The Adams Square Mini Park Gas Station’s exhibit “Disassemblage” by artist Maria Björkdahl will be on display through June 9.
Björkdahl is a Swedish Moroccan visual artist based in Los Angeles. Her art practice centers on ideas of unearthing multiple layers and buried memories. She uses materiality and process to excavate ideas of hidden meanings, allowing for a wide range of interpretations.
In this body of work, she makes paintings out of manipulated cotton duck, by cutting and unraveling the threads that hold the canvas together and then re-assembling the material into biomorphic shapes that are painted with oil and/or acrylic.
To learn more about Björkdahl, visit mariabjorkdahl.com.
First published in the May 20 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.