Sep. 10th- Oct. 16th
Opening September 9th at 6 pm
The American artist Andrea Carlson often uses the cannibal as a metaphor for cultural consumption, and discusses topics such as assimilation and cultural appropriation in her work. Through a combination of large landscapes and industrial constructions, cartoon aesthetics and references to indigenous cultures, her works are touching intersecting themes in a unique and unobtrusive manner. Andrea Carlson often create works by assembling smaller drawings and paintings to a larger image, and repetition as well as references to the film is striking. The artist questions the accepted truths about storytelling and production, where propaganda and fantasy has proved often to be a backdrop.
The artist will display larger works on paper and video works.
One of the themes of the exhibition is widely discussed in the US, but less known in Norway.As a supplement we also publish a catalog with texts by two American authors (Heid Erdrich, Clarence White) who writes related to the artworks.
The exhibition is part of the cultural exchange between the Mid-West and Telemark, Migrating Socieites, and is supported by the Norwegian Arts Council and Telemark County Council.