VI, VII is thrilled to host an intergenerational presentation featuring the work of Jewish-Hungarian artist Ervin Løffler (1922-2012) and New York based painter Landon Metz (b. 1985, USA).
Trained in interwar Budapest, Løffler emigrated to Norway after the end of the Second World War, where he set about translating international modernism for a Norwegian audience, rigorously producing sculptures in bronze, polyester and marble until his death in 2012.
Though beloved and widely known within artistic circles, Løffler’s work was rarely exhibited outside of Norway during his lifetime.
Notable exceptions include the International Biennial of Sculpture, Budapest (1973), a group exhibition at the National Museum of Monaco (1984) and an International Sculpture exhibition in Pietra Santa, Italy (1994).
A major exhibition of his work took place in Oslo at VI, VII gallery in 2017. Later that year, his work was a highlight of presentations at Independent New York and Frieze London.
Løffler’s works are in several public collections including Norway’s National Museum, the North Norwegian Art Museum, Tromsø and the Museo dei Bozetti, Pietra Santa, Italy.
Inspired by his unique take on abstraction, Metz responds to a late bronze sculpture by Løffler with fabric dye paintings made over several canvases.
Previous exhibitions by Landon Metz include: Asymmetrical Symmetry, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York; Morris Louis / Landon Metz, Paul Kasmin, New York; Landon Metz, James Fuentes New York; Plose, ADN Collection, Bolzano; &, Francesca Minini, Milan; &, Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy; oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh, Andersen's Contemporary, Copenhagen and Michael Jackson Penthouse, Retrospective, Hudson, New York.