Organized by Jonn Herschend
Featuring the work of the Danish Collective, Koh-i-noor: Marie Kolding Lund, Gudrun Hasle, Jacob Borges, Jesper Carlsen, Jens Axel Beck, Morten Kær, and Heidi Hove PedersenExhibition runs:
Friday, February 8 – Saturday March 1, 2008
Opening Reception: Friday, February 8, 6-9 PM (performances by Joe McKay, Matthew Hughes Boyko, and the aggressive mimes of Team Lexington)
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays – Saturdays, 1-6 PM
Deadpan Shorts: Wednesday, February 27, 7-9 PM. $3 - 10 sliding scale admission. Beer and snacks available. Featuring the short video works of: Jens Axel Beck (DK), Matthew Hughes Boyko (US), Melissa Day (US/CA), Morten Dysgaard (DK), Morten Espersen (DK), Rosa Marie Frang (DK), Kara Hearn (US), Stine Marie Jacobsen (DK) & Ina Viola Blasius (DE), Dagmar Køyer (DK), Kristin Lucas (US), Mads Lynnerup (DK/US) & Cally Martin (US), Tine Oksbjerg (DK), Susan O’Malley (US), Daniel Rees (UK), Will Rogan (US), Tina Scherzberg (DK), Tim Sullivan (US), Anne Walsh (US), Lindsey White (US), Søren Assenholt (DK), and Marie Kolding Lund (DK).
Ranging from the dead serious to the completely absurd, the Deadpan aesthetic requires a straight-faced delivery of information. There is a beauty to the humanity in this approach, because the information involved has elements of both comedy and tragedy, and the viewer is posed with the decision of which way to go. The work presented by the seven Copenhagen-based artists of the Koh-i-noor collective is the third part in a series of international deadpan exhibitions, which began last summer in Denmark and Berlin. In each show, the artists were actively involved in a deadpan communication exchange. The work in Deadpan Exchange III by the seven Danish artists is a reaction to the work of the Bay Area artists who exhibited in Copenhagen this past summer (Jimmy Chen, Alex Clausen, Kara Hearn, Jonn Herschend, Susan O'Malley, Will Rogan, and Ryan Thayer). Koh-i-noor is a non-profit, artist run space for experimental art, based in downtown Copenhagen.
Deadpan Exchange III has been made possible by The Danish Arts Council and the Babro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation. For more information, please visit www.DeadpanExchange.com.