Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Swedish artist Mamma Andersson. Mamma Andersson’s paintings of landscapes and interiors are at once comforting and ominous. Her paintings of cold landscapes containing white birch trees and soothing scenes of schoolchildren in their classrooms are often imbued with a sense of mystery and magic. The viewer is instantly made aware that within the familiar scenes depicted by Andersson, something forgotten or foreboding is lurking in the background. Scenery becomes ghost-like and surreal, figurative images become frightening yet calming.
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