By Editorial Team on October 19, 2021

Tue, 05 October 2021 - Tue, 30 November 2021

Erik Thor Sandberg, Pillar (detail), 2019/21, oil on wood panel, 72 x 45 x 3 inches
On View: October 5 – November 30, 2021


CONNERSMITH is pleased to announce Construct, an exhibition of new oil paintings on wood panel by Erik Thor Sandberg. This much anticipated series of major works exemplifies Sandberg’s signature style of Magic Realism. Themes of apprehension, risk and acceptance simultaneously unify this this body of work and create compelling tensions within it. Sandberg ponders the nature of social relationships in these marvelously conceived, exquisitely painted tableaux of humanity facing adversity.

“I look at this series of paintings as a contemplation on society and one’s interaction with it. Along the lines of the expression of someone ‘having the weight of the world on their shoulders,’ the three central figures are accepting that weight in different ways. They are overburdened, persevering, or protected.”

– Erik Thor Sandberg

Erik Thor Sandberg’s work has been exhibited at public and private venues internationally, including the Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD; American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC; Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA; and Baker Museum, Naples, FL. Sandberg’s paintings are also included in numerous international private collections.