|The Danish poster for the exhibition: 'Sea & Sky'. Poster by Ambeck Design.|
– Joint exhibition between Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck & Linda Newington at Doverodde Købmandsgård, Hurup Thy, Denmark – May 19th - June 28th, 2015.
As a result of Linda Newington’s residency at Doverodde Købmandsgård in May of 2014, she now returns to exhibit a series of watercolours.
Drawings from her many walks along the North West coast and over 40 watercolour samples painted during the residency are the source for new paintings of light, skies, horizons and the dramatic sunsets seen at Agger beach and Tange.
Meanwhile my work in the show derives from my fascination with the fossilised sea urchins that are commonly found in the area of North Jutland in which I live and work, and which I have collected since I was a child. These are the subject of many myths which reflect the Norse legends.
As well as a series of large photographic prints incorporating text there are three new book works especially created for this event:
A unique 'pop-up' book expressing the Danish names given to sea urchins and the storage English translations of same (i.e "Petrified lake stick swine" or a "prude trollop". The title of the book will be: 'Pop-pindsvin / Pop-urchin'.
|One half of the space showing both our works with my pop-ups in front. Photo M-SDA.|
|9 of the 12 pop-ups which will be bound after the exhibition into one unique book: 'Pop-pindsvin/Pop-urchin'. Photo M-SDA|
|Installation: 'Rain' by Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck (May 2015). Photo M-SDA|
|Foreground installation: Rain with one half of the exhibition space behind showing watercolours by Linda Newington. Photo M-SDA|
The book combines both our work – watercolours and b/w photography.
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Softcover, 20 pages.
Stock: Mohawk Superfine Eggshell Ultrawhite, 148gsm.
Cover size: 16.8 x 17 cm
|'Hav & Himmel – Sea & Sky' hanging off the wall next to photo on canvas: 'Fallen from the sky' by Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck May, 2015. Photo M-S D. A|
Hav & Himmel by Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck & Linda Newington
Finally I also created a floor installation using sea urchins belonging to Doverodde Købmandsgård. The installation is called: 'Sun'.
|On the floor 'Sun' created with found sea urchins. On the wall (left) 'A drop of milk' and to the right 'Good luck starman' – both photographs on canvas by Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck (May 2015). Photo M-S D. A|
|On the floor: 'Sun'. On the wall from the left: 'A drop of milk', 'Good luck starman', 'Thor's fireball' and 'Cart wheel or pentagram man?' – photographs on canvas by Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck. Photo M-SDA.|
|Foreground: 'Sun'. Background photograph: 'Cart wheel or pentagram man?' both by Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck. Watercolours on the wall: 'Blue Days series' and 'Shetland walks' and in case 'Watercolour samples I' by Linda Newington.|
The exhibition was reviewed by the local newspaper: Thisted Dagblad on May 20th.
|The cover of Thisted Dagblad May 20th, 2015. Photo by Peter Mørk.|
|"Sea and Sky-landscape and sound" Thisted Dagblad p.6-7, May 20th, 2015.|
More images by Thisted Dagblad and Peter Mørk can be found here.