Please be welcome to the exhibition Breeders at GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO & STUDIOS in Glasgow. The exhibition will run from Tuesday 1st of June until Saturday 26th of June. No booking is needed to visit, the gallery is open from 10.30am - 5.30pm.
Breeders presents a new series of monotype prints examining biomorphic and microbial forms of simple organisms, with a particular focus on their growth and proliferation. In addition to studying the extra-ordinary shapes and structures, Lillee is intrigued by the cultural dynamics found within them.
Microscopic organisms dominate life on earth, but largely go unseen. There is no waste in nature, and they release and recycle nutrients that no other life could exist without. Most commonly they rely on decaying and decomposing matter for their own survival, whilst others survive through infesting living bodies, making them both allies and enemies to other forms of life.
Lillee's artistic enquiry takes inspiration from these paradoxical themes in order to explore the complexities of the living and the organic, as she looks at themes of putrefaction and procreation, and the repetitive force that turns damage and decay into rebirth and regrowth. These monotypes are an abstracted interpretation of various microscopic life such as prokaryotes, eukaryotes and fungi.
Wishing to create prints with the least possible environmental impact, Lillee has employed the technique of monoprinting, in which you can simply ink up a flat surface with water-based inks, then manipulate the wet ink utilising various tools, without the need to use acid or other toxic substances. Due to limited access to printing presses because of the pandemic, all these prints has been handprinted in the artists' studio.
Alongside the new series of monotypes, comes the launch of Lillee's first artist publication titled Foreign Fauna, a photographic series Lillee has worked on since 2016. The photographs explore similar themes of growth and propagation, as well as decomposition and rot. With these photographs, she wishes to draw attention to the natural world, and how foreign it still remains to us. We have much more to discover and learn from other life on the planet, in particular microscopic life, however it is clear that we have lost direction and focus. We are now in danger of losing important flora and fauna before we even know it exists.
Hanne Lillee is a Norwegian artist living and working in Glasgow. She holds a MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths University of London, and her latest solo exhibitions include Flourish Fester at Mount Florida Gallery & Studios in 2019, Glasgow and Foreign Fauna at Fotogalleriet, Oslo in 2017. The exhibition is generously supported by The Hope Scott Trust. READ MORE
I am pleased to announce the launch of my self-published publication titled FOREIGN FAUNA. This publication is a catalogue of 29 photograph's from the series of the same name, which I have been working on since 2016. Included is also a text titled Erratics, written by Phil Crockett Thomas.
The photographs explore growth and propagation, as well as decomposition and rot, and the repetitive force that transforms decay and deterioration into rebirth and regrowth. With these photographs, I have tried to draw attention to the natural world, and how foreign it still can be to us humans. We have much more to discover and learn from other life on the planet, but it is clear that we have lost direction and focus. We are now in danger of losing important flora and fauna before we even know it exists.
There will be a launch event in Glasgow in 2021, more details about this to come. If you would like to purchase a copy of the publication, please use the contact details listed under contact to get in touch.
This publication was realised with generous funds from the Ingrid Lindbäck Langaard Foundation.
Limited edition of 100 copies
Published by Hanne Lillee, Glasgow, 2020
Measurements h23 x w18 cm
Price £15 + pack and send
Please be welcome to Flourish Fester, a solo exhibition by Hanne Lillee featuring photographic collages and new sculptural pieces, taking place at MOUNT FLORIDA GALLERY & STUDIOS in Glasgow. Opening night is Thursday 9th of May, 6 - 8pm, then the exhbition will be open Friday 10th - Sunday 12th of May and Friday 17th - Sunday 19th of May, 12 - 4pm.
Flourish Fester is a solo exhibition presenting photographs and photographic collages, as well as new sculptures by Hanne Lillee. Her work involves the processes of sculpture making and photography, whereby the boundaries between the two become blurred. Looking at reductive perceptions of femininity and nature, she explore themes of desire, anxiety, fetishisation, putrefaction and procreation.The photographs on view display alienating forms in unspecified environments. These biomorphic shapes suggests something living and organic, however fragmented, deformed and distorted, manifested through allusions to biological fluids, parts or textures. This narrative strangeness evokes a recollection entangled with both attraction and repulsion simultaneously, as it imitates something mutual as well as intimate.
Please be welcome to Hypermarket, Art Car Boot Sale at SWG3 Warehouse in Glasgow, Saturday July 7th and Sunday July 6th. I will be selling a variety of work including new prints. READ MORE
I am exhibiting new work in the exhibition Chez Etym.: site (n.) in Glasgow; hosted and curated by CHEZ ETYM, and part of the 2018 Architecture Fringe Open Programme. Exhibitors include: Steinlia, Paesaggi Migranti, Hanne Lillee, Holly Gavin, Calum Wallis, Thom Walker, Giulia Gentili, Nicholas Brocchi, and Alastair Jackson. READ MOREExhibition (Public Access): 16th - 18th of June
Please be welcome to Nordic Anthology #14 at FOTOGALLERIET in Oslo, presenting the solo exhibition Foreign Fauna by Hanne Lillee. Private view Thursday November 16th at 5pm. Exhibition continues until November 26th.
Hanne Lillee's work intertwines the processes of sculpture making and photography, whereby the boundaries between subject and representation are blurred. Lillee's exhibition 'Foreign Fauna' at Fotogalleriet's Nordic Anthology project space presents new works including photographic collages, relief and sculpture. Those, suggestive of bodily forms, appear fragmented and distorted within the photographic environments created. Biomorphic shapes are presented to the audience as organisms originating from − and found within − the idea of a foreign ecosystem: 'Foreign Fauna' imagines the familiar from a non-acquainted perspective. READ MORE
Currently artist in residence at Cité internationale des arts in Paris, May 3rd to July 27th. Supported by the Ingrid Lindbäck Langaard Foundation.
Please be welcome to the private view of the group exhibition celebrating PAPER JOURNAL's presence online over the past three years. Taking place at WEBBER GALLERY SPACE Thursday September 8th at 6pm. The exhibition continues until September 23rd.
The group show is curated by Paper Journal's editor Patricia Karallis as well as each chosen artist, the idea being to showcase the very best visual artists presented in Paper Journal and working within photography today. READ MORE.
Six questions about work and inspiration by Tique | Art Paper. READ MORE.
Group exhibition Flexible Frameworks at Arti et Amicitae in Amsterdam. Participating artists include Esther Brakenhoff, Hanne Lillee, Anne-Marie van Meel, Nicoline Timmer and Robbert Weide. Flexible Framworks is curated by Anne-Marie van Meel.
Please be welcome to the private view taking place Thursday August 27th at 7 pm. The exhibition will be open Tuesday - Sunday 12 - 6 pm until October 4th. READ MORE.
Selected works featured by online platform Self Publish Be Happy.
Please be welcome to the private view of the group exhibition Out of Shape at BART INVITES in Amsterdam, March 13th 5pm.
Interview by Domenico de Chirico for Paper Jounal online magazine. READ MORE.
Documentation of the group exhibition Out of Shape at Tique Art Space in Antwerp, Belgium. Curated by Polly's Picture Show. Participating artists Lotte Reimann, Ruth van Beek, Fleur van Dodewaard, Hanne Lillee, Suzanne Posthumus, Anna de Jong, Isabelle Wenzel and Anne Huijnen.
All works are reproduced by POLLY'S PICTURE SHOW during a residency in the Frans Masreel Centrum in Belgium.
On the 29th of January Out of Shape will be released during the opening of the exhibition by the same name at TIQUE ART SPACE in Antwerp (see details below). From the 29th onwards it is also possible to order your copy per email. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a message that states your interest and details.
Left to right, top to bottom:
59 x 41,5 cm, Silkscreen (C/M/Y) on 90 grams paper
Fleur van Dodewaard
18 x 21, Litho (K) on 300 grams paper
Ruth van Beek
House plant with Vanilla ice cream
21 x 29 cm, Silkscreen (K/Vanilla ice cream) on 120 grams paper
The texture felt familiar ll
29 x 27 x 15 cm, Silkscreen (K) Laser cut out of cardboard and 19 x 18 x 9 cm Silkscreen (Brown) Laser cut out of cardboard
29,7 x 42 cm, Silkscreen C/M/Y/K on plastic bag
Anna de Jong
21 x 29,7 cm, Silkscreen (Green/Red) on 45 grams paper
60 x 87 cm, Silkscreen (K) on Newspaper
21 x 29,7 cm, Silkscreen (K) on wood
21 x 29,7 cm, Inkjet
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Note: The images shown may slightly differ from the product supplied
Price: € 265,- incl. BTW
OUT OF SHAPE
During the opening of TIQUE ART SPACE on the 29th of January Polly's Picture Show presents the exhibition and publication Out of Shape.
The exhibition Out of Shape brings together the work of 8 artists who all draw attention to the importance of shape and form. The subject manifests itself in many different ways: There are solid triangles and squares, morphing outlines and silhouettes, peculiar figures and forms. Forms of expectations, or the form that is expected from us. Unruly bended, turned, covered and exposed. In shape or out of shape.
During the exhibition Out of Shape the publication by the same name will be launched.
This publication was realiced in the Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee (Belgium). During a 5 week residency Polly's Picture Show worked towards developing a publication that would combine work by 9 artists in a way that values the particularity and individuality of each work. The publication had to be more than a catalogue for a show, it had to be an art piece in itself, and that's how it found it's final form of a show in the shape of a box. Each artist contributed to the project by submitting one image of a work. Polly's Picture Show then looked for the fitting print technique, colour, size and paper to reproduce this work in an edition of 50. Like Duchamp's Boîte-en-valise all works have their own existence in a box/publication which together forms the concept of a show where the works enter into a dialogue.
All the works in the publication are printed and reinterpreted by Polly's Picture Show in Frans Masereel Centrum.
Image on flyer by Ruth van Beek.
Documentation of the group exhibition Surface (New Life) at Fluxia, Milan, Italy. Curated by Sara Dolfi Agostini. Photos by Andrea Rossetti.
Small article in EXIBART about the project Art is Residence at Casacicca by Traslochi Emotivi, and the one-night event by Hanne Lillee and Alan Stanners, November 20th 2014.
Art is Residence / Renting Casa Cicca presents
ONE NIGHT OPENING
"C R U S T "
with Hanne Lillee and Alan Stanners
via Ascanio Sforza 105 . Milano
C R U S T is a one-night event taking place at Casacicca November 20th, presenting new paintings by Alan Stanners and new collages by Hanne Lillee. After a short stay at Casacicca in connection with Lillees participation in a group exhibition at Fluxia Gallery in Milan, they exhibit their work together for the first time in the environment of Casacicca, as part of the on going project Art is Residence by TRASLOCHI EMOTIVI. They currently live and work in London.
Please be welcome to the private view of Surface (New Life) at FLUXIA in Milan, November 19th, 6.30 pm.
Participating artists: Chris Cornish, Sara Cwynar, Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff and Hanne Lillee. Curated by Sara Dolfi Agostini.
Documentation of exhibition Spoiled Milk at Grünerløkka Kunsthall in Oslo, June 6th - June 8th 2014.
Please be welcome to the exhibition Spoiled Milk at Grünerløkka Kunsthall in Oslo, showing all new works. Private view Friday June 6th, 6 - 10 pm. Open Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th, 12 - 4 pm
Featured work by SCULPTURE CENTER at their tumblr SculptureNotebook
Solo exhibition at 53 BECK ROAD in London. Private view Oct 10th.
Two art works on view at HØSTUTSTILLINGEN in Oslo, Norway. Private view September 14th.
The Studio Series curated by Louise Chignac at FOODFACE in Peckham, London. Privat view April 25th, 6pm.