Rose Eken “Remain in Light”

The Hole

poster for Rose Eken “Remain in Light”
[Image: Rose Eken "Jack Daniels" (2014) Glazed paper clay, 10 x 4 x 4 in.]

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The Hole presents the first New York solo exhibition by Danish artist Rose Eken. For the exhibition Eken will exhibit a forensic assortment of hand-painted ceramics arranged by size across the floor in Gallery 3.

The sculptures will include all the inanimate objects one might find in a punk venue, perhaps even our former across-the-street neighbor here on the Bowery, CBGBs. From speakers and mics all the way down to tiny bottle caps and guitar picks, these handmade and hand-painted objects will create a personalized memorial to NYC’s dwindling lawless zones and the mayhem they contained. Their anthropological arrangement on the floor suggests a methodical and scientific approach to categorizing and analyzing a lost culture, as though a fossil dig of the venue unearthed these strange relics.

Rose Eken was born in Denmark and studied in Edinburgh and at the Royal College of Art in London. She is inspired by music culture and the visual world that comes with it as well. At the age of 16, she got a job in a theater as a stage and lighting technician for underground and punk bands in Copenhagen. The objects and garbage left after events inside these venues intrigued her, and eventually found their way into her work. Eken is represented by V1 Gallery in Copenhagen and has exhibited recently in Berlin, Denmark, San Francisco and the ISCP here in New York when she was part of their studio program in 2012.



from October 03, 2014 to November 02, 2014

Opening Reception on 2014-10-03 from 18:00 to 21:00


Rose Eken

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