Made by Dusk is a new large-scale installation by Miami-based artist Mette Tommerup inspired by the Nordic Goddess, Freya, the untamed goddess of love, war, beauty, gold, and transformation.
The exhibition reflects on the potentials of the liminal space of twilight with its enveloping atmosphere of warm glittering golds evoking diminishing rays of sunlight and smoky grays as the infiltrating night. In the world created by Tommerup, a Danish-born artist, dusk is a time of transition supportive of creation and transformational change intended to envelop and suspend the visitor in the timeless, magical, and ethereal space made by dusk.
Made by Dusk is the third and final work in a trilogy of recent installations in which Tommerup explores art’s ability to provide experiences of reflection, connection and restoration. For the final installment at Locust Projects she’s created a place of refuge where visitors can avail themselves of the healing potential of what H.G. Wells referred to as “the great pause,” that moment when time seems to stop and the possibilities of day melt into the stillness of the night.
Read the full essay on Made by Dusk by Eleanor Hartney here.
Learn more about Mette Tommerup's performance, Liminal, here.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Mette Tommerup (born Denmark 1969) is a painter and storyteller who creates simultaneously earnest and satirical narratives to frame her production of objects, whether they are digital or made from canvas and paint. Tommerup has exhibited at The Bass, Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and The FIU Frost Museum of Art and has work in many public and private collections, including work in the permanent collection of Wilmer Hale in Washington DC, the Lowe Art Museum, and Perez Art Museum Miami. Honors include acquisition of work through the Art Purchase Program at The American Academy of Arts and Letters in NYC. Publications include Miami Contemporary Artists, Miami Arts Explosion, 100 Degrees in the Shade and Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze and exhibitions have been reviewed in Art in America, Artnet.com, The Miami Herald as well as mentions in the New York Times. Made by Dusk is Tommerup’s first commission at a nonprofit alternative space. Tommerup received an MFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 1995. Mette Tommerup is represented by Emerson Dorsch Gallery.
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