Lisa Larson: Unikat

20.1 - 2.3
Lisa Larson - Unikat
Opening reception on Saturday, January 20, from 12-4 pm.

>> Discover the artworks in the exhibition
 

Gallerist Helle Knudsen's collaboration with Lisa Larson (b.1931, Härlunda) has spanned almost 40 years; the last exhibition was in the autumn of 2008. Now, 16 years later, she returns to the gallery with the solo show 'Unikat'. The original works in the exhibition stretch back to 1976 and give you, as a visitor, a unique opportunity to follow Larson's artistic journey. Each piece tells a story, and together, they create a diverse and impressive collection.

Lisa began her career in the 1950s. She was educated at Slöjdföreningens skola, now the University of Design and Crafts, in Gothenburg 1949–54 and was discovered by Stig Lindberg when one of her works won a prize in a Scandinavian design competition. He invited her to work for a year at Gustavsbergs Fabriker, where he was artistic director. She remained there for twenty-six years.

Maintaining her artistic freedom, she developed significant expertise in creating solid forms suitable for moulding. The technical support at the factory was such that Lisa could propose new recipes for clays and glazes, which contributed to her distinguishing herself as one of the most innovative Swedish ceramicists in the post-war period.

Lisa has made artwork for public environments, such as Lundbyskolan and Sahlgrenska Sjukhuset in Gothenburg and Nacka Sjukhus and Bergshamraskolan in Solna. She is represented at the National Museum and the Nordic Museum in Stockholm, the Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg, and museums in Norway, Italy, Austria, Germany, and Japan.

Lisa LarsonLisa Larson, Apple picker1982. Stoneware, 25.5 x 6.5 x 6.5 cm

Lisa LarsonLisa Larson, Outstretched leg, 2002. Stoneware, 17.5 x 20 x 11 cm

Lisa LarsonLisa Larson, Bedside talk, 1999. Stoneware, 15 x 23 x 15 cm

 

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