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HOT POP TIME MACHINE & TELESCOPE

By Katherine Bernhardt (US) & Carl Krull (DK)

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V1 GALLERY PROUDLY PRESENTS: Hot Pop Time Machine by Katherine Bernhardt (US) & Telescope by Carl Krull (DK)

V1 GALLERY PROUDLY PRESENTS

HOP POP TIME MACHINE
A SOLO EXHIBTION BY KATHERINE BERNHARDT

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TELESCOPE
A SOLO EXHIBITION BY CARL KRULL

RECEPTION: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 26TH. TIME: 17.00 - 22.00
EXHIBITION PERIOD: NOVEMBER 26TH. DECEMBER 23RD. 2010

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KATHERINE BERNHARDT

V1 GALLERY PROUDLY PRESENTS

HOT POP TIME MACHINE
A SOLO EXHIBTION BY KATHERINE BERNHARDT

RECEPTION: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 26. TIME: 17.00 - 22.00
EXHIBITION PERIOD: NOVEMBER 27. DECEMBER 23. 2010

It is our great pleasure to invite you on a trip back to the future in Katherine Bernhardt's Hot Pop Time Machine. Bernhardt paints her obsessions in a fast and furious expressionistic style. A style that pays tribute to various expressionistic styles, from abstract over neo to German expressionism, but also a style that carries a distinct energy informed by pop, punk and the pace of contemporary New York City.

In Hot Pop Time Machine Bernhardt travels back to explore the pop iconography of the Swatch watch as a timepiece in more than one regard. As she explains:

Remembering wearing 4 or 5 watches on my arm at once in junior high school. Going to Dillards on the weekend with my friends to look at the swatch counter. Ooohhh and ahhhah-ing at the counter. Memorizing the names of the watches. Califati, Pinstripe, Hang Twelve, la Luna di Capri, Pink Betty, Compu-tech, Pink Flamingo, Squiggles, Osiris, Horus and Break-dance. The concept of time. Living. Tick tock, not enough time in the day, rushing, calming down, speeding up, organizing, taking time out of the day, not wasting time, aging, inner time, internal time, personal time, private time. The death of Michael Jackson. Swatch watch is a pop phenomenon. And I Heart swatch.

Another recurring theme in Bernhardt's work is super models and celebrity pop culture. Beyoncé, Rhianna, Kate Moss and Giselle stare at us from large canvases. Removed from their original setting on the front of glossy magazines and without the Photo-shopped perfect skin and bodies, the women appear almost human again. Bernhardt's compelling portraits are fragile and powerful at once, the emperor has no clothes on and only the essence remains. At the same time the portraits also seem to offer a journey into the state of mind and mood of their creator.

A final element in Hot Pop Time Machine is the Moroccan rug paintings. As the Dude from Coen Brothers seminal movie The Big Lebowski would say: "yeah man, that rug really tied the room together". The same goes for Bernhardt's Moroccan rug paintings, they tie together Bernhardt's exhibition and practice. Traditionally Moroccan rugs were woven to portray an event that happened, to tell of dangers, ward of evil or to mimic a landscape. They are full of symbols and symbolism. Katherine Bernhardt's work is woven from a modern fabric and tells tales of contemporary culture.

After receiving her Master of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2000, Katherine Bernhardt, born 1975, has exhibited extensively around the word, including shows at the following venues; Canada Gallery in New York, New York Minute at Macro (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Rome, Suzanne Tarasieve in Paris, Patricia Low in Geneva, Saatchi Collection in London and Team Gallery in New York. Her work has received praise in The Village Voice, New York Times and Interview Magazine. Hot Pop Time Machine is Bernhardt's first solo show with V1 Gallery.

We look forward to seeing you

V1 Gallery

Please do not hesitate to contact the gallery for further information:
+45 3331 0321 / mail@v1gallery.com / www.v1gallery.com / V1 Gallery / Flæsketorvet 69 / 1711 Copenhagen V / Denmark. Opening hours: Wednesday-Friday: 12-18. Saturday: 12-16. Or by appointment.

THANK YOU: Canada Gallery, Tuborg for beer and Pernod for drinks.

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CARL KRULL

V1 GALLERY PROUDLY PRESENTS

TELESCOPE
A SOLO EXHIBTION BY CARL KRULL

RECEPTION: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 26. TIME: 17.00 - 22.00
EXHIBITION PERIOD: NOVEMBER 27. DECEMBER 23. 2010

It is a great pleasure to present Carl Krull's (DK) first solo exhibition Telescope at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen. Due to his classical education, partly derived from Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow and the San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts in Mexico City, Krull has a quite distinctive style on the contemporary Danish art scene, which is clearly revealed by his efficient fine line.

Telescope is based on a number of works revolving around the classical media of the drawing: pencil on paper, watercolors, animations and process recordings. The figurative scenes displayed in the works are many and absurd, funny and classical from anatomy drawings in the style of Leonardo da Vincis to samurai-like characters decorated with rings in the nipples, swords, and chains resembling human guts in compact compositions. The human body is often the center of Krull's depictions, complemented by architectural structures both contemporary and more retrospective structures, and often they are surrounded by an atmosphere of utopia. Heads are cut off, some opened with the brain visible, others blindfolded, laughing, peeled with no eyeballs, and some completely exposed as bare skulls.

The past decade Carl Krull has explored the digital media, with the practice of animation, time-drawing and direct documentation of work processes as the center of attention. Thus, the prime focal point of his oeuvre has been the process itself, and thus no longer solely the finished work on paper or a panel. The exposure of his work processes should not be perceived as a presentation of a workflow, but moreover as an element, an additional layer in the finished work. Thus, the artist's oeuvre can seem transparent, but the drawings are in flux and in a constant change. This is what Krull invites the viewer to learn through his unfolding of the process that the finished work is always unfinished and in a perpetual motion.

Carl Krull (b. 1975) has enjoyed international recognition, amongst other places in Japan where he both won a prize at Hokkaido Comics competition and was selected for the Art Studio Itsukaichi Residence Program in Tokyo. He has also been awarded the Diesel New Art Prize in 2005 for best moving art. He has exhibited world wide, this year amongst other places at Museo del Caribe, Colombia, Allmänna Gallery in Stockholm and Gallery DYO in Cyprus. In 2011 ARoS will show him in a comprehensive three-persons exhibition in Aarhus.

We look forward to seeing you

V1 GALLERY

Please do not hesitate to contact the gallery for further information:
+45 3331 0321 / mail@v1gallery.com / www.v1gallery.com / V1 Gallery / Flæsketorvet 69 / 1711 Copenhagen V / Denmark. Opening hours: Wednesday-Friday: 12-18. Saturday: 12-16. Or by appointment.

THANK YOU: Tuborg for beer, Pernod for drinks, and Christopher Bernth-Struzik Westergaard for inspiration.