Art Residence in Kronstadt: Stephen Kent (USA) & Sophie Erlund (Denmark)
06.10 - 15.10.2017
Program: [Art residence]
Stephen Kent (b. 1985). Received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Detroit. He has been a student at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine, a participant in the International Ceramic Research Center, Guldagergaard in Denmark and received a Fellowship at the Oxbow School of Art and Artist residency in Michigan. In 2013 he moved to Berlin where he has continued to work around ideas of resolution and image production through the decorative gesture and the exploration of cultural codes embedded in everyday objects. Stephen recently had a solo exhibition at Elephant Kunsthall in Lillehammer, Norway and an exhibition at Philipp Haverkampf Galerie, Berlin.
Artist’s website: http://stephenmkent.com/
Sophie Erlund (b. 1978) was born in Denmark, and currently lives and works in Berlin. Received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design, London (UK). Erlund has been developing a practice that both dissects and celebrates the presence of past narratives in a contemporary world and has worked with historic sites and buildings in Berlin.
Artist’s website: http://www.sophieerlund.com/info.html
Kronstadt Residency they would collect images of everyday objects throughout the local area, making a small body of work responding to everyday vernacular of the surrounding culture. This would be a continuing exercise in accumulating a visual index to be used in future translation of image reproductions.