Welcome to the opening reception on Friday February 17th, 6-9pm
Gallery Box presents the duo exhibition Copy copy copy with Hanne Mago Wiklund and Simon Rydén. Through our open-call the gallery board gets introduced to numerous interesting artists, many of which we previously did not know and others more familiar. It is a great opportunity for us to discover new contexts and tendencies amongst the applicants. Working with the open call, the board became very curious about the aesthetic and thematic links between the two interesting young artists, Rydén and Mago Wiklund and we are now happy to announce their duo exhibition.
COPY COPY COPY
Both Magos and Rydéns work takes its starting point in studies of the inconspicuous object, but from that point on they go their separate ways. Mago works with ceramic castings while Rydén is engaged in a photographic process. Their work connects once more in the common interest in differences and repetition / representation and recurrence. Magos practice provides near-perfect copies of the originals reproduced in ceramics while Rydén is interested in the lines of a printers failed reproduction.
Simon Rydén has a background in photography and has recently investigated what could be summarized as the photographic gesture. He received his MA in photography at the Valand Academy in 2015. Simon has shown at Gallery Mors Mössa (2015) and Göteborgs Konsthall (2015). He has received a grant from Konstnärsnämnden (2012), been awarded Mannheimer Award (2015) and a Iaspis residency scholarship (2016).
Hanne Mago Wiklund lives and works in Stockholm, and received her MFA from Konstfack, Ceramics & Glass. Two important aspects of her work is the transformation and materiality, a ceramic trompe l’oeil. Hanne has had exhibitions during the World Design Capital 2016 in Taiwan, Avesta Art (2015) Young Swedish Form (2014/15) Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition (2014) and received Konstnärsnämndens assistentstipendium (2014).