Galleri Glas shows the new exhibition “Angeldust”

By on January 14, 2019

On January 17, Galleri Glas will start the art year 2019, with the unique exhibition ” Angeldust ‘, consisting of new and older works by Ingalena Klenell. It will be the first time in decades that Ingalena Klenell exhibits her art at a gallery in Stockholm, and now with an exhibition that captures the breadth and depth of a long artistry.

Ingalena Klenell has been active as an artist since the mid 70’s. She started as a potter inspired by the young ceramicist Kenneth Williamsson, but switched to glass after some time at Orrefors glass school. Since 1979, Ingalena has its own glass studio outside Sunne in Värmland.

Ingalena Klenell’s art portrays stories about places, people and history, where the relation to the magnificent nature is always present as an important party. The idea for the Angelsdust exhibition got Ingalena during a trip in Colombia.

Ingalena Klenell’s rich artistry has been shown at a large number of collections and separate exhibitions, both in Sweden and internationally, such as at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma W, House of Sweden in Washington DC, and at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, in the United States. Ingalena Klenell also participated in the Imago Mundi in Venice, 2014.

Ingalena Klenell’s latest project is Forest of Säffle, exposed in a beautiful water tower designed by Ivar Tengbom and built in 1914, Walk the Line at Dunkers Kulturhus in Helsingborg, and Scandinavian Glass at Glass Factory in Boda and Glasmuseet Riihimäki in Finland.

Ingalena Klenell has been commissioned by a number of public institutions and is now also up to date through her artistic design in Värmlands Museum’s newly opened library, designed by Åke Axelsson.

For her art, Ingalena Klenell has received numerous awards and cultural awards. Among other things, Göran Tunström’s memorial scholarship, Värmland County Governor’s Merit Medal, Värmland’s Artists’ Association’s scholarship and NWT’s cultural scholarship.

– It is an honor for Galleri Glas to exhibit Ingalena Klenell, and a dream I have had since I first saw her work at Millesgården, 2016. In the work Walk the line, the viewer meets Ingalena’s fascinating artistry. It really is something that nobody should miss, says Anna Bromberg Sehlberg, who runs Gallery Glass together with Elin Forsberg.

The exhibition Angeldust opens on January 17 and runs until March 10.

Helena Olofsson, Culture & Music | Stockholm