Coinciding with the launch of their new publication Hegdehaugsveien 3, as well as a solo exhibition by Michaela Meise, Standard (Oslo) inaugurates their new and larger gallery space with a group show including such artists as Jonathan Binet, Walker Evans, Alex Hubbard and Klara Liden.
Klara Liden'sPretty Vacant features urban remnants given new life and function within the gallery. Her installation S.A.D. mines Christmas trees discarded on the street in January accompanied by a sofa for contemplating the inevitable demise of these objects. Elsewhere in the space, Liden remedies the gallery's lighting situation by transforming a New York City street cone into an overhead lamp. Liden's work is a rebellious and subversive intervention for city life. On view through February 19th 2012 at Reena Spaulings, 165 East Broadway, New York. Photo and text Juliana Balestin