Gether
Contemporary

The Sun Rises in Peculiar Ways Anna Munk Johansen, Aia Sofia Coverley Turan, Frederik Exner, Ava Samii, Signe Ralkov & Naja Zethner

03.06–13.08.2022

In the group exhibition The Sun Rises in Peculiar Ways, Gether Contemporary presents six young contemporary artists who, in different ways, work with notions of hidden worlds where memories of past times are mixed with dream visions inhabited by beings from the subconscious. At the exhibition you can experience works by: Anna Munk, Ava Samii, Aia Sofia Coverley Turan, Frederik Exner, Signe Ralkov and Naja Zethner.

With the sun as the constant point of reference of our world, man points to the structures of nature that form the basis of our existence. Its repetitive trajectory emphasizes the unchanging elements of our world, and at the same time it points to the cyclical motion to which all nature is subject. But despite this, the world is not constant. With each new day, small unexpected shifts occur where new comes into being and changes our perspective on the world and what it contains. With the exhibition's title The Sun Rises in Peculiar Ways, we turn our attention to the potential that lies in shifts and innovations here in the form of a number of artists whose perspectives bring new life into the common consciousness of art.

The exhibition is intuitively composed of both painting, sculpture, relief and drawing. In addition to an immediate appreciation of the artists, the urge to bring them together stems from a curiosity about how to give shape to the immediately untranslatable that lies in the narratives that exist as imprints of the past or traces in a collective cultural consciousness, or in the presentations and narratives that have not yet left their mark on our world. As the exhibition has taken shape, it has proved to be something more alluring and different than we could have imagined. Jeans and insects that shed their exoskeleton, leftover and chewed sunflower seeds and a mare resting on a woman's breast. A walk, a landscape and frogs that find their way into caves in the skin of a human body - like a collection of traces left behind, it is stretched out or back in a cross-cultural network of stories.

Common to the exhibited works is that they each mark a kind of distance to the images they process - a distance that relates consciously to our (re)use of cultural, mythological and art-historical images. There is in the works an inherent common longing for the other - that which exists only in the moment where one narrows one's eyes, where one's consciousness collides with the incomprehensible, where all conclusions are open. The Sun Rises in Peculiar Ways is thus a speculative setting for a kinship of myths, memories, notions and dreams.

The Sun Rises in Peculiar Ways - Gether Contemporary - 2022 - Installation view
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The Sun Rises in Peculiar Ways - Gether Contemporary - 2022 - Installation view

Anna Munk Johansen, Roadside Meeting, 2022, Metal on wood, 123 x 90 cm
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Anna Munk Johansen, Roadside Meeting, 2022, Metal on wood, 123 × 90 cm

Anna Munk Johansen, Rose's Stain, 2022, Acrylic and oil on linen, 155 x 115 cm
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Anna Munk Johansen, Rose's Stain, 2022, Acrylic and oil on linen, 155 × 115 cm

Aia Sofia Coverley Turan, Et hjerte så stort som havet, 2022, Ink on paper, 46 x 65 cm
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Aia Sofia Coverley Turan, Et hjerte så stort som havet, 2022, Ink on paper, 46 × 65 cm

Aia Sofia Coverley Turan, A Handful of Salt , 2021, Bronze, 60 x 40 cm
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Aia Sofia Coverley Turan, A Handful of Salt , 2021, Bronze, 60 × 40 cm

The Sun Rises in Peculiar Ways - Gether Contemporary - 2022 - Installation view
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The Sun Rises in Peculiar Ways - Gether Contemporary - 2022 - Installation view

Signe Ralkov, Solemn tongue, 2022, Soft pastel and coloured pencil on canvas, 26 x 26 cm
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Signe Ralkov, Solemn tongue, 2022, Soft pastel and coloured pencil on canvas, 26 × 26 cm

Signe Ralkov, Keepers, 2022, Soft pastel and coloured pencil on canvas, 35 x 40 cm
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Signe Ralkov, Keepers, 2022, Soft pastel and coloured pencil on canvas, 35 × 40 cm

Ava Samii, Siren, 2022, Glazed stoneware and epoxy resin, 34 x 20 x 20 cm
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Ava Samii, Siren, 2022, Glazed stoneware and epoxy resin, 34 × 20 × 20 cm

The Sun Rises in Peculiar Ways - Gether Contemporary - 2022 - Installation view
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The Sun Rises in Peculiar Ways - Gether Contemporary - 2022 - Installation view

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The Sun Rises in Peculiar Ways - Gether Contemporary - 2022 - Installation view

Frederik Exner, Diptykon II, Resin and airbrush, 2022, 130 x 70 cm
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Frederik Exner, Diptykon II, Resin and airbrush, 2022, 130 × 70 cm

Frederik Exner, Diptykon I, 2022, Resin and airbrush, 130 x 70 cm
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Frederik Exner, Diptykon I, 2022, Resin and airbrush, 130 × 70 cm

Aia Sofia Coverley Turan, Heart Workers, 2021, Ink on paper, 22 x 29 cm
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Aia Sofia Coverley Turan, Heart Workers, 2021, Ink on paper, 22 × 29 cm

Frederik Exner, Brothers, 2019, Fired clay, 29 x 20 x 38 cm
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Frederik Exner, Brothers, 2019, Fired clay, 29 × 20 × 38 cm

Frederik Exner, Brothers, 2019, Fired clay, 29 x 20 x 38 cm
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Frederik Exner, Brothers, 2019, Fired clay, 29 × 20 × 38 cm

 Naja Zethner, Sometimes I cry like a little baby, over and over again. Over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over. And it’s quite cold outside and I want to go home, 2021, Oil and pencil on cotton canvas, 180 x 170 cm
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Naja Zethner, Sometimes I cry like a little baby, over and over again. Over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over. And it’s quite cold outside and I want to go home, 2021, Oil and pencil on cotton canvas, 180 × 170 cm

Ava Samii, Fully Opalized (Ghost), 2022, Epoxy resin, 18 x 44 x 15 cm
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Ava Samii, Fully Opalized (Ghost), 2022, Epoxy resin, 18 × 44 × 15 cm

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