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Soft Links, Local Positions "Rekonstruert sommer." Detalj. Foto: Olav Bjørkum.

Aud Bækkelund
Soft Links, Local Positions

7 May - 7 June 2015

The exhibition will be officially opened by textile artist and art historian Runa Boger.

We are pleased to present new works by Aud Bækkelund, in an exhibition that includes installations, a sculptural object and works relating both to the wall and the room. Common to all these works is that the artist has appropriated used materials and readymades, things that by virtue of previous use, are loaded with content and history.

This is a poetic, atmospheric exhibition. Bækkelund invites us to make our own associations, to create our own interpretations and stories about what we see. All the works have something recognizable about them, yet they also trigger surprise because they consist of mundane items combined in unexpected ways.

Bækkelund is inspired by the poetic qualities of everyday materials and the objects with which we surround ourselves. She often uses low-status materials, for instance clothes hangers, old clothing and thread spools, exploring their possibilities as artistic visual languages – their ability to communicate about what is written between the lines of ordinary language. We also sense an involvement with environmental issues, through the use of materials that would normally be considered garbage in our (over-) consumer society.

Born and raised in Furnes in Hedmark, Aud Bækkelund graduated from SHKD – National College of Art and Design, Bergen (hovedfag, 1989), and has since lived and worked in Norheimsund in Hordaland. She has held solo exhibitions at Kunstnerforbundet and Ram Galleri, both of which are in Oslo, and at selected galleries and art centres in Stavanger, Trondheim and Bergen. Bækkelund has participated in juried, annual shows such as Høstutstillingen, Vestlandsutstillingen, Kunsthåndverk (organized by the Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts), and other group exhibitions at home and abroad. She is currently participating in the 5th International Textile and Fibre Art Triennial in Riga. Bækkelund has received numerous stipends, and her works have been purchased by Arts Council Norway and the National Museum in Oslo.

Translation: Arlyne Moi.

http://www.audbaekkelund.no/

Soft Links, Local Positions

“Rekonstruert sommer” og “Starry, starry night.”
Foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen.

Soft Links, Local Positions

“Å praktisere uendelighet” og “Spektrale muligheter.”
Foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen.

Soft Links, Local Positions

“Å lokalisere hjemløsheten.”
Foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen.

Soft Links, Local Positions

“Rekonstruert sommer.”
Foto: Olav Bjørkum.

Soft Links, Local Positions

“Spektrale muligheter.”
Foto: Olav Bjørkum.

Soft Links, Local Positions

Oversiktsbilde av utstilling.
Foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen