A group show including Alfredo Aceto, Nicola Martini, and Linnéa Sjöberg, opening July 14 and running through August 25, 2017. As If We Never Said Goodbye presents positions in contemporary sculpture. The three selected artists, sharing an interest in object translation via simulated industry-influenced processes, hold independent perspectives on object-oriented ontology, from the tangible archeological and geological to the more intimate chronological and psychological. Throughout the artworks presented in As If We Never Said Goodbye, and as the song’s lyric states, there exists a certain “magic in the making” that implies mystery, a ritualistic unknown or sentimental skepticism.
“The series, titled “Inälvornas Dans (The Inward Dance)” incorporates dried skin parchment made from cowhide. The material – a waste product in the production of leather – bears reference to industrial process and fabrication, while resembling qualities of the human body, internal and external membranes. Sjöberg embalms objects and material from her everyday life: clothing, tools, fur and wood are wrapped wet in the transparent skin then forced together tightly, re-configuring themselves as necessary, to fit within the bound unit, as it dries.” – Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin