Opening Thursday 16:00-19:00 the 25th of October at Galleri LOD
A proud Gallery LOD invites Stockholm, Sweden and the world beyond to an exhibition with one of the most influential hollowware makers of our time. Adi Toch comes to LOD with exquisite pieces and engaging craftpoetry. We have followed Adis development as a maker for a long time now and are proud to finally have her works at our Gallery. The Artist will be present towards the end of the exhibition. Due to sickness we will get back to you with a specific date for when Adi will be present. Show opening Thursday the 25th of October. Save the date!
The exhibition will continue until November 17th 2018.
Adi Toch explores the visual language of metal through colour, movement, sound and tactility. She makes engaging objects that investigate the embodiment of vessels and containers.
Opening on Saturday March 18, 2017 12.00 to 16.00, at Gallery LOD
LOD Proudly presents Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, The North American voice of Corpus. Myra explores and pushes the borders within the field of Metal Art. Please join us in meeting her at the opening!
Whatnot presents divergent yet connected series. A familiar object is realized abstractly — exaggerated and surreal — while retaining its reference to domestic utility. In another work, the process of making is documented in the object: time passing. Sketch, action, and image are frozen together in the constructed metal outcome. Content is in the action and the moment; the object is a document of this realization.
The exhibition will be open until April 7, 2017.
1. informal used to refer to an item or items that are not identified but are felt to have something in common with items already named. “little flashing digital displays, electric zooms and whatnots”
Vernissage 1st October 2016. Open from 12.00 to 16.00 at Gallery LOD, Stockholm.
A ‘pick and mix’ of ‘odds and sods’ from the last 5 years reveals the curiosity and attitude that Clarke brings to the field of Corpus. Clarke actively plays with the intention of breaking down some of the traditions this craft holds onto by bastardizing materials and flipping function sideways. Currently he is investigating the ancient process of casting and exploring new potential though this process. For Fit For Nothing there will be a mix of one off pieces, limited edition as well as production. Clarke develops a very distinct visual language through a wealth of covetable objects that explore differing emotional content from the down right humorous through to the deeply poignant.
David is one of the strongest metalsmiths currently working and easily the most prominent avant garde figure in the medium in the UK. Through his own studio work, he has mounted a vibrant challenge to settled assumptions about his medium. While he is capable of good craftsmanship, the value of his work is primarily expressive, conceptual and poetic. And because of his rather devilish turn of mind – he has a wicked sense of humor and satire, and an ability to poke holes in inflated values – he has had a dramatic effect in exhibition contexts here. He is like a jester in the court of contemporary craft.
Glenn Adamson, Director of the Museum of Arts & Design. NYC
The exhibition will be open until October 15th, 2016.
Opening on Saturday 7/3 12:00 to 16:00 at Gallery LOD
– Does the Devil wield a Fork? – No that’s a trident silly? – What’s a trident? – A type of fork.
LOD’s fifteen-year anniversary is all about the fork, and about our relationship with food. For this occasion we have invited all our apprentices, members and exhibitors, who have worked with us in the past, to participate in this joint exhibition.
The fork is a curious everyday item that arrived late in our culinary history, a companion for its predecessor, the spoon. Where did it come from? Who invented it? Possibly, someone with an itchy body part, unreachable by hand? Or an ogre who bit down on a spoon with his jagged teeth? Or maybe someone who just needed an implement to hold a piece of food while it was cut with a knife in the other hand.
The fork is more than a table to mouth food facilitator. Both seductive and menacing; it has its own particular danger. It has the ability to stab and puncture. It invites participation and never fails to engage.
Even in language the fork is associated with division and union. This juxtaposition is represented in the fork of a river, a tree, or a road. The phrase “to speak with a forked tongue” reveals its allegiance with mendacity and subterfuge. In short the fork is an unsolved mystery, embracing both good and evil.
Please join us, we promise an intriguing, weird and wonderful exhibition that is sure to entertain!