“The Oh Land Art Exhibit” Performance Residency This Week Only:
Join us next week for an interactive art residency (a step inside the world of Oh Land’s US debut album) where Oh Land will be doing a special unique performance for each of the four nights. Artist Eske Kath is creating a literal art world – sculptures, paintings, projections, etc that encompass the feeling of the album as you walk through the gallery.
Oh Land’s creativity and artistic expression goes beyond the music as is just as visual as it is sonic. The cinematic scope of the album lends itself to a visual world of opposing forces: nature vs city, retro vs future, the primitive vs civilization, maximalist vs minimalist.
March 29 – April 1
The Charles Bank Gallery – 196 Bowery
8:00pm – Exhibition Opens Each Night
8:30pm – Intimate Performance Each Night
About Oh Land:
A Brooklynite transplant by way of Copenhagen Denmark, Oh Land has the music and press world buzzing with her individual brand of filmic electro-pop. Formerly a classically trained ballet dancer, Oh Land has transformed her artistic upbringing into a debut album of lavish loops, jagged glitchy beats, and layered vocal bliss. “This album is all of my secrets, wishes, dreams and fears,” explains Oh Land. “I tell stories from my life wrapped in fairytales and fables all happening in the dreamy landscapes of a world I call Oh Land. I hope people will find an escape in the music and let their thoughts and dreams run wild, just for a moment.”
About Eske Kath (visual artist who has commissioned the exhibition):
Eske Kath hails from Copenhagen, Denmark and is the creator of the Light Sculptures that adorn Oh Land’s album visuals. In large format paintings and sculpture, Eske depicts nature and human civilization in conflict, but also overcoming these. Human civilization in Eske’s work is symbolized by the image of the house. The house serves as proxy for the human figure and also as exemplar for humanity’s will to control nature. The sculptures in the gallery, consisting of light-filled wood and plastic houses, ask interesting questions about the durability of human civilization and the artist’s role and culpability as a member of that civilization. At the same time their flickering lights reminds us of the warmth and the comfort that can be contained within the settings we create ourselves.
Charles Bank Gallery
196 Bowery, New York NY