Collected Stories by LOCUS at Luda gallery in St.Petersburg
In this group exhibition in St.Petersburg I exhibit the 210 cm x 70 cm drawing "Tupilaq Totem" and a Tupilaq object made of jawbone, feather and wood. The exhibition is created by Locus and also include the artists Javier Barrios, Amelia Beavis-Harrison, Thale Fastvold and Marianne Darlen Solhaugstrand.
Farrah Karapetian wrote about my work in this blogpost where she is contemplating scale in art:
"The shape of the paper support for the drawing – its narrow linearity – is also of course appropriate for the notion of totem, and totem I did see before hearing that that was the work’s title. The drawing has the essence of an exquisite corpse – that subconscious practice of conjoining unrelated forms – and something also of the essence of the tattoo – that compound pictograph in which a mermaid’s tale is linked to the skull of a harpy or an hourglass becomes a weeping face. All of these associations hint at ritual, and the value of an object associated with magic – something that one might want to clutch closely from place to place."