Vestkyst @ Interface

Margrethe Aanestad, Elin Melberg, Anders Sletvold Moe, Marit Roland

Curated by Prosjektrom Normanns

February 15 - March 24, 2018
486 49th Street
Oakland, CA

Interface is pleased to host Vestkyst, a group exhibition curated by the Norwegian, artist run space, Prosjektrom Normanns. Prosjektrom Normanns hosts site-specific and experimental exhibitions by national and international artists and curators. It is based in Stavanger, Norway and is directed by the Norwegian artists Margrethe Aanestad and Elin Melberg.

For the exhibition at Interface, the artists behind Prosjektrom Normanns have been invited to create a group show including their own work, in addition to other artists. The invited artists are Anders Sletvold Moe and Marit Roland, both Norwegian established contemporary artists who Prosjektrom Normanns has been collaborating with over several years.

Conceptually, the works revolve around abstract expressions of universal existential themes, such as contrasts and dualities between fragility and strength, the eternal and ephemeral, and the liminal space between those states. In various ways, the artists explore these themes through materials and tactile expressions, from delicate, fragile paper works, solid sculptures to painting and textile.

The title, Vestkyst, literally means West Coast in Norwegian and references the artists’ journey from Stavanger, which is on the West Coast of Norway to the West Coast of the United States.