Alyson Shotz, Rolf Hanson, "Market 2018"

, April 12 - April 15, 2018

Galleri Andersson/Sandström is delighted to present sculptures by Alyson Shotz and
paintings by Rolf Hanson at MARKET Art Fair 2018.

Welcome to our booth number 31!

Liljevalchs Konsthall
Djurgårdsvägen 60
Opening Hours:
Friday 12–19
Saturday 12–18
Sunday 12–18


Images from the exhibition

Alyson Shotz’s (b.1964) breakthrough came with her piece The shape of Space (2004) that was part of the group exhibition The Shapes of Space at the Guggenheim Museum New York in 2007. Soon after the exhibition The Guggenheim Museum acquired the piece to their collection. In The Shape of Space Shotz created a large, undulating, vertical surface from thousands of hand-cut magnifying lenses, with the concentric grooves of the lenses both magnifying and refracting light. A painter early on, Shotz began in the late 1990s to integrate sculpture into her practice, which explores an interest in nature and the identity of space. With her unique palette of materials such as glass, optical lenses, piano strings and beads she explores the overlap between object and human perception. In both 1999 and 2010, Shotz was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant; in 2004, she was the recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in painting. Her sculptures have been installed in solo and group presentations at a range of international institutions such as Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas and Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY amongst others. Galleri Andersson has been representing Alison Shotz since 2011 and has exhibited her work in three solo exhibitions. In the summer of 2019 Galleri Andersson/Sandström in collaboration with the Swedish Royal Court, will produce an extensive outdoor sculpture exhibition with Alison Shotz at the Royal Djurgården in Stockholm. 

Shotz was born in Glendale, Arizona, US. After parallel studies in geology and art she took her B.F.A. at the Rhode Island School of Design and M.F.A. at the University of Washington. Alyson Shotz work is represented in public collections as Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, Louis Vuitton, Kobe, Japan, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. Shotz is based in New York but works globally with exhibitions and special projects.

Rolf Hanson
(b. 1953) is a key figure in Swedish Art History and has been a painter per se his entire career since he began in the early 1980s. His work is known by its great artistic freedom as he uses unquestionable technical skill as well as a thorough carefulness while acting out a respectful disrespect for the various stylistic traditions and conventions of traditional painting. Rolf Hanson possesses an incomparable feeling for the interaction between color and form, light and shadow. His paintings has a certain weightiness and unity, force and vitality which is coupled with an intangible something. Something that reaches towards another dimension - a dimension of the inexplicable.
Rolf Hanson is never convenient; he does not dwell on what is reliable or admired.
He rather takes steps to ensure that he remains open and in quest of new terrain, yet to be explored.
In the end of Lars Nittve’s essay for Hanson’s exhibition at Rooseum in 1995 (which Nittve curated), he writes:

”…To Hanson, though, the main question is likely something different: how to find the precise point of resistance, of friction, of dissonance, that will allow him once again to put the maximum pressure on convention – on painting; that will make you feel that the art’s narrow constraints are about to burst wide open; or to use a well-worn but wonderful cliché, that will make the art sing”.

Rolf Hanson was educated at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm 1974-79 and debuted in 1981 with an exhibition at Galleri Blanche in Stockholm. Hanson has since then exhibited extensively at institutions such as Moderna Museet, Stockholm 1985, ROSC 88, Dublin 1988, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö 1995, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf 1998 and Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg 2006. He represented Sweden at the Venice Biennale in 1988 in the first Nordic Pavilion and won the first prize in the Carnegie Art Award 1999.

Rolf Hansson’s work is represented in public collections such as Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Kiasma, Helsingfors, Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo, Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Borås Konstmuseum, Norrköpings Museum, Helsingborgs konstmuseers samling, Kiasma, Helsingfors, Östergötlands Konstmuseum, Sundsvalls Konstmuseum, Västerås Konstmuseum, Nyköpings konstmuseum, Blekinge länsmuseum and Henna and Pertti Niemistö Collection of Contemporary Art.


Hudiksvallsgatan 6, 113 30 STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN +46 (0)8 324990. Open Tue–Fri 11–18, Sat 12–16
V:a Strandgatan 9, 903 26 UMEÅ, SWEDEN +46 (0)90 144990. Open by appointment.  /  Our fb-page Instagram G.A.S. on YouTube SGF