Beth Wyller works with expressions and stories deeply rooted in ceramic traditions. Her artistic language includes common associations from the history of ceramics intrinsic in the earthenware material. Clay is often used as a material for building elements. Elements open up for repetitions. A tile is also a canvas, which can become a painting. A tile can both be a painting, an element and simply a tile. The tile evokes a number of questions – about what is what
The works for this exhibition are in a rectangular format. A rectangle is divided into two equal parts – first once and then once again. By this, three different sizes emerge which can be exposed both horizontally and vertically, and they can be combined into new sizes.They are imprinted while the clay is still soft, through repeated firings glazes are used as tools for building up a motive in layers. Through small adjustments the expression is affected. How little is required to obtain an illusion? How little is required to steer associations?
Beth Wyller was born in Oslo in 1947. She resides in Oslo and works at Frysja Kunstnersenter. She was educated at the National College of Art and Design in Oslo 1971-75 and at the National Academy of Fine Art in Oslo 1976-80. Since her debut at Kunstnerforbundet in 1983 she has been exhibiting regularly both nationally and internationally, among others at The Museum of applied Art in Trondheim and Bomuldsfabriken in Arendal and galleries in Stockholm, London, Amsterdam, Mûnchen, Paris, and New York. She has also carried out several public commissions. Beth Wyller´s work is acquired by a number of public collections like The Norwegian council of Culture, the Museums of applied art in Norway and the Foundation for the Collection of Norwegian Contemporary Arts and Crafts. She received the Norwegian Arts and Crafts Award in 1996 and Special Prize at the Ceramic Biennale in Korea in 2003 and 2005.
Gallery name: Galleri Format Oslo
Address: Rådhusgaten 24 N-0151, Oslo
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 12:00 - 17:00, Sat-Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Open: 12.03.2020 - 28.06.2020