Parasol Unit

Cecilia Edefalk and Gunnel Wåhlstrand

22 Nov 2011 - 12 Feb 2012

© Gunnel Wåhlstrand
By the Window, 2003–2004, ink-wash on paper
151 x 198 cm
The Michael Storåkers Collection.
Photograph Björn Larsson
Time and Memory
22 November, 2011 – 12 February, 2012

On 22 November 2011, Parasol unit will preview an exhibition dedicated to two contemporary Swedish artists, Cecilia Edefalk and Gunnel Wåhlstrand. Since the late 1980s, Cecilia Edefalk has been one of Sweden’s leading and most sought-after artists both at home and abroad. Following Gunnel Wåhlstrand’s acclaimed graduation exhibition at the Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm, in 2003, her work has featured in numerous exhibitions in Europe and overseas.

Cecilia Edefalk’s paintings emerge as a network of repetitions, reproductions and historical memory. Often reflecting her own process-oriented practice, Edefalk’s scenarios carve out haunting exchanges between past and present, in which unexpected connections unfold with sudden clarity.

Memory is at the core of Gunnel Wåhlstrand’s work as well. The artist’s photo-realistic black-ink drawings are a deeply private and meticulously reconstructed documentation of her personal history. Having shown a series of large-scale ink drawings that re-created photographs from her father’s early childhood in her 2003 graduation exhibition at the Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm, Wåhlstrand continues to investigate other motifs from her family photograph albums.

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