Index 19: Elisabeth Frieberg

9 March 2016, 19:00–22:00

Elisabeth Frieberg

Index 19 presents new works by Elisabeth Frieberg, including a new work, “Untitled Bar Painting (Taos, God, Yellow Mica)”, made to hang over the marble counter in Index’ front space.

“In 2014 I saw the Henri Matisse exhibition ‘The Cut-Outs’ at MoMA in New York. My interest for the image awoke again. The white areas between the figures where the most active empty spaces I had seen. At that time I had been painting in my studio having the idea of raw canvas being both empty and representing something. It could simply be another color or, for example, naked skin on legs surrounding a stylized picture of a pair of briefs. Looking at Matisse’s cut-outs also renewed my interest for the line.

I have drawn the lines in this new series of work with tape, creating empty spaces but also shapes, movements and rhythm. The method made it possible to put together the two layers of abstraction I have been working with for some years, creating a new kind of image. I have partially worked blindly since most of the image is being taken away from the painting when I peal of the tape.” (Elisabeth Frieberg)

Elisabeth Frieberg (b.1977) lives and works in Stockholm. Frieberg received her Master’s degree in Fine Art from Umeå Art Academy in 2010. She will present further works from the series in her upcoming second solo exhibition at NAU Gallery, Stockholm.

Index 19 is a weekly events series in Index’ front space. Presenting single works, films, readings and discursive events, the aim is to create a space for dialogue with our surrounding community and visitors. Index 19 is a flexible program initiative, with one night or returning events by international artists and Stockholm-based initiatives.

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