CAMILLA LØW — STRAIGHT LETTERS
2 February–30 March 2008
An Exhibition of Works at
Dundee Contemporary Arts
Private View: Friday, 1 February, 7–9 pm
Straight Letters marks the first solo exhibition by the Norwegian artist Camilla Løw, and is curated by the DCA's Deputy Director Judith Winter. A full colour publication is also preparated in conjunction with the exhibition. Designed by Robert Johnson with new texts on the artist by Michael Archer and Sarah Lowndes, the catalogue will document the installation alongside important works from the last five years and will be available later in the run of the exhibition.
The exhibition has been made possible with support of the Office for Contemporary Art Norway.
About the Artist
Born in Oslo in 1976, Camilla Løw studied at Glasgow School of Art and, having lived in San Francisco, resides in Norway. Løw's sculptures transcend traditional modes of display — works are clustered, stacked, suspended or leant against the wall. They combine a seemingly casual presentation with refined, tightly crafted and considered use of colour, surface and form. Camilla's playful yet rigorous response to the legacies of Constructivism and Minimalism make for enigmatic geometric riddles that transform the DCA space. Newly commissioned works using cast concrete are presented alongside works in wood and perspex. Always working within a modest human scale, this exhibition represents the first opportunity for the artist and the audience to experience her work in such a large environment. The exhibition also represents the first institutional solo exhibition of work by the artist to be held internationally.
Recent solo exhibitions include Broken Windows, Elastic, Malmö (2007), Sutton Lane, Paris (2006) and Jack Hanley, San Francisco (2005). Significant recent group exhibitions include Statoil Grant Prize, Oslo and Language of Vision, Mima, Middlesbrough.
About DCA — Dundee Contemporary Arts
DCA is an internationally renowned centre for contemporary arts, located in Dundee, Scotland. Former exhibitions include: Thomas Demand, Christopher Wool, Marine Hugonnier, David Claerbout, and Matthew Buckingham
Office for Contemporary Art Norway
The Office for Contemporary Art Norway is a private foundation and was founded by The Norwegian Ministry of Culture and Church Affairs and The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in fall 2001. The main aim of the Office for Contemporary Art Norway is to develop collaborations in contemporary art between Norway and the international art scene. The Office for Contemporary Art Norway aims to become a profiled contributor to the discourses of contemporary art.