Press Release / Per Kirkeby / Sunday Pictures
Exhibition period: 17 March - 14 May 2016
Galleri Bo Bjerggaard is proud to present the exhibition Sunday Pictures opening Thursday 17 March. For the first time since Per Kirkeby’s accident in early 2013, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard is showing a range of new silk screen prints titled Sunday Pictures and a series of unique prints created during the same period.
In the catalogue accompanying the exhibition, Geology professor and friend of Per Kirkeby, Minik Rosing, tells us about a Sunday in Delphi spent together with the artist. He describes the force and the courage that lies behind the artist returning to his work: “…if you start to fight already Monday morning, you can find yourself in a new version in a changed world. Per’s Sunday pictures are monuments of the commitment to ability and the need to live, even when life for God knows what time has knocked you down and taken away the skills you thought defined your inner self.”
Sunday Pictures have been produced in Jørgens Hansen’s silk screen work shop, a place where Kirkeby has been developing new artworks throughout some time. The pieces acknowledge and reference the earlier series of prints titled Hansentryk from 2009, as well as earlier blackboard works by the artist. At the same time they bear witness to new visual experiments.
The exhibition consists of 10 original silk screen prints in 3-6 colors, each in an edition of 18 all signed and numbered, as well as 7 unique silk screen prints, all works have hand colored backgrounds. The exhibition catalogue consists of images of the Sunday Pictures, images from Jørgen Hansen’s silk screen work shop and a text by Minik Rosing.