Gether Contemporary

Sophus Gether

Kenneth Alme

Birk Bjørlo

Ruth Campau

Vinyl, terror & Horror

Camilla Smidt

Oskar Jönsson

Oskar Jakobsen

Amalie Jakobsen

Jay Gard

Luc Fuller

Luc Fuller



Jay Gard

(b. 1984)


Jay Gard construct works whose visual language combine aesthetics and rationality. His expression is dominated by strict geometrical shapes. Here are no coincidences, rather a calculated and conceptualized expression. Industrial materials such as wood, steel and plywood are basic elements of the works, whose surfaces are painted in industrial colours or carries traces of calculations of angles and dimensions.


His works relate to our communication saturated contemporary society. Their clear design become an iconography of the signs and graphic expressions, that we are bombarded with every day. In a split second, we need to intercept a visual message while we are racing on. The concept must therefore be clear and precise for it to settle in us. With the exhibition making things makes us human the communication becomes a sense of clarity and beauty through the concrete and the rational.


The works refer to Constructivism, with pioneers like Aleksandr Rodtjenko, Bauhaus and De Stijl. Here the geometric shapes were used to prioritize the rational and objective. The movement sought to combine art, architecture and design.


Gard's works represent the junction between the rational and the beautiful. In spite of the industrial materials used, a beautiful coherence arises from the juxtaposition of the materials. A symmetry and visual balance is created despite, the coarse materials.


Jay Gard (b. 1984 in Halle) studied at Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig and Hochschule für Kunst und Design Burg Giebichenstein in Halle. Jay Gard has previously exhibited at Museum Gunzenhauser, Chemnitz, Sculpture Triennale, Bingen, Half Gallery, New York, Jonas-Mekas-Visual-Art-Center, Vilnius, and more. Recent publications include the artist monograph "Jay Gard: Form und Farbe". Jay Gard's work can be found in several private and public collections including the collection of The New Carlsberg Foundation of Denmark.