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Gunilla Klingberg : wheel of everyday life : 31 January - 17 March 2013

Author: Gunilla Klingberg; Kimberly Davenport; Kelly Klaasmeyer; Rice University Art Gallery,
Publisher: Houston, Texas : Rice University Art Gallery, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book   Visual material : English
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"In her work, Swedish artist Gunilla Klingberg explores her interests in everyday consumerism and forms of Eastern spirituality. To do this she covers architectural spaces with ornate, repetitive patterns that she creates by transforming supermarket, fast food, big box store, and common household product logos. She incorporates these into large-scale, circular patterns that resemble sacred mandalas. Mandalas are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Named Person: Gunilla Klingberg; Gunilla Klingberg
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Book, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Gunilla Klingberg; Kimberly Davenport; Kelly Klaasmeyer; Rice University Art Gallery,
ISBN: 1932281444 9781932281446
OCLC Number: 956985227
Notes: "Gunilla Klingberg, Wheel of Everyday Life, Commission, Rice University Art Gallery, 31 January-17 March 2013"--Colophon.
DVD contains "A film by Mark and Angela Walley ; commissioned by Rice University Art Gallery ; music by Jahzzar ; photographs by Nash Baker".
Description: 38 pages, 2 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 16 x 23 cm + 1 DVD (approximately 5 min. : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.)
Other Titles: Wheel of everyday life
Responsibility: foreword by Kimberly Davenport ; introduction by Kelly Klaasmeyer.

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"In her work, Swedish artist Gunilla Klingberg explores her interests in everyday consumerism and forms of Eastern spirituality. To do this she covers architectural spaces with ornate, repetitive patterns that she creates by transforming supermarket, fast food, big box store, and common household product logos. She incorporates these into large-scale, circular patterns that resemble sacred mandalas. Mandalas are cosmological diagrams that symbolically represent the universe and its cycles of life, death, and rebirth. As with a mandala, Klingberg's Wheel of Everyday Life begins at a central point and expands outward as if it could continue to infinity. Klingberg asks whether it is possible to turn even our mundane habits into something spiritual. She takes a fresh look at the graphic symbols that are the visual equivalent of white noise pervading our daily routines of shopping and eating. She identifies those logos that stand out either for their graphic qualities or because their names imply a heightened mental state. For instance, the rainbow-topped word TODAY that is the logo for NBC's TODAY Show hints at an uplifting present. Life, Mother's, and Fiesta, each convey a greater feeling beyond their function. A ring of Fiesta grocery store logos, known well to Houstonians, looks surprisingly like Arabic calligraphy, while interconnected Whataburger logos become a band of vibrating lines. Through Klingberg's subtle adjustments, re-combinations, and repetition, the familiar takes on new meaning." -- Rice University Art Gallery website

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