Mesh 97 X 90 cm


Mesh, 2022. graphite, watercolor and dirt on paper, 39 x 42 inches / 99.1 x 106.7 cm

Night Bloom Central


Ulterior Gallery


September 9—October 15, 2022



Ulterior Gallery is pleased to present Night Bloom Central, the first NY solo exhibition of works by the Danish-Japanese artist Silas Inoue. The exhibition opens on September 9 with an opening reception for the artist from 6 to 8 pm, and the artist will be present at the gallery for this occasion.


Night Bloom Central can be seen as an undefined, imaginary place—maybe a train station with no geographical location, a futuristic garden, or a city inhabited by non-human entities. At the same time, this title also points to the unique ability of mold organisms to thrive in dark environments. Inoue’s first intimate experience with these organisms were caused by a flood at his studio, which led to the growth of mold on some of his stored works. Cohabitating with the mold, he saw the beauty in these organisms—a beauty thriving in his studio that was not under his control.


Inoue uses a wide range of materials including bronze, wood, concrete, as well as more unconventional mediums, such as sugar, cooking oil, microbes, and carefully selected trash from the streets of Copenhagen and New York City. Infrastructure, one of the works on view, resembles an imaginary cityscape—the inner compositions built of wood and inhabited by hundreds of different fungal species, which are cultivated by smearing dairy products onto the wood. The work, and the exhibition Night Bloom Central in general, speaks about the networks and interconnectedness that exists between organisms, environments and civilizations, both strange and familiar, that reside in a delicate state of non-human otherness.


About the Gallery:

Ulterior Gallery, first established on Attorney Street on the Lower East Side of NYC, expanded into its current space in SoHo in spring 2022. Founded in 2016 by Takako Tanabe, a Japanese gallerist originally from Tokyo,Ulterior is committed to the exhibition of works by an array of intergenerational artists from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Ulterior Gallery is located at 424 Broadway, #601, New York, NY 10013, the top floor of a designated landmark building near the crossing of Canal and Broadway. Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm, and by appointment. For further inquiries, please contact Takako Tanabe: takako@ulteriorgallery.com.


Night Bloom Central is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation and Grosser L. F. Foghts Fond.

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Silas Inoue, 'Scewer' (2022), 'FOOD GALORE'. Gl. Holtegaard. Photo: David Stjernholm

FOOD GALORE – in Baroque and Contemporary Art


Gammel Holtegaard


19 August 2022 - 12 Februrary 2023


FOOD GALORE – in Baroque and Contemporary Art is an exhibition addressing the subject of food, depicting food, and consisting of food seen through the prism of art. It deals with the meal as a culture-bearing institution, what food means to us as human beings, as well as the ways food and dining culture relate to status, pleasure, ethics, health, and community.


The exhibition presents a selection of baroque paintings from major collections, and new works by four of Denmark’s leading artists: Rolf Nowotny (b. 1978), Emily Gernild (b. 1985), Silas Inoue (b. 1981) and Anna Stahn (b. 1994). Each of the artists has been commissioned to make works specifically for the exhibition based on contemporary food culture, but also inspired by the baroque works in the exhibition.


Food is pivotal to baroque painting, where people and food are portrayed in theatrical scenes of excess, and where perishables are staged in still-life tableaux. Both kinds of painting can be seen as allegories of memento mori: depictions of profusion and the proximity of death, extravagance and decadence, and the chaotic, bizarre and transient.


The exhibition is generously supported by: 15. Juni Fonden, Hoffmann & Husmans Fond and Dansk Tennis Fond


Gammel Holtegaards exhibition programme 2022 is supported by: Augustinus Fonden and the Danish Arts Foundation.


The exhibition is also sponsored by McDonald’s. The opening is sponsored by Aarsiderne


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Installation view From the Earth, Silas Inoue, Pla¥, 2020. Photo: Frida Gregersen

From the Earth


ARKEN Museum of Modern Art


21 May to 25 September 2022


ARKEN presents works by artists Silas Inoue and Nina Nowak, who each bring their own bold, sculptural sensibilities to bear on works that rethink issues concerned with value and resources. The works unpack and unfold important narratives about humanity’s complex relationship with nature and its many minerals and metals – elements on which we all depend.


The fundamentals of modern life Bauxite, zinc and lithium. Minerals and metals – many of which few people have ever heard of – have become crucial to our daily lives. Without them, we would have no smartphones or computers. At the same time, large-scale extraction of such resources affects nature and humans alike. Right from industrial pollution of our drinking water to poorly controlled production conditions that endanger human lives. How should we relate to technology and to each other at a time when the consumption of resources contributes to progress and poverty alike?


At this year’s outdoor summer exhibition From the Earth, a range of spectacular works take over The Art Island – works which raise questions about nature’s resources and the value we assign to it. Featuring works by artists Silas Inoue (b. 1981) and Nina Nowak (b. 1984), the exhibition examines how humans have exchanged nature’s resources for profit for centuries – a trade-off where no returns are possible. The exhibition speaks into a time when the climate crisis and resource-intensive technology increasingly require us to rethink our concepts of value and resources. Here, two young contemporary artists offer their takes on how we may comprehend nature’s resources: what they are, where they come from and what kind of imprint their extraction leaves on the landscape. And, of course, what kind of imprint they make on us.


Pla¥ has been realized withsupport from: The Danish Arts Foundation and Grosserer L.F. Foghts Fond

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MInimalism-Maximalism-Mechanissmmm, group show, Art Sonje CenterJanuary 20 - March 6, 2022, (Photo: Euirock Lee)




   

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Residency at ISCP New York, November 2021 - Feburary 2022




   


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