An inspired piece of curatorial brainpower from Thinkspace has brought together two art collections, from Linnea Strid and Stephanie Buer, whose differences would seem the visual equivalent of chewing tin foil. Buer’s work is gritty and run-down, abandoned and lonely, evolving from a decade exploring the king of the fallen mighty, Detroit. In marked contrast, Strid’s anxiety-ridden work is on the edge in a much different way: populated by women finely balanced on the edge of tragedy. The harshness of Buer’s urban landscapes threatens to shatter Strid’s fragile subjects, like displaying a spun-sugar nest in a steel vice, but the contrast between the two serves only to heighten the effect of both.
The final image we’ve featured is from Michael Ramstead and his collection Ghosts Upon The Walls, a spooky added surprise which is haunting the Los Angeles gallery’s Project Room space concurrently. A Quiet Place runs from 2nd – 23rd March.