An exhibition with a drawing workshop during the vernissage – Saturday 28 April kl 13.00
In Jenny Soep’s installation #WakingThoughts, the artist explores catharsis, honesty and vulnerability, daily ritual, post-digital creativity and human connection. It is a collection of daily drawings made with a simple set of rules and materials.
Aware that dreams can be a signifier of our mental state as well as a resource with which to work from, Jenny Soep has made a simple set of rules for a daily drawing practice. Intended to create a private space of meditation, reflection and creativity that functions as an exorcism for negativity, #wakingthoughts is loosely inspired by Julia Cameron’s exercise ‘Morning Papers’ from her book ‘The Artist’s Way’, and becomes a ritual to start the day well.
Some common themes have been uncovered via Jenny’s drawings – being an aging woman nearing the end of her fertility, other people’s disappointment, alternative gender roles, of time passing, regrets and relationships, and of existing as though within a body of water – to be moved, supported or swum against.
For the exhibition at Kolonin, Jenny will be drawing directly in the window, recreating certain pages from a collection that goes back to 2016.
These drawings, (mostly) continuously created between May 22 2016 – February 2017 – are viewable on instagram the same day and date they were created – if you want to have more clues of what they were about, read the #hashtags – www.instagram.com/
Utställningen ordnas i samarbete med Konstfrämjandet Värmland.