Vernissage: 18th of August 2011, Wetterling (Stockholm)
Thursday was BIG! But before we tell you all about it, there is one more exhibition we want you readers to know about.
Over a week ago we went to an opening night of a young artist from Gothenburg. And since that night, we’ve been thinking about this particular blog entry and how we should actually write about it, in order to genuinely describe our feelings of impression. It doesn’t happen often that we’re out of words, but sometimes —certainly in this case— it does.
One reason for this to happen, might be the consequence of entering an exhibition that from the first second, touches you so deeply that you know it will result in a found and unforgettable memory. Something you really just have to experience yourself, in order to understand.
Another reason might be the fact that an artist creates, in a “simple white gallery”, an absolutely unique world with material as basic as a brown duct tape, bought from the nearest hardware store. Being more specific, it took the artist 6 weeks of preparation, using 3000 rolls of duct tape, equaling 200 km.
“Devoured” – Johnny Boy Eriksson
And who is the person behind this outstanding work? Who created this world made of simple brown duct tape, bought from the hardware store?
Well — we know he’s from Gothenburg. And we know his artistic name is Johnny Boy Eriksson. That’s all.
In the middle of the colorful (and a bit fancy) crowd, we saw a laid-back guy, wearing long shorts and a white t-shirt, with a black cap turning backwards on his head. The name, “Johnny Boy”, looked good on him. He’s a guy from the hood — if you know what I mean.
We’ll end it by quoting a young viewer from the crowd: “This is sick man!”
Photographs by Konsthopp
Date: 18th of August – 3rd of September 2011
Artist: Johnny Boy Eriksson
Place: Wetterling gallery, Kungsträdgården 3, Stockholm
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11.00 – 17.30 ; Saturday, 13.00 – 16.00. Or by appointment.