Not above a whisper 2015, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Eeva Hannula, Susanne Wellm, Not above a whisper 2015, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Eeva Hannula, Susanne Wellm, Not above a whisper 2015, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Not above a whisper installation, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Eeva Hannula, Susanne Wellm, Not above a whisper 2015, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Eeva Hannula, Susanne Wellm, Not above a whisper 2015, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
Susanne Wellm, Inner Landscapes, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, red phone, 2005

SUSANNE WELLM
Red Phone, 2005
Archival Pigment Print
16.5 x 16.5 in.
Ed. of 5 + 2AP

Susanne Wellm, Inner Landscapes, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, house with dark windows, 2012

SUSANNE WELLM
House With Dark Windows #1, 2012
Archival Pigment Print
24 x 32.5 in.
Ed. of 5 + 2AP

Susanne Wellm, Inner Landscapes, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, road with a twig, 2011

SUSANNE WELLM
Road With a Twig, 2011
Archival Pigment Print
31.5 x 24 in.
Ed. of 5 + 2AP

Susanne Wellm, Inner Landscapes, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, room with a color, pink, 2004

SUSANNE WELLM
Room With a Color, 2004
Archival Pigment Print
24 x 31.5 in.
Ed. of 5 + 2AP

Eeva Hannula, The Structure of Uncertainty, Extinguish, 2014, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

EEVA HANNULA
Extinguish, 2014 
Pigment Print 
6 x 9 in. 
Ed. of 5 + 2AP 

Eeva Hannula, The Structure of Uncertainty, Colour Catcher (Diptych), 2014, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

EEVA HANNULA
Colour Catcher (Diptych), 2014
Pigment Print mounted on Diasec
Left: 39.5 x 26 in.
Right: 12 x 12 in. 
Ed. of 5 + 2AP 

Eeva Hannula, The Structure of Uncertainty, The Reader, 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

EEVA HANNULA
The Reader, 2012
Pigment Print on Aluminum
40 x 40 in.
Ed. of 5 + 2AP 

Eeva Hannula, The Structure of Uncertainty, Untuned (Diptych), 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

EEVA HANNULA
Untuned (Diptych), 2012
Pigment Print on Aluminum
16 x 30 in.
Ed. of 5 + 2AP

Susanne Wellm, Inner Landscapes, Butterfly, 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

SUSANNE WELLM
Butterfly, 2012
Archival Pigment Print
23.5 x 31.5 in.
Ed. of 5 + 2AP

Susanne Wellm, Inner Landscapes, Red Chair, 2002, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

SUSANNE WELLM
Red Chair, 2002
Archival Pigment Print
24 x 31.5 in.
Ed. of 3 + 2AP

Eeva Hannula, The Structure of Uncertainty, Next One, 2014, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

EEVA HANNULA
Next One, 2014 
Pigment Print on Aluminum 
40 x 40 in. 
Ed. of 5 + 2AP 

Eeva Hannula, The Structure of Uncertainty, Paper Wound (Triptych), 2014, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

EEVA HANNULA
Paper Wound (Triptych), 2014 
Left: Diasec mounting, 9 x 3 in. 
Center: Pigment Print on Aluminum, 9 x 7.5 in. 
Right: Diasec mounting, 9 x 4.5 in. 
Ed. of 5 + 2AP 

Eeva Hannula, The Structure of Uncertainty, Pupil, 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

EEVA HANNULA
Pupil, 2012
Pigment Print on Aluminum
40 x 40 in.
Ed. of 5 + 2AP 

Eeva Hannula, The Structure of Uncertainty, Untitled (Diptych), 2012, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

EEVA HANNULA
Untitled (Diptych), 2012
Pigment Print on Aluminum
16 x 30 in.
Ed. of 5 + 2AP 

Susanne Wellm, Inner Landscapes, Pansy, 2011, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

SUSANNE WELLM
Pansy, 2011
Archival Pigment Print
24 x 31.5 in.
Ed. of 3 + 2AP

Susanne Wellm, Inner Landscapes, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, Face with a heart, 2011

SUSANNE WELLM
Face With a Heart, 2011
Archival Pigment Print
28 x 22.5 in.
Ed. of 5 + 2AP

Press Release

Sous Les Etoiles Gallery is pleased to present "Not above a whisper," featuring work by Scandinavian photographers Susanne Wellm and Eeva Hannula.  An opening reception with the artists will be held on Thursday, May 7th, 6-8pm; an Artists Talk will also take place at the gallery on Monday, May 11th, 7-8pm.

Selections from Wellm’s series Inner Landscapes  and Hannula’s The Structure of Uncertainty  highlight the nebulous relationship between past and present, real and imagined.  The photographers compose visual poems and stories from the extraordinary vantage point of the unconscious through personal, found and historic archive materials, painting, drawing, and film still photography.

In her series Inner Landscapes,  Wellm explores the everyday world in serene color, revealing potential links of real or imaginary stories between objects and persons, the latter notable in their absence.  In the artist’s Red Phone,  the potential drama of the isolated phone is soothed by a wash of soft lighting, suggesting a radiant harmony and balance in the ordinary, if only quieted.  Whispers of narrative are gently echoed throughout subsequent images, a meditative arc that quietly pulses beneath the surface of the image and the viewer’s own “inner landscape.”  Hannula’s series The Structure of Uncertainty  similarly ripples with private meaning as one image connects to another, as if relaying a hitherto hidden story that is recognizable but yet unknown.  Often working in diptych, the artist surprises with intuitive marks and experimentation with vivid color, imparting the uncanny and surreal.

Susanne Wellm (b. 1965) is originally a printmaker, educated at the Danish School of Arts and Crafts at the Institute for Unica.  She lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.  Her work includes various photographic techniques, such as Polaroid, Super 8 film, digital photography and collage.  She has exhibited broadly in Denmark, Japan, China, Finland, and the US, including solo shows at Blue Sky Gallery (Portland, OR) and The National Museum of Photography in Copenhagen.  She is represented in several public and private collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, TX), Portland Art Museum (OR), Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (Japan) and Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (Austin, TX). Her series Inner Landscapes  was published into a photo book by Kehrer Verlag.

Eeva Hannula (b. 1983) is an emerging photographer currently studying for her MA in photography at Aalto University School of Art, Design and Architecture in Helsinki, Finland.  She explores psychoanalytical method and the concept of Freud’s uncanny in her series The Structure of Uncertainty,  selections of which have appeared in group shows at The Finnish Museum of Photography, Les Rencontres d’Arles (Paris), and Fellehus Nordic Embassies (Berlin), among others.  In 2013, she was awarded a grant from the Arts Council of Finland and selected as part of Foam Magazine’s Talent Issue.

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