NOoSPHERE Arts is excited to open the new gallery season with I Thought We Were the Same Person, a collaborative multimedia production partially created on site by Agnes Nedregard, Moray Hillary and Torgrim Wahl Sund. While the nomadic artist trio – based partially in Glasgow, in Paris and in Bergen – have a long history of working together, this is their very first joint show in NYC. Nedregard, Hillary and Wahl Sund will combine a series of individual works into a collective whole that explores the intricacies of identity and individualism.
Through this exhibit, which spans the media of painting, performance, video, sculpture, and printmaking, the artists aim to convey their sense that “the further away you walk from dominant trends and attitudes and the deeper you dig into what being alive really means to you, the more able you become to unearth significant expressions of individual thought.”
Like Alice, who disappeared down the rabbit hole to reveal a brand new world of imagination and wonder, you only need to take the plunge.
Moray Hillary (Scotland) trained in painting and received an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1992. His work has developed from large scale paintings of skin surfaces with naturalistic depictions of wounds and tattoos into progressively three-dimensional objects and spatial interactions, while staying true to painting as his primary medium. With an active international exhibition record, Hillary has collaborated with Nedregard since 2006. www.morayhillary.wordpress.com
Agnes Nedregard (Norway) received her MFA degree from Glasgow School of Art in 2005, and has developed a practice based on bodily perceptions and expressions, mostly finding its form as live performances. She embellishes her actions and images with self-made costumes, videos and sculptural work, and has appeared in festivals and exhibits worldwide. www.agnesnedregard.com
Torgrim Wahl Sund (Norway) received his MFA from Bergen National Academy of the Arts in 2010. He works in drawing, printmaking, installation and video, exploring topics such as simplicity/complexity; how we perceive the world and our relationship to life and death. Based primarily in Bergen, he will this year attend a residency at Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan. www.twsund.com