August 30 – October 13, 2012
Galleri Charlotte Lund is pleased to present our second solo exhibition with Klas Hällerstrand.
On view in the exhibition ”Nejd” are sculptural works in varying size and material. Elements that may seem to come from a household, like the two black larger wall pieces depicting a section from a facade or the flickering tablecloth thats about to come off the table, intermingle with those of more naturalistic character, lika a tree trunk draped in Swedish lovikka yarn.
The starting point of the exhibition is the bird siberian jay that is common in the north parts of Sweden and is a bold and sociable bird according to the artist. The new body of work revolve around relationships, both to people and places. Context and origin are perceived as prominent and it gives the whole exhibition a layer of melancholy.
Klas Hällerstrand (b.1979, Piteå, Sweden) lives and works in Luleå. He received a Master of Fine Art-degree at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå University in 2008 where he also was awarded the Umeå City Grant. The artist has had a solo show at Luleå Konsthall in 2010 and taken part in group exhibitions at Kalmar konstmuseum and Västerås konstmuseum. In 2011 he was awarded the Rubus Arcticus culture grant. Klas Hällerstrand is represented in the collection of the National Public Art Coucil Sweden.
During the exhibition the gallery will organise an artist talk with Klas Hällerstrand and an invited guest.
Press images are available on request.
Please join us at the opening reception Thursday, August 30th, 6 – 8 pm. Welcome!