CARIN ELLBERG [solo exhibition] May 10 – June 21, 2012
Andréhn-Schiptjenko is proud to present ”Unknown landscapes with places where they gather”, a new solo-exhibition by Carin Ellberg. The exhibition opens Thursday May 10 between 5-8 pm and runs through June 21st.
The point of departure of Carin Ellberg’s art is often waywardly constructed pictorial worlds, and her œuvre is characterized by a unique exploration of not only shapes and ideas, but also of such disparate materials as coffee, silicone, tights and clothes. Her process is a flow of ideas and thoughts in an on-going and open-ended transformation. “Landscape” is a recurring title of both exhibitions and single works throughout the years and can be interpreted as both a classical landscape motif and as an interior mental flow of associations, where the obvious and the unconscious merge and where meanings and ideas are felt and imagined but remain continuously unreachable.
In Unknown landscapes with places where they gather Ellberg’s work reaches a new level of abstraction than in previous bodies of work. New companions have replaced the beings that used to populate her pictorial universe. Companions is also the title of the large mobile sculpture that dominates the larger exhibition-room. The sculpture relates of to Ellberg’s earlier works as regards materials but is characterised by a different kind of process, borrowing from the arts of engineering and model-construction.
Also included in the new body of work is a series of landscape-paintings where the composition and absence of figures create a narrative of a more abstract presence. There is also a series of works on paper.
Carin Ellberg has in the recent past had solo-exhibitions at Färgfabriken Norr, 2010 and Moderna Museet, 2009. Later this month a permanent site-specific major new work will be unveiled at the subway station of Stureby, Stockholm.
For further information and images, please contact the gallery. The exhibition runs through June 21 and the gallery is open Tuesday – Friday 11-6, Saturday – Sunday 12-4.
Next exhibition: Cajsa von Zeipel, August 23 – September 30.