Rebecca Ackroyd

Opening Friday, September 8th, 7 pm


Opening Friday, September 8th, 7pm-9pm
Exhibition period: 8 September- 8 October, 2017

Galleri Opdahl is proud to present the exhibition Drain by Rebecca Ackroyd.  This will be the artists first solo exhibition with the gallery after taking part in the group show Opals, curated by Vincent Honoré in 2016. Galleri Opdahl is also very pleased to announce a  solo presentation of the artists at Art Berlin, September 14-17th, 2017.

An interview with Rebecca Ackroyd by Vincent Honoré about her body of work will be made available 6th of September.

Rebecca Ackroyd
 (b. 1987, Cheltenham, UK) lives and works in London. She graduated from the Royal Academy Schools in 2015 after completing her BA in Fine Art at Byam Shaw School of Art in 2010.

Ackroyd has shown her work in solo exhibitions at Outpost Gallery, Norwich, Hunter/Whitfield. London (2015), Kinman Gallery, London (2014) and Marsden Woo Gallery, London (2013).  Recent group exhibitions in 2015-2017 include: These Rotten Words, Chapter Gallery, Cardiff, curated by George Vasey (2017), Sara Zanin Gallery, Rome (2017), House of Voltaire – Studio Voltaire, London (2016), Nomadic Vitrine-Recent Activity, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2016), All Over, Studio Leigh, London (2016, )Modest Villa Immense Versailles (co-curator), Kinman Gallery, London (2016); At Home Salon: Double Acts, Marcelle Joseph Projects, Ascot; Bloody Life, Herald St, London (2016);
Is it heavy or is it light, Assembly Point, London (2016); With institutions like these, Averard Hotel, London (2016); Opals, Galerie Opdahl, Stavanger, Norway, curated by Vincent Honoré (2016); Royal Academy Schools Degree Show, London; Works in Residence, David Roberts Art Foundation, London; and The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London. In 2013, her work was included in Bloomberg New Contemporaries (ICA, London and Spike Island, Bristol).
Upcoming exhibitions 2017; Zabludowicz invites, London

Photo credit: Benjamin Westoby



We are pleased to announce the representation of the artist Vera Kox.

Persistent states, poached eggs, 2016


‘Apparent across all elements of Kox’s practice is the presence of tensile stress; often emphasised through varying degrees of an object’s abnormality and as an inherent tenet of the material itself. By way of manipulation the different techniques and processes she employs in the making of her sculptures ensure that they assume a degree of patent and self-evident agency, whilst testing the limitations of what is considered visually acceptable. Simultaneously expanding upon the boundaries of our perceptions, as much as she does the material with which she works. In this way Kox plays a game of material hyperbole, assessing the nature of matter through the principles of liminality.’ (Dani Admiss)

Born in 1984 in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, Vera Kox studied at Goldsmiths College, London and currently lives and works in Berlin and Luxemburg. In 2017 she will be participating in the exhibition ‘Flatland / abstractions narratives #2’, curated by Marianne Derrien and Sarah Ihler-Meyer which opens at MUDAM in Luxemburg on October 6th 2017.
The artist’s first solo exhibition at Galleri Opdahl will take place November 3rd, 2017.
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John Zurier

John Zurier
Late Summer 2, 2016
Distemper on linen
70 cm x 50 cm

Private view: 7 April 2017, 7pm – 9pm
Exhibition period: 8 April – 7 May, 2017

Address: Haugesundsgaten 8, 4014 Stavanger, Norway

Galleri Opdahl is proud to present the American painter John Zurier’s first solo exhibition in Norway.

John Zurier was born in 1956 in Santa Monica, California and earned his MFA in Fine Arts from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1983. He has since taught at the Californa College of the Arts. He currently lives and works in Berkeley, California.

Zurier participated in the 30th São Paulo Biennial in São Paulo, Brazil (2012), the California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA (2010) and the Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (2002). His work has been exhibited widely in solo-exhibitions both in the US as well as Europe and is part of numerous public collections such as the Berkeley Art Museum, University of California and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He has exhibited with Galerie Nordenhake in Berlin and Stockholm numerous times, most recently with the exhibition «East» in Berlin. This will be his first exhibition in Norway.