Photographer of the Week - Trine Søndergaard

©Trine Søndergaard: Guldnakke #5, 2012, archival pigment print, ed. of 3: 150 x 150 cm. / ed. of 5: 110 x 110 cm / 60 x 60 cm. - courtesy Martin Asbæk Gallery 

Still can mean silent, motionless and ‘even now’. Trine Søndergaard’s solo exhibition at the Martin Asbæk Gallery is ‘still’ in all three senses. And possibly even more. In work after work she explores how low-key and inward a picture can be without losing its inner tension.

Common to the subjects in the exhibition is their concern with things and places with no function today. They seem far from pure past – or complete present. Rather, you have the feeling of looking at pictures where time plays no role. Still addresses a mental space marked by calm. At the same time the works prompt reflection over how to read images when the visual signs seem recognizable yet the meaning is unknown to you. 

The exhibition consists of several tracks that engage in dialogue with one another without being directly connec¬ted. For example Søndergaard portrays young girls in mod¬ern clothes but wearing gold-embroidered caps from the nineteenth century, called ‘golden-necks’.

Photo from the exhibition "Still" at Martin Asbæk Gallery by David Stjernholm

During the week to come you will be presented to more pictures from Trine Søndergaard´s ongoing ( 26 October – 24 November 2012) exhibition in Copenhagen.