Opening Reception: Thursday 7-11pm, May 29, 2014
Show open by appointment from May 30 – June 1, 2014
This show is an extension of that experience living in Göteborg.
In 2011 I relocated to Göteborg, Sweden and experienced daily life in a country I had often heard and read about in utopian terms. Through working as an artist and exhibiting in Sweden I came to understand how social programming, urban design and architecture constructs both successful and unsuccessful urban outcomes. This was greatly exemplified by the 1960s residential project responsible for the compact apartment I was living in, Miljonprogrammet (Million Homes Program). In this environment, and through my interest in unique, diminutive living spaces, change and cultural idiosyncrasies, my work developed an inner language that dealt with the relationships of small spaces, particularly small frames and formats. I leaned on the notion of generative grammar with the goal of creating models of relationships through architecting abstraction.
Monika Loevenmark is a Master of Architecture Candidate at UBC SALA, holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art & Design and has studied at Central Saint Martins College in London, UK. She has shown in Canada, USA, England, Sweden and Japan and is included in the collection of the Government of Canada. She recently spent a year living on the west coast of Sweden in Göteborg exploring Scandinavian art and her heritage.
“Nytt Ljus”, which is Swedish for New light.