Josephine Halvorson and Hanneline Røgeberg “A Quiet Scale”

SVA Flatiron Gallery

poster for Josephine Halvorson and Hanneline Røgeberg “A Quiet Scale”
[Image: Painting of clock, credit Josephine Halvorson]

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SVA BFA Visual & Critical Studies presents “A Quiet Scale,” a two-person exhibition featuring the work of Josephine Halvorson and Hanneline Røgeberg and curated by Catherine Haggarty.

Curator’s statement:
Josephine Halvorson’s reference to measuring in her paintings shows scale in a literal and honest way. This nod to quantifying the size of an object reminds us as viewers of our flawed but sincere attempts to know and exact an object. The reference of a ruler acts as a frame and also alerts my senses to the kind of careful work that measuring requires. I am never loud when I measure. Measuring requires focus and quiet. This brings me to the paintings of Hanneline Røgberg, where the artist uses the image of the ear as the focal point. This frontal portrait reminds me of my body in relation to the painting and alerts me to other senses–as if the paintings were speaking to me. The repetition of the subject of an ear in her work shown makes me think that if I just listen well enough, I will learn something.

Josephine Halvorson (she/her) makes art that foregrounds firsthand experience and takes the form of painting, sculpture and printmaking. Born in Brewster, Massachusetts, she studied at The Cooper Union (BFA 2003), Yale Norfolk (2002) and Columbia University (MFA 2007). In 2021, she was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Halvorson is the recipient of major international residencies and fellowships: The U.S. Fulbright to Vienna, Austria (2003 – 2004), the Harriet Hale Woolley at the Fondation des États-Unis in Paris, France (2007 – 2008), and was the first American pensionnaire at the French Academy in Rome at the Villa Medici (2014 – 2015). Her work has been exhibited internationally and is represented by Sikkema Jenkins & Co., NY, and Peter Freeman, Paris. Selected exhibitions include SECCA (2015), Storm King Art Center (2016), the ICA Boston Foster Prize Exhibition (2019 – 2020), and Ríos Intermitentes, a group exhibition curated by Magdalena Campos-Pons as part of the Havana Biennale (2019). In 2021, she will have a solo exhibition at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, NM, where she was an artist-in-residence. Halvorson’s work and practice have been written about extensively and she is a subject of Art21’s documentary series New York Close Up. She is a professor of art and chair of Graduate Studies in Painting at Boston University and lives in western Massachusetts.

Hanneline Røgeberg is a painter who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from Yale. Her work has been featured nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions at institutions such as the Whitney Museum, the MIT List Center, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Aldrich Museum, Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati, Vancouver Art Gallery, and Henie-Onstad Kunst Center and Kistefoss Museum in Norway. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Ingram-Merrill grant, an American Academy of Arts and Letter Purchase Award, an Anonymous Was A Woman grant and a Westaf/NEA grant, among others. Currently a full professor at Mason Gross School of the Art, Rutgers University, she previously taught at University of Washington, Cooper Union and Yale School of Art, and was a visiting artist at Skowhegan in 2009. Her most recent solo exhibition was in Oslo in 2021 with Galleri Riis.



from September 13, 2021 to October 15, 2021

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