Sigrid Sandström, Between Us, in cooperation with Galleri Olsson
12 November–19 December
Galleri Olsson and Cecilia Hillström Gallery are proud to present Sigrid Sandström’s exhibition Between Us, featuring a series of large-scale paintings in two gallery spaces. Connecting the different gallery districts in Stockholm, the cooperation enables a larger presentation of Sandström’s oeuvre, where she continues her exploration of painting in relation to the viewer and the surrounding space through installations and reflections arranged specifically for each gallery.
The windows of the galleries have been covered by yellow transparent film, creating a filter between the exterior and the interior. The intense colour becomes a link between the spaces and is also present in the paintings by Sandström. Paintings and mirrors are installed side by side, enabling an interaction between reflections and illusions. The effect of repetititions and duplications connects the paintings with the space and the viewer, whose movemements are being surveilled, observed and reflected.
Sigrid Sandström’s practice is engaged with reflecting on the relationship between the painter, the painting and the viewer. Where lies focus, when and why? Sandström works primarily with painting, through which she has been exploring site as a concept as well as emotional experience. Over time, the depicted large-scale, barren and uninhabited landscapes have become more abstract. Her paintings fail to conform into categories, and continuously explores the ontological conditions and limitations of painting. The indeterminate, or unnamable, plays a central role both in Sandström’s investigative work process and in relation to the viewer.
Sandström lives and works in Stockholm and is currently professor of Fine Arts at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. She previously lived and worked in the USA where she taught at Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, and Glassell School of Art, Houston. Selected one-person exhibitions include Inman Gallery, Houston; Edward Thorp Gallery, New York; Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles as well Galleri Gunnar Olsson in Stockholm. In 2004, she had a major one-person exhibition at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle. She has also participated in exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Moderna Museet and Nationalmuseum in Stockholm. Sandström holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Academie Minerva, Groningen, Holland (1997) and a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University, USA (2001) read more
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