Opening is Friday 22/10/10, 17:00 to 21:00
Book Release Party is on Thursday 21/10/10, 17:00 to 19:00
Stop in for one of the events!
"Carina Björck Gallery is pleased to announce the New York artist Devlin Shea's first solo exhibition in Stockholm. The body of work is a selection from her series 'Googled Connections' Which she began the while at artist residencies at the Banff Centre in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, The Åland Archipelago Guest Artist Residence Kökarkultur on an outer island in the Baltic Sea and the Vermont Studio Center in the Northeastern US during a snowy subzero January. All taking place during her first two years of relocation from New York City to Stockholm.
For this series Shea submerged herself in different landscapes learning how to depict the feelings of heaviness, expansion and loneliness that these places can elicit. Throughout this time she was using the internet to Google how people affect each other and creating a visual encyclopedia of human connection, disconnection and desire.
The physical and digital sources were brought together in large-scale gouache paintings. The figures are placed in landscapes that contextualize their struggles and states of being.
The research drawings have been made into two books titled ‘Collecting Data and Reaching Out’ and ‘Love Triangles’. Two books printed as one, two front covers, no back covers. Stitched together they become a pocket size slice in internet time, taken out of context and reinterpreted."
CARINA BJÖRCK GALLERY
Svaartmangatan 25, Stockholm