Anne-Sophie Ogaard: Perception of Light
October 22nd – December 17th, 2022
Solana Beach, California – Madison Gallery announces Anne-Sophie Øgaard’s PERCEPTION OF LIGHT the artist’s inaugural solo exhibition with Madison Gallery. Born in Norway in 1971, Anne-Sophie Øgaard’s work addresses the boundaries between sculpture and painting. Her pieces explore the possibilities that emerge where painting ends and sculpture begins. Sculpture holds the possibility of magic; things can appear or disappear depending on where you stand in relation to the work. Paintings do not function like this; regardless of the viewer’s position, the painting will always look essentially the same. This relationship is a source of inquiry in how her paintings are conceived, perceived, and received by the audience as well as the context of the artwork in relation to space. Where light, form, and color become a subject matter not only for how light functions, but the light itself.
“In my mind I explore the relationship between light and space. Light enables vision in a meaningful connection with the world through the fact that people respond to the space based on the way the light exposes it to them. In my process I strategically use the perception of light. intuitively light becomes a medium, creating the illusion of perspective and depth in my work. People’s perception and response to the space will be manipulated as the light changes in that space, and the impression of my work will change as well. Forcing the viewer’s movement and active participation in time and space.” – Anne-Sophie Øgaard
“Even though my work has dimensional qualities like in a sculpture, I don’t approach them as a sculpture. Even though I am using untraditional mediums like sand, cement and plaster, I still consider my work as a painting, and myself as a painter.” – Anne-Sophie Øgaard