In her third solo exhibition at the gallery, Linda Hofvander presents a new project titled The Space of Things that stems from a residency at IASPIS which took part during the winter of 2020/2021. The exhibition includes new photographic work together with objects and a large-scale wallpaper which all relate to aspects of the house she grew up in.
Linda Hofvander’s new colour photographs show textiles in various shapes, stretched flat and pinned against a white wall. Each image is almost filled by a slightly worn, brightly coloured, but faded cloth with a 70’s or early 80’s feel: yellow, red, pink, green, blue and a light baby blue. Each cloth is made up of smaller parts from a larger piece, perhaps a sheet or a curtain, that have been stitched together to form distinct, geometric shapes. The sharp photographs are taken from a straight angle and in spite of the flatness of the motif, the tactile textures of the textiles are present in a sensuous way.
–Magnus af Petersens
A small publication will be released in connection to the exhibition, with a text by Magnus af Petersens, curator and writer, and design by Waters Löwenhielm. The exhibition runs to 30 April.
Linda Hofvander (born 1978) holds an MFA from The School of Photography, Gothenburg University, and a BFA in Photography from London College of Communication. Hofvander has exhibited at Moderna Museet, Artipelag, Hasselblad Center, Borås Museum of Modern Art, Galleri Format, Malmö, Kunstnerernas Hus and MELK Gallery, Oslo, and at Konstepidemin, Gothenburg. She is represented in the collections of Moderna Museet, Public Art Agency Sweden, Gothenburg City Council, Region Uppsala, Region Skåne, Örebro County Museum and Tore A Jonasson Foundation.
Image above: Linda Hofvander, The Stairs, 2021, pigment print, whitewashed frame, museum glass, 103 x 133 cm, edition of 5.