MUSES HAVING FUN* 2019 – ongoing.
The newest works are occupied with characters, – actually only women(maybe with their children). Olise is working with waves of feminism, from the women rights movements, to the liberation and equality fight – towards a more fantastic world with fantasy creatures and women, girls and witches teaming up together with nature and fabulous animals.
She is working with the female gaze and women being the subject of her own desires in her painterly works – still roughly painted with large brush strokes, drops and layers.
The new body of work will be presented at a solo show at Tennis Elbow in New York opening October 1st, as well as in a now book, Disobedient Muses*, published by AFTRYK.
*Les Insoumuses (a play on words that combines insoumise – unruly or disobedient – and muse)
A series of works inspired by Womens Liberation, Suffragates and the time in history where women took off the Corsettes, to play Tennis, ride a Bike or a Horse. The women as the subject, looking straight back to you, without shame or any wish to be pretty for the spectator.
Hysteria was Olises 2nd soloshow at Hans Alt Gallery in Copenhagen, may 2020.
PAINTING AS CONSTRUCTION// 2016-2019
For a decade Olise worked with constructions and paintings seperated. In recent years the wooden installations and the paintings has merged together. Starting out as `dishonest constructions` as a part of the Venezuela museum show Discontinued Monuments, the installations are site-sitespecific and want to work with painting as a sculptural object rather than the window on the wall, that it initially was.
SELECTED PAINTINGS // 2019
Kjærgaard has been drawing on a huge large-scale city map for years, drawn by pencil. Tugged away in her studio in secrecy, the map works as a source for her paintings, as she continuously develops the city-map.
The paintings of Moirania are views from the life going on in Moirania, Kjærgaard calls these paintings for Cityscapes of Moirania.
Moirania (after Moira) is a fictional dystopic place, – a flooded world, where people and animals go around by boat and there are reminissences of designerbags, trainers and present popular items, lying useless around.
Kjærgaard paints her large scale paintings with polluted water collected from places of polluting industries, fx from the Gowanus Canal (NYC), which she biked over on the way to the studio for years, or Cheminova, at the brink of Limfjorden in Denmark, where Kjærgaard grew up.
SELECTED CERAMIC WORKS // 2019
At Art OMI Kjærgaard started to work on ceramics and glazing them, the idea of ancient vases with images from the possibly futuristic life from Moirania was the starting point. Then she went on another ceramic residency to create large scale vases.
SELECTED WORKS // 2013-2018
– from shows in Denmark, Houston, Berlin, Los Angeles, Italy, Venezuela and England.
SELECTED WORKS // 2009 – 2014
Large-scale works made at residencies at Skowhegan, Berlin and Iceland, mainly from the exhibition project `The Esquisite Capabilities of the Flying Carpet´ at first museum soloshow at SKIVE NY KUNSTMUSEUM, SNYK.