OPALS (Group exhibition)

Chelsea Culprit
They had a very nice day
Acrylic, crayon, oil stick, scary enamel on bed sheet
254 x 231 cm
2016

26.05.16–26.06.16

Rebecca Ackroyd
Gina Beavers
Chelsea Culprit
Ann Hirsch
Aileen Murphy
Pipilotti Rist
Lucy Stein

A picture as an identity machine, an exhibition as an identity machine:
Opals on display at Galleri Opdahl in Stavanger, Norway from the 27th of May to the 24th of June 2016 groups vibrant and sometimes unsetting works playing with the perception of identities and images, desires and dissonances, portraiture and painting, market and gender(s). The exhibition is curated by Vincent Honoré.

During the opening reception, Javier Aparicio will perform A Striptease Imagined by Pipilotti Rist (2015).

Please note: no pictures or recording will be allowed. The performance contains nudity and is not suitable to visitors under 18 years old.

The blood of your shaving wound
Let me sip it like holy water

Your penis around my throat
As a necklace of diamonds

My boy my horse my dog
My man my diva my swan

I’ll ride on your outpopping veins
toward the sunset in your armpits

your saliva is my diving suit
through the ocean of pain

My boy my horse my dog
My man my diva my swan

The blood of your shaving wound
Let me sip it like holy water

Your penis around my wrist
As a bracelet of diamonds

Lyrics from My Boy My Horse My Dog (1997) by Pipilotti Rist

Installation view
Lucy Stein
Birth of the Patriarchy
Oil and oil stick on canvas
180 x 160 cm
2016
Lucy Stein
Rape Phantasies of the Krankenwhore
Oil and oil stick on canvas
180 x 160 cm
2016
Rebecca Ackroyd
Heavenly Salts
Fibreglass, resin,paint
77 x 37 x 5 cm
2016
Rebecca Ackroyd
Green fingers, dirty nails
Fibreglass, resin and paint
60 x 44 x 3 cm
2016
Rebecca Ackroyd
Schrubs
Fibreglass, resin, paint and felt
170 x 80 x 7 cm
2016
Installation view
Installation view
Installation view
Ann Hirsch
Tubbermaid
Coloured pencil, gouache, oil pastel on paper
84,5 x 64,5 x 3,5 cm
2015
Ann Hirsch
Moobs
Coloured pencil, gouache on paper
74 x 54 x 3,5 cm
2015
Aileen Murphy
Ear Garden
Oil on canvas
250 x 200 cm
2016
Installation view
Installation view
Chelsea Culprit
Elektra
Oil and ring on canvas with fabric and vinyl on panels
152 x 127 cm
2016
Installation view

Installation photography: Erik Sæter Jørgensen