The Norwegian artist works across painting, sculpture and poetry, exploiting the chance element of working with found materials. Ekblad’s current exhibition at BALTIC, Gateshead, is her first solo presentation in the UK, and includes a selection of new and recent paintings and sculpture. The show centres upon a group of sculptures designed as a stage set for Constellations 2012, a play by British writer Nick Payne which explores the notion that everything you can imagine is simultaneously happening in a parallel universe. The set’s twisted metal, basketballs, fishing nets, flowers and large white gates guarded by alien figures inhabit the exhibition space.
Ida Ekblad, BALTIC, Gateshead
Brian Griffiths; Bill Murray, BALTIC
The vast space of BALTIC’s Level 4 gallery provides the venue for a solo exhibition by Brian Griffiths that plays with scale, size and the idea of measurement. Bill Murray: a story of distance, size and sincerity takes inspiration from the contrast between interior life and public image.
Omer Fast, Present Continuous, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
BALTIC presents the first solo UK exhibition by Omer Fast, best known for his video works that question the conventions of storytelling, media reportage and historical representation.