curated for Golsa, Oslo

Linn Pedersen at Golsa

Linn Pedersen, Emil Salto, Espen Gleditsch, Ole Martin Lund Bø and Hannah Whitaker.

March 3 – 25 2018

MELK is proud to present MILKSHAKE #3 – a group exhibition curated for Golsa (former Rod Bianco).

MILKSHAKE #3 is a continuation of MELKs series of solo presentations in our project space in Oslo, and group exhibitions in Norway and abroad. The exhibition presents Linn Pedersen, Emil Salto, Espen Gleditsch, Ole Martin Lund Bø and Hannah Whitaker – all working within a non-narrative approach to photography.

The exhibition is highlighting the importance of differentiating the image and the photograph, content and texture, observing and experiencing when dealing with camera based representation. Emil Salto is working within photography’s fundamental building blocks, making his images without a camera – only using a darkroom, light sensitive paper and chemicals. The subjects in Hannah Whitaker’s photographic works are diverse—from female bodies to metal grades and sheets of colored paper. She captures her subjects through a laborious process of masking and multiple exposures, allowing her to combine them into single sheets of 4×5 film. While her work is analog in its construction, it is digital in its conceptual scope. She likens her step-by-step process to programming, drawing parallels between the computer and the camera. Ole Martin Lund Bø, also a painter, is interested in photography’s relation to other mediums. Through many of his recent projects Espen Gleditsch has been investigating black and white photography in relation to color, and how it has changed the history we as a society has created. In Faded Remains the viewer is presented with a series of images of ancient greek sculptures that now is white, but originally was painted in a variety of colors. Directly on the frame glass there is gradient foil representing some of these colors, and through the glass Gleditsch’ creates a “in-frame-collage”. Linn Pedersen takes the photograph’s presence in the gallery space even further with her wall-to-ceiling installation that is made in direct relation to her photographic material.

MILKSHAKE are MELK’s external curatorial projects, such as for Fotogalleriet (MILKSHAKE #1), Akershus Kunstsenter (MILKSHAKE #2), Kunstnernes Hus and CENART.