Torbjørn Rødland: More Than Tongue Can Tell

15 Jan 2021 — 13 Mar 2021

Installation view, Torbjørn Rødland: More Than Tongue Can Tell, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Waldmannstrasse, Zurich, 2021 © Torbjørn Rødland Courtesy the artist and Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich / New York
Galerie Eva Presenhuber is pleased to present 'More Than Tongue Can Tell,' the gallery’s third solo exhibition with the Norwegian artist Torbjørn Rødland.

Sunlight touches a pregnant woman’s stomach, a ribbon from her blouse coils over it like an umbilical cord. A toddler at an easel looks at us, almost like a paintbrush-wielding putto in a Renaissance painting. A young woman leans over the hood of a Mercedes and lasciviously licks its star-shaped hood ornament, the car’s glossy finish reflecting her face—the Greek myth inevitably comes to mind: Narcissus admiring his own reflection in the water before drowning in it.