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How to make a garden? Frida Hansen

and contemporary art

Stavanger kunstmuseum 2015

Group show with Maren Dagny Juell and

Liv Tandrevold Eriksen

 

Silver Drops on a Floating Ground

Acrylic on canvas, 200 x 120 cm

Cut-out mirror, 200 x 120 cm

Ingrid Toogood’s installation is entitled Sølvdråper på flytende bunn (Silver Drops on a Floating Ground). The work consists of four paintings and a perforated mirror. The vertical formats are inspired by those of Hansen’s transparent portières. Toogood’s work came about through her effort to translate Hansen’s transparent weaving technique into painting. She has been inspired by motifs of phenomena that are eternal yet floating, for example the starry sky, water and reflections in water. In some places we find direct references to Hansen’s works. We recognize, for instance, the circular shapes in Summer Night’s Dream, and the cut-out shapes in the perforated mirror have a clear relation to the Dandelions tapestry. Hansen’s ornamentation and selected motifs are starting points for exploring the relation between the mirror and the painted surfaces.

Text by

Hanne Beate Ueland

Director at Stavanger kunstmuseum

 

Photo: Christopher Jonassen

Supported by Norsk kulturråd