Friday, October 19, 2012

Event Reminder: Tues 23 Oct. Artist Talk: Jacob Dahlgren at Workplace Gallery, Gateshead

Image: Jacob Dahlgren Porto 1968 2011, Cloths Hangers and Aluminium, 190 x 300cm Photo: Colin Davison, Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK.

Artist Talk and Exhibition Tour: Jacob Dahlgren colour-time-structure

Tuesday 23 October 2012 6.30pm-8.00pm

Workplace Gallery, The Old Post Office, 19/21 West Street, Gateshead, NE8 1AD

Hosted by Contemporary Art Society North East

Join us next Tuesday for a talk by Swedish artist Jacob Dahlgren, and a tour of his first UK solo exhibition colour-time-structure at Workplace Gallery.

Dahlgren's materials are often banal and quotidian, objects for everyday use produced for another purpose than art; plastic clothes-hangers, yoghurt containers, dartboards, coloured pens, mirrors, silk ribbons and so forth. Far from being read as trash, Dahlgren's formal language refers back to visual experiences which are reminiscent of various artistic modes of the twentieth century such as Constructivism, Op Art, Minimal Art and Pop Art.

Born in Stockholm in 1970, his recent exhibitions include Units of Measurements, Skärets Konsthall, Sweden; Forward, Back, Right, Left, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle USA; It's a Set-up, KIASMA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland; Altered, Stitched and Gathered, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center/MoMA, New York. Dahlgren represented Sweden in the Nordic Pavilion at the 2007 Venice Biennale. He lives and works in Stockholm.

Please RSVP, stating whether you a bringing a guest, to / 07815 830 182