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Dad Lennart and I by Tove Knuts

Exhibition  /  04 Feb 2021  -  06 Mar 2021
Published: 02.02.2021
Collected materials by Tove Knuts and Lennart Knuts. Photo by Sara Danielsson..
Collected materials by Tove Knuts and Lennart Knuts. Photo by Sara Danielsson.

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Intro
The Swedish artist Tove Knuts is known for her soft organic shapes, often crocheted in pastel colors and textile materials. Her work is about value, craft, and traditions. The project shown at Four started in her dead father's workshop.

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Tove Knuts
It's been five years since my Dad Lennart passed away. He was a skilled wood craftsman and he left a workshop full of finished, almost-finished, and unfinished pieces behind him, along with a lot of other things that he collected during his life. He never threw anything away, instead, he put all his good-to-have things in a sort of archive.

In this project, the starting point has been my Dad and his remains. The work is a dialogue between us where we connect in what we have in common, but the project also reflects the contrasts in our differences. There is a trademark in the family that Dad has used to sign his creations by burning them into the wood. I have used the same technique to make patterns on wooden surfaces. I have used the trademark but also made my own tool - a solid crochet stitch that gives a crocheted surface when reported. 

Dad lived in his house in the woods and used only natural materials in his work. I ended up in the city and have a passion for artificial, man-made materials. He collected special pieces of wood and stones, I collect my own and others' rubbish, mostly plastic. The jewelry that is the result of the work expresses these contrasts and similarities.



Opening
Thursday, 4 Feb, 5 pm - 8 pm.
Maximum of two people at a time.
Zoom Opening
Thursday, 4 Feb, 5 pm - 5:30 pm.
>> For the link, please mail karin@fourgallery.com.
Opening Hours
Wednesday to Friday, from 12 pm to 6 pm.
Saturday from 12 pm to 4 pm.
By appointment.
Tove Knuts. Necklace: Knut(s), 2020. Wood, silver, plexiglass.. Photo by: Sara Danielsson. Tove Knuts
Necklace: Knut(s), 2020
Wood, silver, plexiglass.
Photo by: Sara Danielsson
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Tove Knuts. Necklace: Virkligen, 2020. Wood, silk, wool.. Photo by: Sara Danielsson. Tove Knuts
Necklace: Virkligen, 2020
Wood, silk, wool.
Photo by: Sara Danielsson
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Tove Knuts. Necklace: En för alla, alla för en I, 2020. Wood, plexiglass, magnet.. Photo by: Sara Danielsson. Tove Knuts
Necklace: En för alla, alla för en I, 2020
Wood, plexiglass, magnet.
Photo by: Sara Danielsson
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Tove Knuts. Necklace: En för alla, alla för en II, 2020. Wood, plexiglass, silk, silver.. Photo by: Sara Danielsson. Tove Knuts
Necklace: En för alla, alla för en II, 2020
Wood, plexiglass, silk, silver.
Photo by: Sara Danielsson
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Tove Knuts. Necklace: Who's loosing, 2020. Wood, plastic chain, silver, magnet.. Photo by: Sara Danielsson. Tove Knuts
Necklace: Who's loosing, 2020
Wood, plastic chain, silver, magnet.
Photo by: Sara Danielsson
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Tove Knuts. Necklace: Marked for life I, 2020. Wood, rope, silver.. Photo by: Sara Danielsson. Tove Knuts
Necklace: Marked for life I, 2020
Wood, rope, silver.
Photo by: Sara Danielsson
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