Preview September 8th, 19:00
At, Salvågergata 10, 4006 Stavanger
Exhibition dates: September 9th – October 1st
Nuart Gallery was established as a way to utilize the network’s created through the development of Stavanger’s Nuart Festival and other public art projects.
The space aims to nurture emerging regional and national talent whilst at the same time hosting and producing exhibitions and public art projects from some of the world’s leading street and contemporary artists.
We exhibit a broad range of work influenced by Street Art, Illustration, Drawing, Graffiti, Urbanism, Subculture and Popular Culture. Our goal is to cultivate a space where artists can develop their practice; contribute to a sense of “shared values”, and engage the community in contemporary debates surrounding street art and its associated movements. At the same time, invited artists are encouraged to create both sanctioned and unsanctioned work in the public space’.
– Nuart Gallery
Nuart Gallery is delighted to welcome US-based painter Jeff Gillette to Stavanger for his first Scandinavian solo exhibition.
A Fine Art Masters graduate from California State University, Jeff Gillette has been making collages featuring accoutrements of Disney culture for over two decades. Recently, he was brought to the world’s attention through his participation in Banksy’s 2015 Bemusement Park spectacular, Dismaland, even being credited as an inspiration for the show in some quarters.
Despite the seriousness of his observations, Gillette sees ironic and amusing juxtapositions that occur when Disney, corporate logos, and pop icons from consumer culture show up as building blocks of shanty settlement construction.
His works reflect these ironies as well as add a playful dimension to art historical relationships: the addition of pop cultural references serving to sharpen the satirical stance of the message in his work, where everything is otherwise entropic and terrifying.
by Jeff Gillette and Nuart Print House
To be released as a part of ‘Dismayland NORD’ Solo Exhibition by Jeff Gillette at Nuart Gallery.
Release date on opening night: September 8th 19:00 CET (Local Time Oslo)
At, Salvågergata 10