Light Lines: The Art of Jan Groth, Inger Johanne Grytting, and Thomas Pihl at Scandinavia House, October 13, 2018 – January 12, 2019

Light Lines: The Art of Jan Groth, Inger Johanne Grytting, and Thomas Pihl at Scandinavia House celebrates three Norwegian artists who have influenced and continue to influence one another with work that employs the power of the reductive, sharing close ties to the New York community, and representing three generations: Jan Groth (b.1939), Inger Johanne Grytting (b.1949) and Thomas Pihl (b.1964).

Considered the foremost Norwegian artist of his generation, Jan Groth has continuously explored the relationship between line and picture plane. Exhibited extensively throughout his career with major exhibitions including a largescale retrospective at The Guggenheim Museum in New York, Groth’s influence and presence has been widespread both in the Nordic countries and internationally. In his relationships with Grytting and Pihl, the artists share a combined interest in a minimalist, restrained, and conceptual language. Their three practices, however, are distinctly individual.

Each room in the gallery will be dedicated to one artist, enabling visitors to experience a body of work while creating connections to the exhibition and artists as a whole. Jan Groth will also present a site-specific drawing installation.” — Scandinavia House

Jan Groth, Sign III, 1988. Wool tapestry, 59 x 82 2/5 in. (150 x 222 cm). Collection of Erling Neby Henie Onstad Kunstsenter

Jan Groth, Maquette for Open, 2017. Patinated bronze, 46 2/5 x 11 x 9 1/5 in. ( 118 x 28 x 23.5 cm). 1/5 from an edition of 5+2 AP (JG s 62). Collection of Bettina & Hans Peter Jebsen

 

Inger Johanne Grytting, Untitled No 12, 2016. Graphite pencil on Stonehenge paper, 22 1/4 x 30 in. (57 x 76 cm). Collection of the Artist

Inger Johanne Grytting, Untitled No 3, 2018. Oil on canvas, 36 x 36 in. (91.5 x 91.5 cm. Collection of the Artist

Inger Johanne Grytting, Untitled No 8, 2017. Oil on canvas, 48 x 48 in. (122 x 122 cm). Collection of the Artist

Thomas Pihl, Untitled #4, 2018. Acrylic paint on canvas, 72 x 60 in. (182.9 x 152.4 cm). Collection of the Artist

Thomas Pihl, Untitled #6, 2018. Acrylic paint on canvas, 72 x 60 in. (182.9 x 152.4 cm). Collection of the Artist

Thomas Pihl, Untitled #7, 2018. Acrylic paint on canvas, 72 x 60 in. (182.9 x 152.4 cm). Collection of the Artist

The show is curated by Karin Hellandsjø, Director Emeritus of the Henie Onstad Art Centre, Norway.

Images courtesy Scandinavia House.