2015-02-03

ESSENTIAL Hans Vangsø February-March 2015

CLICK photo = LARGE format + slide show.. MORE IMAGES WILL FOLLOW..


ESSENTIAL
Hans Vangsø DK
Exhibition 12 February – 21 March 2015
Opening reception Thursday 12 February at 16-19.00
Pots of all times - tradition, presence and new life..
Hans Vangsø is highly acknowledged for his ceramic works.
In January 2015, the internationally awarded Danish restaurant NOMA showed his new vases in Tokyo.
This is about elaborating traditions at its very best.

There is something eternally, infinitely beautiful about monumentally powerful pots and textures of imprints from the firing flames, metals, salts..

The essential works carry the ceramic tradition as a strong rule-bound cultural heritage .. and yet each piece quivers of presence and new life.


For Vangsø ceramics are about much more than beautiful objects or new concepts.
His pieces present us with a strong primordial force, where the coincidental interactions allow for the characteristics.
He is fascinated by materials and firing process.
The hand-thrown pots are often manipulated by cutting, altering and likewise into more angular shapes. They are glazed with simple feldspar, ash and clay glazes. Some stand with the raw body, but all are fired at least twice with experimental additions of metals and combustible materials.

Hans Vangsø is exceptional in Danish ceramics where he works with great richness in texture and form.
His education at the Art Academy of Aarhus and a later collaboration with the famous Danish ceramicist Gutte Eriksen, clearly show kinship with the Danish 'Jyske school', to which Vangsø adds to his pieces an inextricable strength, robust elegance and a personal touch.
www.hansvangsoe.dk

HANS VANGSØ - About clay, glaze and firing
”My clay is a proprietary mix of stoneware depending on what I can get. All pots start on the wheel whether they end up in round or square formats.
Having bisque-fired my pots, I pour glazes rather thickly, then wrap seaweed and metals around them ('Muffels'), secured in tightly bound newspaper and decorated with slip. They are then subjected to temperatures of 1250 to 1300 degrees centigrade in a gas fired kiln, causing the glaze to bubble and flow. The salts and metals react with clay and flame to produce rather extraordinary, unpredictable effects of colour and surface. When cool, unwanted debris is knocked off and I apply salt and maybe another layer of glaze. Each pot is fired three times, including the bisque fire, sometimes four or five times, to create the desired results. Ultimately, clay and glaze are as one.
All pieces are robust for daily use and can be used in ovens, microwave, freezers etc.
My pieces are typically tea bowls, dishes and jars.”
(from Vangsø's website)

In January 2015, Vangsø exhibited in Japan with the award winning Danish restaurant NOMA at the Mandarin Hotel, Tokyo and at the Galerie Hu, Nagoya. He has been exhibited internationally in Europe's leading galleries: Gallerie Besson, London 2004,09; Meister der Moderne, Munich 2013; Oxford Ceramics Gallery 2013,14; Galerie Puls, Brussels 2011; Atelje 42, Stockholm 2011; Collect, Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2006,07,08; Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh 2012; Sigtuna Museum, Sweden 2001; From the Kilns of Denmark, New York, 2002, Berlin 2004, Paris 2004; Oakwood Gallery, Nottingham, England 2004; Carlin Gallery, Paris 2005; Kaolin, Stockholm 2006; Gallery Pagter, Kolding 2013; Ann Linnemann Gallery, Copenhagen 2008,15; and Snyderman Galleries, Philadelphia USA SOFA 2007,09; Gallery Lacoste, Boston 2012,14 ...
He is represented in Danish and international collections: the Design Museum Denmark, Danish Arts Foundation, Trapholt Art Museum and the Denmark's Ceramics Museum etc..


Grateful thanks to Denmark's National Banks Foundation for the 2015 Grant.

2015-01-02

EXHIBITION CALENDAR 2015

See GALLERY SHOP - COLLECTABLES - CLICK
(The exhibition program may be subject to change)


12 FEBRUARY – 21 MARCH ..ESSENTIAL
Hans Vangsø DK - www.hansvangsoe.dk
Pots of all times - tradition, presence and new life ..
Hans Vangsø is internationally acknowledged for his ceramics. There is something eternally, infinitely beautiful about the monumentally powerful forms and textures with imprints of the firing flames, metals, salts..

26 MARCH - 30 APRIL ..ITS CLAY - New Danish talents
New talents from the Royal Danish Art Academy: Christian Magstrup, Ulla Bech-Bruun, Morten Modin, Sophus Ejler Jepsen, Sofie Hertz, Anne Mette Schultz..

7 MAY – 27 JUNE ..WRITING ON THE WALL
Anne Fløche DK - www.annefloche.dk
Anne Fløche has a sensitive eye for forms and signs in nature.

JULY – AUGUST ..AQUARIUM
Ole Vesterlund DK og Mariko Wada DK/Japan
Collaboration project with references to asiatic dekorative form.

20 AUGUST – 19 SEPTEMBER ..GENTRIFICATION
Vibeke Rytter DK - www.bkf.dk/vibeke-rytter
City architecture from 2D drawing to 3D models and transfer.

24 SEPTEMBER – 24 OCTOBER ..ART IN CLAY
Kirsten Justesen DK - www.kirstenjustesen.com
Fine art and performance artist Kirsten Justesen challange ceramics.

29 OCTOBER – 28 NOVEMBER ..OBJECT - INSTALLATION - VIDEO
HETERO - Per Ahlmann DK - www.perahlmann.dk
Per Ahlmann works with ceramic object and installation.
SEMIOTIC – MATERIALITY Colby Parsons USA www.colbyparsonsart.com
Video projection on ceramic pieces. Photos - with/without projection.

1 - 24 DECEMBER ..DESIGN IN CRAFTS
Ursula Munch-Petersen DK
Ceramic designer shows unique functional pieces.

PERMANENT EXHIBITION & ARTISTS:
See GALLERY COLLECTABLES
DENMARK: Anne Fløcke - Ann Linnemann - Asger Kristensen - Barbro Aaberg - Bente Hansen - Bente Skjøttgaard - Bodil Manz - Charlotte Thorup - Christina Schou Christensen - Esben Klemann - Extrudox A/S Steen Ipsen/Anne Tophøj - Gerd Hjort Petersen - Gunhild Åberg - Hans Munck Andersen - Hans Vangsø - Heidi Henze - Helle Hove - Iben Kielberg - Jakob Stig Isaksen - Karen Bennicke - Karen Harsbo – Kim Holm - Kirsten Christensen - Lea Mi Engholm - Lis Ehrenreich - Lisbeth Holst-Jensen - Lone Skov Madsen - Louise Birch - Malene Müllertz - Marianne Krumbach - Marianne Nielsen - Martin Bodilsen Kahldahl - Mette Marie Ørsted - Mikael Jackson - Morten Løbner Espersen - Ninna Gøtzsche - Ole Jensen - Sandra Davolio - Sten Lykke Madsen - Søren Thygesen - Theis Lorentzen - Turi Heisselberg Pedersen - Ursula Munch-Petersen... - USA: Akio Takamori - Kurt Weiser - Richard Shaw - Lesley Baker - UK: Jonathan Keep - Margaret O'Rorke - Neil Brownsword - NORWAY: Elisa Helland-Hansen – AUSTRALIA: Kirsten Coelho - Prue Venables - Stephen Bowers...

2015-01-01

Address - Contact - Opening Hours

CLOSED till February 12th 2015 (restoration of facilities)

Ann Linnemann studio gallery
Kronprinsessegade 51 - DK 1306 Copenhagen K
T (+45) 3393 3503
ceramic@annlinnemann.dk
FEBRUARY - DECEMBER 2015
Tuesday - Friday ... 11 - 18.00
Saturday ............ 11 - 15.00
Closed for Danish Holidays..
..and March 31, April 1-7, May 2, May 14-16, July, Aug 13-15, Dec 24-31.


DANSK website LINK - FACEBOOK PAGE

LOCATION - In the heart of Copenhagen..
Ann Linnemann studio gallery is located in the beautiful NYBODER DISTRICT in Copenhagen City - Walking distance... about 10 minutes from ØSTERPORT STATION - BREDGADE gallery street - KINGS GARDEN... 15 minutes from - QUEENS PALACE - ROSENBORG CASTLE.

Ann Linnemann Gallery
Danish and International collectables of contemporary ceramic art.
See LINKS CURRENT EXHIBITION - COLLECTABLES
Studio and showroom of Ann Linnemann.. hand-thrown tableware, ceramic vessels and sculptural forms based on conceptual ideas.
See pieces by Ann Linnemann - LINK


2014-11-24

COLLECTORS VISIT - December 2014

CLICK photo = LARGE format + slide show.. More images of wall objects..

COLLECTORS VISIT
Exhibition 2 – 23 December 2014

Before Christmas: Monday-Saturday 11-19, Sunday & 23 Dec. 11-18.00

Exhibition of ceramic art in use - ceramic collector's paradise :-)
It is about using things and having space for original pieces at home..
See new photos of collectables: - GALLERY SHOP - LINK

A NEW TABLE SETTING FOR EACH ADVENT SUNDAY
First exhibition: BREAKFAST TABLE with simple rustic works from the collection.
- Then scenic lunch, minimalist dinner and blue/white coffee table..

- together with the collection's new pieces by Anne Fløche, Hans Vangsø, Charlotte Thorup, Esben Kleemann, Jane Reumert, Ursula Munch-Petersen..

The exhibition also shows special pieces for the walls, focuses on ceramic collectables, stories of people, presence, art and the love of materials, craftsmanship, aesthetic, social, political and other messages of our time.
Here, there is no narrow mindedness, but room for a good lifestyle with it all - for pleasure, reflection and beauty.
Things for the table, walls, windowsills, cabinets, shelves..
ANN LINNEMANN's hand-thrown tableware is white or painted in a seasonal landscape theme. The nature tale helps to give every setting and piece a personality. Everything is handmade in the gallery studio. Some are brush-painted with ceramic colours and ash glaze, others minimalistic natural.
Landscape Blue is a small series of cups and plates with cobalt blue silk screen printing and gold/silver on the thin hand-thrown, transparent porcelain.
The motifs by Paul Scott are trees and borders from old prints.


Here is inspiration for Christmas gifts, renewal of the home's interior, new for the private collection ..

- A beautiful selection of original ceramic pieces that can be purchased for a range of prices by the passionate collector and others who simply love beautiful unusual things.

Danish lifestyle TV-programs focus on collectors, collections, beautiful homes, interior design, art purchases.. How can we live in a home full of a passionate ceramic collection?

Here there are original pieces and beautiful things for the home and ceramic collection.
A desire for life and more ways of telling the stories we need to look at and remember every day..

The gallery is full of special ceramic pieces by Danish and international ceramists, some known worldwide and other recently graduated talents.
Ceramics is traditionally evaluated based on its functional value, but is now also valued as an art object.

Design, arts&crafts, crafts, crafted art or artistic works..?
It is worthwhile to go exploring to find the most perfect surprise or a fine traditional piece.

NEW PIECES IN THE COLLECTION - examples:
See photos of more collectables: - GALLERY SHOP - LINK
Anne Fløcke DK


Charlotte Thorup DK


Esben Klemann DK


Hans Vangsø DK


Jane Reumert DK


Jonathan Keep UK


Louise Sidelmann DK

The Gallery is grateful for the financial support in 2014 from the Dalhoff Larsens Fund, Danish National Arts Foundation's Project Fund and Danish Crafts.