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A Private Paradise: Donna Conlon, Uta Kögelsberger, Tinna Ludviksdottir, Sarah Woodfine

29 Jun 2007 – 29 Jul 2007

London, United Kingdom

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Four artists in search of a private paradise.

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In her video, Donna Conlon presents a sequence of lights blinking to the sound of Christmas tunes translated into Morse code in an attempt to search for messages, greater truths, evidence of another world. Through her series of photographs of gardens in California and the South of France, Uta Kögelsberger tries to reveal people's notions of an ideal place while Sarah Woodfine, in her three-dimensional drawing construction, retraces the discovery of another realm by Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. With four photographic triptychs scrutinizing the world around her, Tinna Ludviksdottir concludes that maybe a private paradise can only exist within oneself.
Donna Conlon was born in the USA and now lives and works in Panama City. Her videos have been exhibited widely around the world, including at the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005, and in 2004 her video Espectros Urbanos was awarded First Prize at the IV Biennial of Visual Arts of the Central American Isthmus, held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Panama.
Uta Kögelsberger has been held a number of respected Fellowships such as the Stanly Picker Fellowship and the Berwick Gymnasium Fellowship. She has had solo shows at a range of respected venues including the Glassell Project Space, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Berwick Gymnasium Fellowship, the Cafe Gallery Projects, London and at Art Lab, London. She has contributed to many group projects in spaces that include Laurence Miller Gallery, New York; Vegas Gallery, London and ArtFutures 2005/Bloomberg Space. Her work has been published by photo north in an artist monograph 'Uta Kögelsberger'.
Tinna Ludviksdottir was born in Iceland and studied at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Norway (1997-2001). She has shown in Iceland and Norway and this exhibition will be her first in London.
Sarah Woodfine studied at Liverpool School of Fine Art (1988-1991) and Royal Academy Schools (1991-1995). In 2004 she won the Jerwood Drawing Prize. Recent group shows include: Snowdomes, National Glass Centre, Sunderland; When Night Draws In, Artangel Interaction project at Digby Stuart Chaplaincy, Roehampton University and Drawing Inspiration, Abbot Hall Gallery. Recent solo shows include Ha Gamle Prestegard, Norway in 2007 and Danielle Arnaud contemporary art in 2006.

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