Siobhán Hapaska at Andréhn-Schiptjenko
May 12 – June 23, 2016
Andréhn-Schiptjenko is proud to present Siobhán Hapaska’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. The opening takes place on Thursday May 12 between 5-8 pm and the exhibition runs through June 23.
Hapaska has over the past two decades created original and formally complex work difficult to categorize. Moving effortlessly between abstraction and figuration the viewer is ultimately left with the space her sculptures and installations leave for the imagination, allowing for a more abstract reflection. Her practice has long been known and celebrated for its diverse vocabulary of organic and synthetic materials, its complex layering of narrative and its immaculately crafted, descriptive detail. In late 2014 she was awarded the prestigious New City Art Prize ”for her beautiful, unsettling and very individual work” for which the jury admired the coherence of her work over an extended period.
In the exhibition, a wolf, an olive tree and circumstances is a large-scale work where an uprooted olive tree is suspended, by means of military ratchet straps, to a complex structure made of fur covered aluminium tubing and forged scaffold fittings. A small motor creates movement and the work trembles in unsettling ways. The unspoken trauma of the uprooted tree and the seemingly logical structure of horizontal and vertical rods make the work oscillate between the animate and the inanimate to create a third, mutant, form, one that engages all senses and expands our notion of sculpture.
Without directly addressing political issues Hapaska’s work oftentimes references issues of territory and cultural identity, alienation and solitude, not without hopefulness and an element of humour. The olive tree, a recurrent element generally associated with peace and human resilience, has symbolic value for Islam, Christianity and Judaism alike. Read more…
Siobhán Hapaska at Andréhn-Schiptjenko May 12 – June 23, 2016 Andréhn-Schiptjenko is proud to present Siobhán Hapaska’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. The opening takes place on Thursday May 12 between 5-8 pm and the exhibition runs through June 23. Hapaska has over the past two decades created original and formally complex work difficult (Read more…)
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