the collaborative framework of Lewis & Taggart since 2006. They received a joint MFA from the Bergen Academy of Art and Design in 2010, and their work has since been exhibited at Syntax, Lisbon (PT), Entrée Satellite, ISCP, New York City (US), RAKE Visningsrom, Trondheim (NO), Grünerløkka Kunsthall, Oslo (NO), Kunstverein Leipzig (DE), Volt, Bergen (NO), NoPlace, Oslo (NO), Tag Team, Bergen (NO), Cricoteka, Krakow (PL), the Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw (PL), Rogaland Contemporary Art Centre, Stavanger (NO), and The Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art, Vaasa (FI), among other venues.
Installation view. All photos by Bent René Synnevåg
Line Piece (2015)
Disposable cups collected on a train traveling between Montreal and Halifax, Canada, wire collected in Budapest, Hungary,
plaster, paint, cork
Two Black Holes in Reykholt, Iceland, 2011;
Two Black Holes in Copenhagen, Denmark, 2011 (2015)
Archival inkjet print on bamboo paper in handmade poplar frame
String Piece (2015)
High-density foam, drinking straws collected in Budapest, Hungary, plasto-elastic acrylic dispersion, screw eyes, string found in the Samariá Gorge, Greece, wood, paint, finishing oil
Two Black Holes in New York City, USA, 2012;
Two Black Holes in Athens, Greece, 2014 (2015)
Second Sight (Illuminated) (2011/ 2015)
Wooden objects collected at Skógafoss waterfall, Iceland, paint, wrapping paper offered free of charge at the Illum department store in Bergen, Norway, mat board, found and modified wooden table feet, oak, finishing oil, steel dowels
Two Black Holes in Hóra Sfakíon, Greece, 2014;
Two Black Holes in Hordaland, Norway, 2009 (2015)
Volume Piece (2015)
In-flight liquor bottles, screw eyes, wood, paint, concrete,
in-flight headphone adapters, silicone
Two Black Holes near Szentendre, Hungary, 2013;
Two Black Holes in Warsaw, Poland, 2012 (2015)
Entrée 05:15 in the morning by Bent René Synnevåg