TURN Gallery is pleased to present Signs of Time, an exhibition of small works by Swedish artist Susanne Johansson on view in our Parlour Room. This series of 6 x 8” paintings surveys phases of the changing seasons and their transformational mastery over Sweden’s countryside. Johansson’s portraits of existing locations carry the viewer beyond the land itself speaking her silent narrative on our existence, life and transience.
“The ongoing series of small paintings have become an essential part of my process. I often reflect on how memory and meaning are connected to specific places that I return to over the years. In my travels from the south to the north of Sweden during the changing seasons certain moments become pivotal. From the polar night by the Kalix river where I grew up, to a sunset in late January by the gulf of Bothnia, a recurring memory of a winters day or the light breaking through the clouds after a storm. Revisiting various familiar environments through my palette and painterly approach reinforces the meaningful insight that we do need to belong somewhere.” - Susanne Johansson.
Susanne Johansson was born 1969 in Stråkanäs in the north of Sweden and now lives in Uppsala, Sweden. She is educated at the Royal Institute of Arts in Stockholm (1992–1997). Selected exhibitions: Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden (2021) Fullersta Gård, Huddinge, Sweden (2019), Uppsala Art Museum, Sweden (2018), Trafo Kunsthal, Norway (2018), Galleri Ping-Pong, Malmö, Sweden (2018), Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden, w. Johanna Karlsson and Petra Lindholm (2017), Hellvi Kännungs, Gotland, Sweden (2014), Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden (2015, 2012, 2009, 2007, 2004, 2002 & 1999), Volta NY, New York, US, Fred [London] (2011), Fred [London], UK (2010), Konsthallen/Kulturens Hus, Luleå, Sweden (2007), D’Ombra/The Shadow, Palazzo de Papesse, Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena and MAN/Nuoro, Italy (2006-2007), Feigen Contemporary New York, US (2006), Galeria Monica De Cardenas, Milano, Italy (2005), Prague Biennale 2, Czech Republic (2005), M’ars Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia (2005).
Signs of Time will open Thursday, May 5th with a reception with the artist from 6 - 8 pm in the Parlour Room, along with our group exhibition TEN SENTENCES. Both shows will be on view until June 11th. We are located on the 2nd floor of 32 East 68th Street NY, NY 10065. The gallery is open Wednesday – Saturday 12 - 6pm. Masks are required in the gallery. For further information, contact Annika at firstname.lastname@example.org.