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Karen Pontoppidan: Family portraits

Exhibition  /  30 May 2009  -  04 Jul 2009
Published: 29.05.2009
Galerie Rob Koudijs
Management:
Rob Koudijs
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Karen Pontoppidan. Pendant: Family Portrait #3, 2009. Tin, silk. Karen Pontoppidan
Pendant: Family Portrait #3, 2009
Tin, silk
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Intro
The necklaces Karen Pontoppidan is presenting this time are dedicated to the concept of family. Family stands for people connected to one another by invisible bonds, for long lines through history.

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Karen Pontoppidan
Family portraits: Karen Pontoppidan
The necklaces of the Danish artist, Karen Pontoppidan is presenting this time are dedicated to the concept of family. Family stands for people connected to one another by invisible bonds, for long lines through history. Like these relationships, the work Pontoppidan makes it elusive: a strange, enticing mixture of reticence and recalcitrance.
The material for her work comes from objects that for generations had been part of daily family life: tin plates, spoons, candelabra were melted down. The connection between the components of the pendants also takes up this theme; like family ties, they are subtle and indissoluble. The individual portraits on the flat sections of the necklaces directly connect with reality. Certain people are always the foundation of the sentiments within a family. And in every family, all of the beloved individuals inevitably disappear in the melting point of time. Family Portraits is a tribute to the security of life as well as its elusiveness

Ward Schrijver 

Remarks

Opening: Saturday the 30th of May 2009 at 17.00 hours. 

Karen Pontoppidan. Pendant: Family Portrait #5, 2007. Tin, silk. Karen Pontoppidan
Pendant: Family Portrait #5, 2007
Tin, silk
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Karen Pontoppidan. Pendant: Family Portrait #12, 2008. Tin, silk. Karen Pontoppidan
Pendant: Family Portrait #12, 2008
Tin, silk
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Karen Pontoppidan. Pendant: Family Portrait #14, 2008. Tin, silk. Karen Pontoppidan
Pendant: Family Portrait #14, 2008
Tin, silk
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Karen Pontoppidan. Pendant: Family Portrait #15, 2008. Tin, paint, silk. Karen Pontoppidan
Pendant: Family Portrait #15, 2008
Tin, paint, silk
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Karen Pontoppidan. Pendant: Family Portrait #20, 2009. Tin, paint, silk. Karen Pontoppidan
Pendant: Family Portrait #20, 2009
Tin, paint, silk
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Karen Pontoppidan. Pendant: Home #12, 2008. Tin, silk. Karen Pontoppidan
Pendant: Home #12, 2008
Tin, silk
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Karen Pontoppidan. Pendant: Home #15, 2009. Tin, silk. Karen Pontoppidan
Pendant: Home #15, 2009
Tin, silk
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Karen Pontoppidan. Pendant: Home #16, 2009. Tin, silk. Karen Pontoppidan
Pendant: Home #16, 2009
Tin, silk
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