8-16 June | Songs Inherited (It’s Alright Ma) | Tsering Frykman-Glen
For some years Tsering Frykman-Glen has been working on a series of works that come under the title “Songs Inherited”. Within this larger series there are several complete bodies of work – That’s Not How It Appeared On The Box (2006), Landslide 1 (2008), Landslide 2 (2008) and It’s Alright Ma (2012-2013). These works are a direct reference to the music her late father listened to when she was a child. Frykman-Glen feels she inherited from him, and their complicated relationship, a great love of music. Making these works is her way of communicating the things she couldn’t when he was still alive.
It’s Alright Ma is a small body of work (4 paintings and one small sculptural work), in which we follow a pair of swimmers carrying a giant yellow pom-pom on a preposterous journey. From farm lands, across lakes and finally to the top of a mountain, wearing just their bathing costumes and environmentally out of context, they traverse a cold and barren terrain in order to get to their final destination. The reasoning, purpose and end result remain unclear but the use of traditional visual symbolism hints towards a questioning of life, death and misguided – possibly fallacious – spiritual awakenings.
Tsering Frykman-Glen is a British born, Barcelona based, cross media artist and curator. Although she has exhibited extensively internationally, this is her first exhibition in Barcelona. She is also the founding director of Remote, the online arts exhibition platform. (www.remotespace.org)