March 27, 2014 - Malmö Konsthall - Lars Englund and Gerry Johansson
March 27, 2014

Lars Englund and Gerry Johansson

Left: Lars Englund, Teorem. Right: Gerry Johansson, Pontiac, Green Street.

Lars Englund: Sculpture
Gerry Johansson: Photography

5 April–15 June 2014

Press preview: Thursday, April 3, 11am
Opening: Saturday, April 5, 11am–5pm

Malmö Konsthall
S:t Johannesgatan 7
SE-205 80 Malmö
Sweden

www.konsthall.malmo.se

Lars Englund: Sculpture
Lars Englund presents new works under the working title Teorem together with earlier works from the series “Borderlines.” 

Lars Englund has chosen this quotation from Omkonst by Susanne Slöör to describe one on the works from the series “Borderlines”: 

“The magnificent air globe that forms part of the heart of the exhibition is transformed into a powerful ritual sword dance, in which only the cuts in the air are visible, in alternating green and orange. But whereas the laser duel between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker or battles in films like Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon tend towards overwrought kitsch, Englund’s dance with the blades is as pure and pared down as a haiku poem. The sudden movements and intricacies of the airborne rhythms arise when the regular shapes are placed closely together and the visual depth is eliminated. In my view this is a magnificent display of how we can display the impulse towards life. That life which is created and recreated out of the repetition of the small component, under the influence of the spirit’s structure and the body’s manufacture in constant mutual exchange.” 

Lars Englund (b. 1933) lives and works in Stockholm and Jonstorp, Skåne. He is an autodidact and has had many exhibitions in Sweden and other countries since 1949.

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Gerry Johansson: Photography
Gerry Johansson is a representative of classic black-and-white photography. In the course of his artistic career he has consistently photographed cities and landscapes, resulting in a number of exhibitions and books. Looking back upon his photographic works, we encounter both urban environments and the countryside in various geographical locations. Johansson is more interested in the impressions left by humans than in humans themselves. Using unadorned and thoughtful imagery, he describes everyday life, and things that could easily pass unnoticed. 

Gerry Johansson never arranges his images. Instead, he discovers a city or landscape, wanders around, and tries to convey a fair sense of the place through his photographs. His images are clearly carefully composed. The photographs are often taken at eye level, with a constant focal length, and the processing is always done with analogue methods in the darkroom. This exhibition showcases three series: “Ulan Bator,” “Pontiac” and “Småland.” 

Gerry Johansson (b. 1945) studied graphic design at Konstindustriskolan in Göteborg (now the School of Design and Crafts at the University of Gothenburg) and then worked as a graphic designer. He was one of the founders of the magazines Aktuell Fotografi and Fotografiskt Album as well as the photographic book series Aktuell fotolitteratur. In the mid-1980s he became a full-time freelance photographer. He had his first solo exhibition at Moderna Museet in Stockholm in 1982 and was most recently exhibited at Malmö Konsthall in 1992.

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