The Boiler Room celebrates it's 1 year anniversary with a solo exhibition of Marit Følstad (b. 1969), one of the most significant Norwegian artists to emerge in recent years.
With a broad spectre of references, from rock history to baroque portrait painting, Marit Følstad's art work aspire to seduce all our senses, using light, sound and video to create powerful atmospheric installations.
The exhibition Disorder will transform The Boiler Room, as the artist creates her highly aestheticized world within the gallery space, re-modeling its architecture. This exhibition consists of a one channel video installation, a text-based neon work, an aluminium wall piece, and a series of digital prints.
In this body of work the figure is absent and one is left with pure form or the perception of form. Følstads work is an attempt to go behind known structures and signals, tearing away hidden layers and rediscovering their origin. This practice represents a pseudo-scientific research for deeper meaning of the structural form.
Marit Følstad has had solo-exhibitions at Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand, LAUTOM Contemporary and Galleri Riis, Oslo, The Art Museum of Northern Norway, Tromsø, Malmö Art Museum, Oslo Kunstforening, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo. She has also exhibited in international venues such as Palm Beach ICA, Florida, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona, Sculpture Center, New York, Arthouse, Austin, Texas, and CoCA Seattle.
She is represented in a large number of private and public collections, such as Bergen Art Museum, National Museum of Art, Oslo, The Art Museum of Northern Norway, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, Kristiansand and Malmö Art Museum.