Last week Dallas Contemporary opened Dan Colen: Oil Paintings an exhibition surveying the past fifteen years of Colen´s paintings. The exhibition provides a great opportunity to explore the major developments in the artist’s practice, beginning with his earliest works and continuing through his most recent paintings. To this in depth inquiry of his paintings, Astrup Fearnley Collection has contributed the large scale work `Me, Jesus and the Children´ representing an early period of his work.
At the beautiful Villa Paloma, a part of the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Duane Hansons Housewife resides from February – September 2016 as a focal part of the exhibition Duane Hanson. The exhibition is initiated by the Serpentine Galleries, London, and presents key works from the artist’s oeuvre showing a selection of Hansons hyper-realistic sculptures. Hansons characteristic work results directly from his artistic approach using polyester resin, casting figures from live models in his studio, paying attention to every detail, from body hair to veins and bruises.
At ARoS, Aarhus Art Museum in Denmark, the exhibition Between War and Peace by Leonard Rickhard one of Norway’s leading painters for the last 30 years, is on view. Rickhard is distinct part of a painterly tradition addressing history’s great questions and in 2001 Astrup Fearnley Museet presented Soft Whispers in the Birch Wood, the first large scale exhibition of his work. Rickhards imagery and painterly style is well represented in the Astrup Fearnley Collection. Between War and Peace is the first large-scale show outside Norway and features 65 paintings and 200 drawings, of which Astrup Feranley Museet has contributed with the loan of 4 paintings dating from 1988 – 2014.
The presence of the Astrup Fearnley Collecton in Norway is visible with Cindy Sherman’s Untitled #402 on loan at the Kaviar Factory in Henningsvær, Northern Norway. Representatives of the new generation of Norwegian abstract artists in our traveling exhibition NN-A NN-A NN-A - New Norwegian Abstraction is now at Stavanger Kunstmuseum, and Hanne Borchgrevinks Husdikt is on loan at Lillehammer Kunstmuseum