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Santa Casilda reproduction at Art Lab Gnesta;
risograph print mounted on felt, pigments, monoprint on paper

and pencil drawing on wall; photo by HHW.


2012
Meet the Artist admins at Art Lab Gnesta;
photo by Signe Johannessen

The annual Meet the Artist event is powered by the municipality of Gnesta, with some help of volunteers. The exhibition space at Art Lab Gnesta is the hub where participating artists and artisans can present themselves by one work each, and open studios all over the neighbourhood attract hundreds of visitors over the weekend.
At Åmells Möbler, I share the space with photographers Bengt Björkbom and Pekka Virolainen and therapist artist Lars Berg. People come and go all day; some stay long, some are mainly interested in sofas and dining tables, some are friends and family, some are happy to recognize well-known features, some have precise technical or hermeneutical questions… For the artist, this is also a See the Viewer event, providing feedback on multiple levels.


2012 Meet the Artist event at Åmells Möbler;
photo by Lars Berg (thank you, Lars!)


Santa Casilda reproduction; photo by HHW.

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This is Gnesta Konstrunda 2012, a local ‘Meet the artist’-event. Just like a year ago, I’m invited to exhibit some works at Åmells Möbler – a company showroom for skilfully handcrafted furniture. I mount the recent #I triptych and place it between two cabinets… Right.

#I (work in progress) displayed at Åmells Möbler;
oil on canvas, app. 200 x 200 cms

And next, 14 prints representing the Zurbaran Santa Casilda are hung at the approximate eye-level of a young girl.

 


Santa Casilda reproduction;
risograph print on recycled paper, 42 x 29 cms each

The legend of princess Casilda, discovered when carrying bread to the imprisoned martyrs held by her father, echoes in black and white images against the backdrop of stylish furnishing. Or, from another viewpoint, the prints provide a modest background for the items on display.
Ok, this is it. Now for two days of meeting the public…

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