Ongoing exhibition | David Molander, Rest in Paint, photography, video
David Molander guides us through his exhibition on Saturdays at 14.00
Cecilia Hillström Gallery is proud to present David Molander’s first exhibition at the gallery. In connection with the opening, we are also releasing an exhibition catalogue, Rest in Paint, with text by Jonatan Habib Engqvist and David Molander and design by Patric Leo.
– It made perfect sense that they came at night. It must have been an army of painters who arrived at the famous 5 Pointz-building in Queens, New York, on the 19th of November 2013. For the last time, they looked up on the walls covered with the colors that they were about to remove from the building, best described as the Mecca of graffiti. When the morning came, the building was white-washed – primed in the same way as the graffiti painters sometimes prepare their walls. Washed away was also the possibility for 5 Pointz to be preserved as a listed building. Under the white paint I can barely make out a quote. It reads: Rest in Paint. (excerpt from text by David Molander).
David Molander (b 1983) holds an MFA from School of Photography at Gothenburg University (2010). In addition, he has studied film and photography at Harvard University. He was awarded the prestigious Victor Fellowship by Hasselblad Foundation in 2011, which supported a residency at Location One in New York. David Molander quickly established himself as one of the most interesting young artists of his generation. Last year, he received the Beckers Artist Grant and presented an acclaimed solo exhibition at Färgfabriken in early 2014. Molander’s work has been shown at Museum of Architecture and Design, Stockholm, Stockholm City Museum, Gothenburg City Museum and Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg, as well as at Julie Saul Gallery and Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York. Furthermore, Molander is taking part in ReGeneration–Tomorrow’s Photographers Today (traveling exhibition 2011–15). He is represented in a number of private and public collections, e.g. Gothenburg Museum of Art, Hasselblad Center, Stockholm Konst, Public Art Agency Sweden, and Harvard University Collection, USA. Read more