27 & 28 April 2019

Oslo Opens Reference group
Astrup Fearnley Museum for Moderne Art
Atelier Nord
Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus (BOA)
Forbundet Frie Fotografer (FFF)
Kunstnernes Hus
The National Museum of Art, Archtecture and Design
Norsk Billedhoggerforening (NBF)
Norske Kunsthåndverkere Oslo og Akershus (NKOA)
Norsk senter for teknologi i musikk og kunst (NOTAM)
Norske tekstilkuntnere/SOFT
Tegnerforbundet (TF)
Young Artists Society (UKS)

Norwegian Crafts

Supported by
Adam Mickiewicz Institute
Arts Council Norway
City of Oslo, Agency for Cultural Affairs
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Nowell, Jonathan

painting and Sculpture

As an artist, I see the opportunity to create a phenomenological experience which is not only directly proportionate to my individual understanding of the (infinite) Universe, but also bound to the natural and ostentatious terms by which it is informed. The consequence of this desire often represents itself in confused, cryptic, and offhanded ways. I find each artistic object to contain sentiments of utility and innovation as well as rebellion and pretense. A form of consolidation must exist for me to process any manifestation of my intellect or to gain leverage over the complexity of an idea. By observing the built environment and participating in its proliferation I strive to posit a unique system of operations whereby history, physicality, and real confusion come together to form something poetic and satiable. A dialogue ensues wherein existential and or ontological ruminations surface and are novelly teased into substantiation. The impossibility of any object or urge to be fully satisfied on earth necessitates the intervention that takes place within my own chain of idiosyncratic causal mischief. In working towards an appreciation of potentialities, I am confronted with an overwhelming cosmos of directive principles. I rely on dilettantism and artistic tropes of addition, subtraction, compliment, negation, proximity, adjacency, image, obliteration, and obfuscation in an attempt to flesh out and quantify incongruences in my own construction of reality, identity, and meaning .
Jonnowell 7 copy
Jonathan Q Nowell, Synergy, 2017, Wood carving, Stone carving, steel fabrication, sewn canvas, painting, cast bronze,
Power Structure, 2017, Painted Steel
Surfeitarch thumbnail
Surfeit and Running, 2017, Steel and paint on wood
Tautological Trestle, 2017, Steel and sewn canvas
Stories 2018
Stories, 2018, Oil on Canvas, 133cmx300cm


Jonathan Quinn Nowell

b.1990 Jackson, Mississippi, USA

MFA- Sculpture- The University of Georgia at Athens, 2017

BFA- Sculpture- Mississippi State University, 2013

2018: Athens Emerges, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, Georgia
2017: UGA MFA Thesis Exhibition, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia
2017 Raw Dill, Gallery 1010, Knoxville, Tennessee
2017 Raw Dill, Fluorescent Gallery, Knoxville, Tennessee
2017: Driftmeiyer Woods, Athens, Georgia
2016: The Mill Show, Athens, Georgia
2015: Bottom Feeders and The Distant Self, Stamps School of Art and Design, Ann Arbor,Michigan
2015: Critical Practice, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, Georgia
2014: Glitch Gallery, Memphis Tennessee
2014: 151 Wesley Ave. Pearl River Glass Studio, Jackson, Mississippi
(Solo Exhibitions)
2014: Fixin To: Vittels, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi

Open on: Saturday


Atelier CK2

Christian Kroghs gate 2, 0186 Oslo
Gronland T, Hausmans Bru