META ISÆUS-BERLIN “UP TO THE SURFACE” –
A RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION OF PAINTING AT THE BOHUSLÄN MUSEUM
A whole new body of work will be presented alongside the older pieces, giving a thorough introduction to the artist’s oeuvre.
An extensive catalogue has been produced for the exhibition, with texts by Johan Börjesson, Inger Hansson Danared, Meta Isæus-Berlin, Ann Martens, Monica Nieckels, Katarina Wadstein Macleod, Niclas Östlind. The exhibition at Bohusläns museum lasts until May 28 and will then continue to Linköpings konsthall Passagen 9 June – 19 August 2012
Meta Isæus-Berlin’s own words about the exhibitions:
When I came to the gallery, I immediately saw the potential of the rooms.
The large spaces invited me to travel in time.
The gap between the two rooms represented the 8 years during which I didn’t even pick up the paint brush.
In these rooms, the exhibition spans, starting with “My first oil painting” from 1980, and ending with “The blossoming fruit tree in the grotto/Blossoming fruit tree on dark ground (Hill)” which I completed this year.
The oblong room, much like a portrait gallery in which old rows of balloon-pant-clad kings would hang.
My friends and my family have helped to co-create this project, which in itself is a micro time capsule.