I’m very excited to be part of a three-person show at the amazing Krowswork Gallery in Oakland. My installation will introduce the butterfly lady Margot Waltz. Gallery director Jasmine Moorhead writes about my contribution, “Waltz’s story is told from the perspective of the artist, now serving the role of reporter. To understand her subject Rödén lived for two weeks with three housemates whose interactions with Waltz, a sometime visitor in their home, had changed their own relationship to each other. A series of articles and dialogues with the tenants, some of which were published in The New Yorker and Cabinet, craft a portrait of Waltz, while helping us understand her untimely death and the mysterious Butterfly Bush that is the focal point of the memorial at the gallery. Rödén’s deft handling of a complexly layered narrative makes the illusion seamless and guides us to situate ourselves as a literal part of every story.”

Opening reception for the artists Saturday, May 12, 6-9 pm
On view May 12 – June 16, 2012
480 23rd Street-side entrance, Oakland, California
Read full press release here.

“Ficciones: Benjamin Lord, Ida Rödén, Merav Tzur” at Krowswork Gallery, Oakland

  • April 28th, 2012

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