ANN IREN BUAN (NO)
SEP. 29. - OCT. 30., 2017
Preview SEP. 29. 2017 / 7-9pm
forever traveling towards a known position,
where it is and will always be
Within this motion
energy shifts and exhanges are made
Cold warm cold
Becoming perishing becoming
As patterns emerge from beyond understanding,
knowledge of their unravelling appears with it
Traces of the wheel turning,
leftovers from last years party
appearing in the rear view mirror
A lone tower,
built as part of a whole and holy no more
to people long dead and the changes that came and went with them
- Erlend Grytbakk Wold
Prosjektrom Normanns is proud to present Ann Iren Buans first solo exhibition in Stavanger. Working with abstract sculpture, Ann Iren Buan explores the materiality of drawing and its possibilities within a three dimensional expression. In contrast to the meditative and restricted formats of classical drawing, she works in a very physical manner and in monumental formats using materials such as paper, soft pastels, leather and plaster. Her works are often created as a reaction to the exhibition site, and the relation between work, body and site is an essential part of her artistic practice. Buan explores the idea of the ruin, and besides the obvious physical destruction in the sculptures, they also portray a fragile and vulnerable state of mind. Though monumental, Buans work often appear to be on the brink of collapse, and working near the edge of losing control is a motivating force for the artist.
Ann Iren Buan (b. Stjørdal, Norway, 1984) lives and works in Oslo. She graduated with Masters from The Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo (2011). Recent solo shows include Trafo Kunsthall, Asker (2015); Noplace, Oslo (2015); Gallery F15, Moss (2015); Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo (2015). Selected group shows: Apalazzo gallery, Brescia (2016); The Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo (2015); Stavanger Art Museum, Stavanger (2015). Selected for the Monuments section of the inaugural edition of Art Untitled, San Francisco (2017). Selected upcoming; Vigeland Museum, Oslo (2018) Apalazzo Gallery, Brescia (2019).
The exhibition is supported by Norwegian Arts Council.
Photo: Jan Inge Haga