On-going: 26th of August – 25th of September 2011, Candyland (Stockholm)
This weekend is the last to see “New work” by the American artists Amer Ellen Hochberg and Sharon Birzer. The exhibition feature feminine objects and famous female symbols, such as shoes collection, embroidered nightdresses, baby clothes and pear-shaped leaves.
Photographs by Konsthopp
The story that lies behind Ellen Hochberg´s installation is quite fascinating and apparently, she uses leaves as a metaphor for women. Or as the curator, Jean Ploteau descibes:
They are idealized leaves. They are archetypes, simplified to its ultimate form and sometimes it feels that we can see nothing but the venation of a leave and we face the bare sheet of paper where the lines are drawn. And it’s the same sign, a kind of signature that Ellen repeats obsessively, creating a grid, a screen, a shield of leaves. Yet, each leave, each bugle and curve, each twist and surface seems to carry the mark of time passing, a promise, maturity or a term/limit.
If you are devoted to fascinating stories or feminine objects, you should try this one out. To see more photos from the exhibition click here!
Date: 26th of August – 25th of September 2011
Artists: Ellen Hochberg and Sharon Birzer
Place: Candyland, Gotlandsgatan 76, Stockholm
Opening hours: Saturday and Sunday, 14.00 – 17.00