Nils Stærk is proud to present our third solo exhibition with Tove Storch.
Taking her own body as point of departure, reminiscence and the sculptural process become central in the work by Tove Storch. Her sculptures manifest themselves in a physical experience that extends both the spatial and pictorial concept.
In the exhibition space are five sculptures in which materials are variously stretched, encased or floating. Bolted metal structures carry either a heavy or fragile floating content. Through these contradictory materials, the sculptures appear as powerful entities that enclose an inner creation process.
The connections between the works is evident in for instance the recurrent dyeing of silk and plaster. The composition of material and colour tend to remind us of body fluids that harden or coagulate. Like organic tissue, the sculptures appear like anatomical structures that swell in the encounter between gravity and bodily memory.
Tove Storch is represented in a number of public collections, nationally as well as internationally. Her work is in collections such as The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C. (USA), EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art & Saastamoinen Foundation in Helsinki (FI), S.M.A.K in Ghent (BE), MAC, Sao Paulo (BR), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (DK), Malmö Art Museum (SE), HEART - Herning Museum of Contemporary Art (DK) Esbjerg Art Museum (DK) and Horsens Art Museum (DK).
Storch has had a number of solo exhibitions, among them are; Mount Saint Vincent University Gallery in Halifax (CA), S.M.A.K (BE) and Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art (DK). Storch has also participated in a large number of group exhibitions nationally and abroad; Auckland Triennial in New Zealand, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Randers Art Museum, KØS museum of art in public spaces among others.
In April 2020, Tove Storch's first major public work will open in front of Jyllands Posten's new headquarters at the Port of Aarhus. The work is commissioned by JP / Politiken Hus.
Press release courtesy Nils Stærk.