February 7 – June 6, 2004
Curator: David Neuman
For six years, from 1973 to 1979, the artist LG Lundberg devoted himself entirely to painting one single motif, fences against a dark background. The fence motif eventually evolved into a shape which he turned into objects and sculptures.
David Neuman, curator of the exhibition and director of Magasin 3:
Now that Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall is featuring LG Lundberg’s fence paintings, it is like rediscovering a forgotten, unique and extremely condensed oeuvre from this period. The works from those six years have never before been exhibited comprehensively.
This exhibition presents 50 fence paintings and objects, together with works that can be seen as a prelude to the fence period. Before LG Lundberg devoted himself to fences, he made detailed paintings influenced by pop art and neo-realism. Today, he is known primarily for his paintings of the Stockholm archipelago, characterised by formal and coloristic reductions and a photographic quality. LG Lundberg’s unrelenting work on one single motif in the 1970s stands out in the history of Swedish art. His enterprise is fascinating but also provokes questions.
As Olle Granath comments:
There is a rich plurality, and deciding one’s own position – within or without – grows increasingly difficult. The question is if one is fenced in or fenced out. But the artist has found his answer, he has found poetic licence, regardless of which side of the fence he is on.
About the artist
LG Lundberg has been frequently exhibited since the mid-1960s. In 2003 he had solo shows at the Konsthall in Hishult and Gallerie Flach in Stockholm. He has also exhibited abroad, in Finland, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain and Germany. Lundberg is represented in several collections, including those of Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Moderna Museet,Stockholm, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm and the Gothenburg Museum of Art.
In conjunction with the exhibition a richly illustrated catalogue will be published, with texts by Olle Granath, former director of Statens Konstmuseer, and Elisabeth Millqvist, assistant curator at Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall.
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