Contrasts

Wadström Tönnheim Gallery presents the group exhibition Contrasts, during Skanör Falsterbo Art Days May 5 to 8, consisting of images from three experienced photographers. All with their own way to observe and capture life and its things, dead as alive, in the ephemeral moment of clarity. Vernissage is on 5 May at. 12-17, the exhibition will run until 29/5.

– In fact, 4th Street, which is part of a series of five photos that I call the City Canyon, my idea was to show The City of Los Angeles with empty streets, no cars, and people. And in this way obtain a different and a more graphical view of buildings and streets that you normally can’t experience in LA. I photographed the images an early morning, during Memorial Day weekend, when the downtown was empty of both cars and people. Soccer stadium is also part of a series of pictures where I show LA with illuminated buildings in the early evening light from a bird’s perspective, says Bo Hylén.

– What I quickly discovered when I started this project is the incredible creature of habit you are. You go on about the same streets most of the time. It has been a stimulating challenge to find the exciting details of the everyday routine. To push myself, I have had the rule that I can’t go home unless I photographed something during the day. This I have partly done to avoid the blame that I have no inspiration, says Stefan Peterson.

– The roses in the garden all have their peculiarities and what I invest in them, they provide a thousand fold back, and what I have chosen to photograph is very important to me, says David Carlson and adds: The old roses are part of humanity’s cultural history – legendary for its medicinal properties and inspiration for both poems and art. They offer a variety of qualities. Old-fashioned roses are holistic sustainable and relevant to most of us by being a symbol of beauty as well as love. We can dream us away in the amazing scents, multilayered flavors and their historical name – Fantin Latour, Aimable Amie, Jacques Cartier, Duchesse de Rohan, Stanwell Perpetual – in common is that they all have a history extending over many centuries. The old-fashioned roses continue to touch us with its vital and cross-pollinating synesthesia.

Opening is Thursday, May 5, at 12-17 at Wadström Tönnheim Gallery at Skanörs Hantverksby, Falsterbovägen 32. The exhibition runs until 29/5.
Opening hours during Skanör Falsterbo Art Days are 12-17 Thursday to Sunday, the rest is ordinary times as Fridays from 13-17 and Saturday & Sunday at 12-16.

Sofia von Schwerin ”In to me you see” 2/4 – 24/4

Opening on Saturday, April 2, at 12-16. The exhibition will run until 24/4.
Open Friday 13-17 and Saturday & Sunday 12-16.

Martin Ålund ”Chemistry” 27/2–27/3

At first, the painterly process is purely intuitive, with a focus on the body in a physical, gesture-based movement. The paint flows, runs, splatters. A cascade of blinding light that has no shape and simply aims to be its own colour. Most often, a red constitutes the base coat.

Gradually, observation, thought, knowledge and reflection make their way into the process. The canvases are eyed from every angle and paint is wiped away and added on with rags, brushes and hands. The paintings seem to virtually paint themselves through the distinct characteristics of the material itself. Liquids, solvents, oils and media collide and clash, create effects and trigger chemical reactions.

Motifs and landscapes emerge, insinuate and reveal themselves. I often paint over and start from the beginning. Or sand away at layers and expose time in structures and line play. Layer upon layer of attempts and assertions.

The colour scale goes towards the black, dim, dark, dampened and the glittering. With colour and light as an echo. A search for a shimmering glow, a light that slowly emerges or is just on the verge of disappearing. In the darkness that is not entirely dark. In the dampened that is nevertheless still vibrant. A sense of ambivalence.

When the painting is finished it suddenly goes quiet. It distances itself from me. It bears all the contradictory and complex perspectives and layers in itself. I occasionally test the resilience of a completed painting, comparing it to thoughts of what could have been, as a means of questioning its finality. And if it passes the test, it continues being finished.

Notes on my painting, by Martin Ålund

 

Vernissage on Saturday, February 27, at 12–16 Wadström Tönnheim Gallery, at Skanörs Hantverksby, Falsterbovägen 32. The exhibition will run until 27/3.

Open Friday 13–17 and Saturday & Sunday 12–16.

TINA KRYHLMANN • THE INTELLIGENCE OF THE BLIND THINGS • 30/1-21/2

Layer upon layer; to dig in the depth that arises. To see what is has to say. The communication does not come from me — I search for it intensively; search for a work that asks to be made — search for a knowledge formed by the hands; that comes into being by their help. A knowledge that appears in the making, that is detected by the visual aesthetic ability — as something that was always there. As a means to discover oneself, discover pockets in the mind, take in the knowledge, conquer it; conquer oneself with it. Expand, sharpen ones sensibility. The painter Agnes Martin pursued perfection: We respond to the work with what we already carry within us: “Beauty is known forever in the mind.” We encounter something we already know in a work of art. We encounter ourselves. The author Clarice Lispector expressed it like this: “Even in the weakest ones, existed the shadow of the knowledge that you cannot attain by the intelligence. The intelligence of the blind things.” Layer upon layer to remove what is in the way of the intelligence.

 

Opening on Saturday, January 30, at 12-16. The exhibition will run until 21/1. Open Fri 13-17 and Sat – Sun 12-16.

Walking the dogs

On Saturday, November 28th, it’s time for this years last vernissage when we open the exhibition ”Walking the dogs” by the local artist Erik Grönlund from Falsterbo. The exhibition consists of mixed media works that are based on his photographs, and will last until Sunday 20 December.

Erik Grönlund is not looking to document and shoot the orderly beautiful, but is more interested in capturing details and making small observations of the unspoiled nature in it’s own pace and convey a sense of his own perspective.

Erik Grönlund, born in 1957 in Stockholm, previously worked as an art director and photographer. Erik retrained himself to photography in the early nineties when he worked with several global advertising campaigns in Manhattan, New York. Today, Erik is a renowned photographer and visual artist with several well-known clients, and successful exhibitions around the world to his credit.

Exhibition opens on Saturday, November 28, at 12-16 pm Wadström Tönnheim Gallery, in Skanörs Hantverksby, Falsterbovägen 32. The exhibition will run until 20 of December. Open Friday 13-17 pm and Saturday & Sunday 12-16 pm.