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Matter at Hand: Ten Artists in Denmark

October 28 - December 9, 2021

Press Release

Hostler Burrows is pleased to announce Matter at Hand, an exhibition of new work by ten contemporary Danish artists, to be held at the gallery’s New York location. Matter at Hand is mounted with the support of the Danish Arts Foundation, which was instrumental in facilitating virtual studio visits with the participating artists over the course of the past year’s lockdown.  The exhibition will include work by Stine Bidstrup, Anne Brandhøj, Yuki Ferdinandsen, Bjørn Friborg, Hanne G, Jakob Jørgensen, Martin Bodilsen Kaldahl, Astrid Krogh, Pernille Pontoppidan Pedersen, and Maria Sparre-Petersen. The show will run from October 28th - December 9th, with an opening reception on Thursday, October 28th from 6-8 pm, and will travel to Hostler Burrows Los Angeles in the spring of 2022.

The artists of Matter at Hand have centered investigation into material at the core of their process, and share a humanistic approach that engenders an intensity for their craft against all odds. From Yuki Ferdinandsen’s subtly textured metal vessels to Stine Bidstrup’s otherworldly glass forms, the featured works evoke and affirm the fundamental forces of nature.

The exhibition is accompanied by a 140 page catalog which features studio and process photographs alongside biographies of the ten artists. In his essay for the catalog, “To Will One Thing,” Glenn Adamson writes, “...yet these objects do exemplify a philosophy: a way of being in the world. Whether clay or wood, metal or glass, each represents the direct engagement between a living, thinking person and the obdurate, external, and uncaring domain of materiality. The very fact of the objects’ excellence attests to the absolute commitment that was brought to these encounters.”


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