| i wish i knew how to quit you | a group show | elk glade ranch


Fabian Bergmark Näsman, Aluminium Door Handle (Fig. 45)
Solid sand cast aluminum door handle with polished surface finish

I wish I knew how campfire and fireworks

Konrad Lidén, After a long g’day
Silk and cloth

Konrad Lidén, After a long g’day
Silk and cloth

Konrad Lidén, Time to teat the hay
Silk, rope and fiberfill stuffing

Konrad Lidén, One last drag, Silk, textile and fiberfill stuffing
// Time to teat the hay, Silk, rope and fiberfill stuffing

Malin Westin, I love trucks
Silicone, expanding foam, t-shirt and resin

Malin Westin, I love trucks
Silicone, expanding foam, t-shirt and resin

Mary Furniss, In the Garden of Blasphemy
Charcoal and oil pencil on paper

solo show online, i wish i knew how to quit you
Roger Smeby, Severance
Jacquard woven tapestry

solo show online, i wish i knew how to quit you
Roger Smeby, Severance
Jacquard woven tapestry

solo show online, i wish i knew how to quit you
Roger Smeby, Severance
Jacquard woven tapestry

solo show online, i wish i knew how to quit you
Roger Smeby, Severance
Jacquard woven tapestry

Sara Gewalt, Star Boots
Ceramic and glaze

Sara Gewalt, Star Boots
Ceramic and glaze

Fabian Bergmark Näsman (b. SE) is educated at Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and Konstfack in Stockholm. Derived from the idea of recursion and hybridization, Fabian Bergmark Näsman has developed a unique artistic process where he casts sculptures from one mold to create an original piece each time through dissection and reconstruction.

Mary Furniss (b. UK) is currently based in Stockholm, Sweden. She received an MA in fine Art from Kungl. Konsthögskolan, Stockholm in 2020 and is a recipient of Konstnärsnämndens one year working Grant. She was a participant of the De Ateliers Residency program in Amsterdam, NL from 2015 to 2017 and has completed artist residencies in Finland, Sweden and Chile. Her work has been exhibited at Coulisse Gallery, Stockholm, SE, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago, CHL, Konstakademien, Stockholm, SE, Liverpool Biennale, UK and The Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK as part of New Contemporaries. Furniss is the co- founder of Kruger, a collaborative curatorial project based in Stockholm. Her first Graphic novel was published in 2021 by Persson Valijani, Umeå and released at Kummelholmen, Stockholm.

Sara Gewalt (b. SE) and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. Today she operates out of her studio in the rural parts of northern Uppsala. She holds a BFA from Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design. In Gewalt’s work we meet figures that appear to have been summoned out of the dark. Sara Gewalt’s glazed ceramic sculptures balance on a duality where the pieces seem frightening while at the same time welcoming, often as beautiful as they are unsettling. Her work stands in the borderlands between fiction and reality, conveying a primal notion of something that is ultimately deeply human. Sara’s influences often derive from nature and mysticism as well as from gothic horror and popular culture. Previous exhibitions include Cornelia Sojdelius Gallery, Riche och Gävle Konstcentrum/Art Centre.

Roger Smeby (b. SE) is currently based in Stockholm and holds an MA from The Royal Institute of Art, Sweden in 2020. He is a recipient of Konstnarnamden's artists working grant (Arbetsstipendium) and Stockholm Stads Kulturstipendium. From 2020-2021 his work was exhibited at Slussen subway Station, commissioned by Region Stockholm. He is a recipient of Den Tänkande Handen, Royal Drawing Prize and his works have been exhibited in The United States, Finland and Sweden.

Malin Westin (b. SE ) is a mixed-media artist specialized in silicone and oil painting, based in Stockholm, Sweden. She graduated with a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree from Konstfack - University of Arts, Crafts and Design in 2020. Westin uses her practice as a way to portray the consumerist world of merchandise, souvenirs and body modification that she is consciously part of. She employs satirical strategies while using references to pop culture.

Konrad Lidén (b. SE) is an artist working with soft sculpture and installation. His work engages with “everyday” objects as imagined through filters of generic tropes and cartoon fictions. Lidén has a bachelor in Textiles from Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design (Stockholm, 2021), a bachelor in Aesthetics from Södertörn University (Stockholm, 2013), and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Lauren Johnson (b. US) is an independent curator based in Stockholm and Elk Glade Ranch. Lauren approaches curating as a way to practice cross-cultural understanding while living in harmony with nature and our existence. She received her Bachelor’s in Art History at UC Berkeley, graduated from the Master's Program in Curating, including Art, Management, and Law at Stockholm University and CuratorLab at Konstfack University in Stockholm.


i wish i knew how to quit you
a one~day group show at elk glade ranch
curated by Lauren Johnson
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