Galleri Riis (NO)
Galleri Riis was founded in Trondheim in 1972 by collectors Inger and Andreas L. Riis, and it has been based in Oslo since 1980. From 2011 to 2017 the gallery operated a second space in Stockholm which confirmed the gallery´s importance on the Scandinavian art scene. The gallery now maintains a by appointment office and showroom in Stockholm. The current exhibition program reflects a long-standing history, with a primary focus on important contemporary art from the Nordic countries including a selective spotlight on international artists. The gallery has over the years also mounted a number of historic exhibitions with contemporary and modern masters.
Éva Mag’s installations consist of rationally welded steel structures that draw borders in the space. At the same time there is irrationality in the auto- biographicaly influenced materials; in clay bodies and fabrics that encounter the harder forms, and challenge the said boundaries. The lack of armature in the clay give purpose to the steel structures, a necessary skeleton. Mag fills the rooms with stories about the long suffering body, the human and the sculptural.