1st June, 2015

Subject: PDA member to open solo exhibition at St John Street Gallery

St John Street Gallery, Ashbourne will host an exciting new solo exhibition this month showing the work of one of our members, Ingrid Karlsson-Kemp.

Mixed media artist, Ingrid Karlsson-Kemp, who now lives in Earl Sterndale, has created a series of artwork looking at ‘belonging and cultural identity’ following on from her 2014 series ‘Transformation’.

Ingrid explains: “As an Anglo-Swedish person living and working in the Peak District, this subject matter is a personal fascination. For the past couple of years I have developed images looking at the journey of transformation between cultures through memories and experiences.”

This new work looks at symbolic imagery and the concept of displacement, both in time and space. Ingrid has also explored how her way of seeing the Peak District landscape is influenced by her experience as a migrant, she is currently working in collaboration with two fellow Swedish artists based in Manchester through #theanglonordicarchive, a project initiated by PhD student, Sara Davies.

“The series of twelve pieces were shown last year as part of the European Capital of Culture year in my hometown of Umea, Sweden.” Ingrid explains.

“I have developed last year’s Transformation into this new project, adding a whole series of new work which forms the basis of my new solo exhibition.”
“Home” which coincides with the popular Ashbourne Festival in June and July.
runs from 13th June – 5th July at St John Street Gallery, Ashbourne.
Preview evening 5pm- 8pm 12th June. https://stjohngalleryandcafe.co.uk/events/ingrid-karlsson-kemp-exhibition/