Press release, January 2019
Carl Emil Jacobsen “Weathered”
Curated by Henriette Noermark
Carl Emil Jacobsen works in organic forms and naturally coloured materials when he paints his concrete sculptures with self-made pigments from crushed rocks found in the heath of Jutland and bricks from demolished buildings. The elements are crushed and the dust is processed and transformed into surfacing material for sculptural objects. Destruction becomes production, and the debris acts as a base for a number of objects that are withstanding and weathered in the borderland between nature and culture.
For this exhibition Carl Emil Jacobsen shows new works in the Powder Variations series and introduces a body of new metal works with seemingly random and amorphous shapes. With no preliminary studies, the fragmented pieces of iron are welded together and hammered into shape, standing as a contrast to the matte concrete sculptures with their rusty-greasy iron surfaces.
Opening: Friday, January 25, 5pm-7pm.
Exhibition period: January 25 - February 22, 2019.