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Lodd og Frie Fugleflokker Elin Igland: Detalj, Lodd og Frie Fugleflokker, I (2017) Foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen

Elin Igland
Lodd og Frie Fugleflokker

14. September -15. October

Weights and Free Flocks of Birds

We are pleased to welcome you to an exhibition by Elin Igland at SOFT Gallery, Thursday, 14 September, 6-8 pm. The exhibition will be officially opened by the artist Unn Sønju.

The exhibition comments on the ability of a weaving to keep strands of yarn under control. Chaos emerges in the absence of this control. Igland, in her works, relinquishes the loom in order to explore the extent to which the concept of freedom in a weaving can be stretched before it dissolves and no longer is a weaving. The works are completed in the gallery space and are anchored in the walls and ceiling to hold them upright. She explores what the mounting of a work can say about the identity it receives. Her works therefore move away from the wall and the two-dimensional surface and take place in the exhibition space as three-dimensional sculptures. Instead of viewing the weaving as pictures, we find ourselves surrounded by them. As the boundaries of individual works are erased, we are drawn into a physical world of thread.

‘The calm and mediation I dare claim many associate with weaving are unknown to me. For me, weaving is like a physical battle with materials. It requires large movements with my whole body. I need to work quickly, to have a high level of energy, and be able to make intuitive decisions throughout the work process’, says Igland.

Igland’s works consist primarily of wool and a type of elastic, expanding nylon fibre. Material experiments are an important part of her process of creating a visual expression. The yarn’s elasticity and volume also play important roles.

Elin Igland (b. 1982) lives and works in Grimstad. She studied at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, earning an MA in 2013. She has held several solo exhibitions, among others, at Agder Kunstsenter, Kristiansand; Arendal Kunstforening, Arendal; Prosjektrommet, Trafo Kunsthall, Asker; Grimstad Kunstforening, Grimsatad; and at Kampen Visningsrom, Oslo. She has participated in numerous group and collective exhibitions. We make due to mention the 20th anniversary exhibition for Sørlandets Kunstmuseum, the Høstutstilling at Lillesand Kunstforening, the regional exhibition Sørlandsutstillingen and ‘Hatch’ at ARTendal in Arendal. Igland is represented in the collection of Sørlandets Kunstmuseum. In 2016 she initiated the project ‘Soft Moments’, in collaboration with Ana Paula Garzia at Sørlandets Kunstmuseum. She has also received several grants, among others, a three-year work stipend (2017).


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Lodd og Frie Fugleflokker

Elin Igland: Lodd og Frie Fugleflokker I
Foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen

Lodd og Frie Fugleflokker

Elin Igland: Lodd og Frie Fugleflokker, II &I (2017)
Foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen

Lodd og Frie Fugleflokker

Elin Igland: Lodd og Frie Fugleflokker II & III (2017)
Foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen

Lodd og Frie Fugleflokker

Elin Igland: Lodd og Frie Fugleflokker, III (2017)
Foto: Øystein Thorvaldsen