MATERIALITY, a solo show of new works by ANNIKA BERGLUND
The Olivier Cornet Gallery is delighted to present MATERIALITY, an exhibition of new works by gallery artist Annika Berglund.
"Clay, bronze and glass; materials that form an intimate part of human history and development, come together in this exhibition based on texture, materials and earth colours.
The mark of a potter’s thumb in a 5000 year old bowl started a process of exploration based on the malleability and amazing sensuality of wet clay.
Taking advantage of the expressiveness of clay, the traditional method of wedging (kneading) clay, became a starting point and inspiration.
The meditative, rhythmic kneading of clay creates a spiral pattern adding elements of immediacy and spontaneity, while also making a connection with generations of past potters."
Annika Berglund, June 2014.
Born in Sweden, Annika Berglund moved to Ireland in 1991. She has been working in the sculptural medium and exhibiting since 1999. Annika has participated in numerous exhibitions organised by Ceramics Ireland since 2002, exhibited in Sculpture in Context for several years and has participated in numerous other exhibitions, such as the RDS Craft Competition. She had her first solo exhibition in 2006. She won prize for "Best Sculpture in the Garden" at Bloom in 2008, the National University of Ireland Art and Design Prize 2010 and the Hungry Hill Gallery Award 2011.
Her work can found in the collections of the National University of Ireland, the Craft Council of Ireland and Microsoft Ireland.
The gallery and the artist are delighted to announce that this show is part of the Dublin Craft Trail, coordinated by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland to coincide with the International Academy of Ceramics General Assembly (IAC 2014).
The show will run at JF Studios, 5 Cavendish Row (Parnell Square) from September 7 to September 30.
A preview of the works is available on http://www.oliviercornetgallery.com/#/exhibitions-materiality/4585959649
High Res. pictures available on request.