Emma Helle

Early Wild Fruit Cake

Stockholm

May 15 – June 29, 2019

Emma Helle

Sottobosco, 2019

Glazed and gilded stoneware

68h x 55w x 40d cm

26.77h x 21.65w x 15.75d inches

EH013

Emma Helle
The Pear Tree, 2019
Glazed and gilded stoneware
60h x 40w x 35d cm
23.62h x 15.75w x 13.78d inches
EH012

Emma Helle

Cloudbanker, 2019

Glazed and gilded stoneware

47h x 60w x 35d cm

18.50h x 23.62w x 13.78d inches

EH010

Emma Helle 

Medusa of the Woods, 2019

Glazed and gilded stoneware

63h x 30w x 30d cm

24.80h x 11.81w x 11.81d inches

EH014

Emma Helle 

Posy, 2019

Glazed and gilded stoneware

Framed: 40h x 30w x 30d cm

15.75h x 11.81w x 11.81d inches

EH015

Emma Helle 

Cornucopia, 2019

Glazed and gilded stoneware

26h x 11w x 9d cm

10.24h x 4.33w x 3.54d inches

EH016

Emma Helle

Medusa of Pears, 2019

Glazed and gilded stoneware

30h x 15w x 15d cm

11.81h x 5.91w x 5.91d inches

EH011

新闻稿

Emma Helle: Early Wild Fruitcake
Galerie Forsblom Stockholm
May 17–August 11, 2019
Opening in the presence of the artist, May 16, 5–7pm

 

Galerie Forsblom is pleased to present a new series of ceramic works by sculptor Emma Helle in the gallery studio. In Helle’s work, marginalized and peripheral characters excluded from the main narratives in art historical works are elevated and put to the fore. Visually appealing employing a palette bringing life’s small pleasures to mind, the works are more than meets the eye.

 

The embellished characters are each unique and expressive, and exuding an air of opulence, mischievousness and confidence. Freed from their previous secondary status, they are seemingly reveling in the spotlight. The chosen medium itself which the artist has consistently worked with for years, also bears a certain significance. Previously largely absent, clay has in recent years enjoyed a remarkable upswing by entering the established gallery spaces. In the light of things, Helle’s work can be seen as an allegory of today’s zeitgeist; the pressing matters of representation, diversity and whose stories are being told.

 

Emma Helle (b. 1979) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Finland, in 2007. Her work has since been presented in solo shows at Turku Art Museum, Turku and Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland, as well as in group shows at Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki and Espoo Museum of Modern Art EMMA, Espoo, Finland. She is represented in private and public collections including KIASMA, Helsinki Art Museum HAM and Espoo Museum of Modern Art EMMA, Espoo, Finland.