22 June – 29 July 2017

Ola Vasiljeva

Gold Is the Metal With the Broadest Shoulders

22 June – 29 July 2017

June 22, 2017 6-9 pm

Ola Vasiljeva
Oyster Mushroom, 2017
Glazed ceramics
6 x 48 x 28 cm
Ola Vasiljeva
Ivan the Son of Bear, 2017
Wool and wood
101 x 63 x 35 cm
Ola Vasiljeva
Horn of Plenty, 2017
Silkscreen on carpets
20 x 230 x 75 cm
Ola Vasiljeva
The Feral Thief, 2017
Charcoal on paper, painted steel, wood, epoxy
150 x 118 x 3 cm
Ola Vasiljeva
Alcohol Inky Cap, 2017
Mdf, rubber, textiles, glass, bulb, glazed ceramics, cigarette, paper, found modified objects,
130 x 262 x 100 cm
(detail)
Ola Vasiljeva
Alcohol Inky Cap, 2017
Mdf, rubber, textiles, glass, bulb, glazed ceramics, cigarette, paper, found modified objects,
130 x 262 x 100 cm
(detail)
Ola Vasiljeva
Alcohol Inky Cap, 2017
Mdf, rubber, textiles, glass, bulb, glazed ceramics, cigarette, paper, found modified objects,
130 x 262 x 100 cm
(detail)
Ola Vasiljeva
Alcohol Inky Cap, 2017
Mdf, rubber, textiles, glass, bulb, glazed ceramics, cigarette, paper, found modified objects,
130 x 262 x 100 cm
(detail)
Ola Vasiljeva
Big Prinz, 2017
Chalk on mdf, painted iron, ceramics
260 x 40 cm
Ola Vasiljeva
Big Prinz, 2017
Chalk on mdf, painted iron, ceramics
260 x 40 cm
(detail)
Ola Vasiljeva
Big Prinz, 2017
Chalk on mdf, painted iron, ceramics
260 x 40 cm
Ola Vasiljeva
The Private Grief of the Owl, 2017
Glass, gold and platinum lustre glaze
60 x 40 cm
Ola Vasiljeva
O' Clock, 2017
Charcoal and watercolor on paper
150 x 150 cm
Memmie Le Blanc at Home in Paris, 2017
Charcoal and spray paint on paper
300 x 200 cm
Ola Vasiljeva, "Gold Is the Metal With the Broadest Shoulders"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, 2017
Ola Vasiljeva
John Balance, 2017
Silkscreen and pencil on paper
63.5 x 46 cm
Edition 1 of 5 plus I AP
800.00 €
Ola Vasiljeva
Cincinnatus C., 2017
Painted steel
220 x 300 x 4.5 cm
Ola Vasiljeva, "Gold Is the Metal With the Broadest Shoulders"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, 2017
Ola Vasiljeva, "Gold Is the Metal With the Broadest Shoulders"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, 2017
Ola Vasiljeva, "Gold Is the Metal With the Broadest Shoulders"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, 2017
Ola Vasiljeva, "Gold Is the Metal With the Broadest Shoulders"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, 2017
Ola Vasiljeva, "Gold Is the Metal With the Broadest Shoulders"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, 2017
Ola Vasiljeva, "Gold Is the Metal With the Broadest Shoulders"
Installation view at Supportico Lopez, 2017
Drawing by Zelda on a photo of M. Bascoulard

Ola Vasiljeva
Gold Is the Metal With the Broadest Shoulders
Opening 22 June 2017, 6-9pm

Supportico Lopez is very happy to announce Ola Vasiljeva’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.

“Gold Is the Metal With the Broadest Shoulders” addresses the idea of community and its relation to the mythological thinking. The idea of the community, half of which lives in the imagination; that what is or what defies a society is not always human. A community which involves tricksters, dead heroes, homeless lunatics, inherited spells, children’s phantasies and lies, erotic alchemy, golden beards, film characters, mirrors, words. In other words a community, which embraces the “otherwordliness” as opposed to the rigid committees or finger pointing categories.

“Gold Is the Metal With the Broadest Shoulders”  is a set of paraphernalia belonging to these characters. The installation brings different kind of elements, half domestic-half imaginary objects, questionable materials, theatrical debris. These efforts result in a variety of drawings and sculptures made out of glass,  metal,  textiles, rubber, ceramics, wood and other found or modified objects.

Ola Vasiljeva (1981, Ventspils, LV. Lives and works in The Hague, NL).
Ola Vasiljeva’s interdisciplinary practice includes sculptures, drawings, found and modified objects often referred to as ‘props’, as well as videos, slide shows, printed matter and poetry. She often creates ambiguous, absurd, scattered installations and compositions, where the arrangement of the objects stages a choreographed dialogue between them.
Among her recent solo shows: Zefiro torna at Passerelle Centre d’Art Contemporain, Brest, FR (2017, ongoing); You’ve Got Beautiful Stairs, You Know, Kunstverein München, DE (2016); En Rachâchant, Vleeshal Markt, Middelburg, NL; The Limp of A Letter, BOZAR Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, BE (2015); Jargot, Art in General, New York, US (2014). Her works have been also included in significant group shows: Kunstnerbøger – Vildt Voksende, Den Frie, Copenhagen, DK (2016); XII Baltic Triennial, CAC, Vilnius (2015); Last Seen Entering the Biltmore, South London Gallery, London, UK (2014); What Were You Expecting, Mr. Milquetoast, a Plot?, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, DE (2014). In 2008 Ola Vasiljeva founded OAOA (The Oceans Academy of Arts), an experimental artists’ platform, a semi-fictional institution that functions as a vessel for ideas about art and ways of showing artworks, where nonsense, fragmentation and forgetfulness triumph over reason, form, function and chronology.