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Dovecot Gallery is delighted to present a major solo exhibition of works by Norwegian visual artist and musician Magne Furuholmen.

Following an introduction from Paul Stolper Gallery in London, Furuholmen first visited Dovecot Tapestry Studio in early 2013 to consider a tapestry project. A rewarding and thought-provoking collaborative course of making followed with Furuholmen first creating a new unique woodcut print design for a tapestry to be called Glass Onion.

This print was derived from his series of ten large format woodcuts known collectively as Norwegian Wood, first showcased in his exhibition KUTT at the Herne Onstad Art Center in Oslo in 1995. This body of work was closely linked to jazz and his father’s musical history and constituted a breakthrough for Furuholmen as a visual artist at that time. Glass Onion is named after the 1968 Beatles song and draws on a recurring influence of lyrical and musical terminology. The Glass Onion tapestry was woven at Dovecot in summer 2014 and now forms the centrepiece to this exhibition. During further insightful visits to Dovecot, Furuholmen embraced the notion of exposing his work to the craft and perspective of others with a different focus in process to his own. This experience, coupled with the cultural and environmental impact of being in and around Dovecot and the building itself, inspired a new body of work for the exhibition using music, film, printmaking and large scale ceramic.

A film was made to document the process of creating Glass Onion. Click to view the film here.

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