NSFW/SVILOVA is proud to present "DATURA SWING" with artist Eva Mozard.
Vernissage: August 13, 13-17 hrs
In her artistic practice, Eva Mozard embroiders symbols, texts, and signs onto black fabric. Her images can be seen as pure manifestations with a message that freely sways over spiritual, political, and mythical landscapes. Everything moves forward and backward, in a circle: LIFE-DEATH.
The title "DATURA SWING" comes from the umbrella term for nine species of vespertine-flowering plants. All species of Datura are poisonous and potentially psychoactive and can cause a number of afflictions, and even death if taken internally. Due to their effects, they have occasionally also been used as hallucinogens by various groups throughout history.
The exhibition text is written by artist Martin Ålund and will be available online and in print at our gallery space.
Eva Mozard (born 1956 in Vadstena, Sweden) is an artist based on Gotland and in Östergötland, Sweden. She studied textile and sculpture at Konstfackskolan (today the University of Arts, Crafts, and Design in Stockholm). Mozard has training as an addiction therapist, which shaped her artistic practice into a pedagogy that was used in her job within Correctional Services for 10 years. She is interested in classical tapestry and creating a symbiosis between the art of posters through spiritual/political/mystical landscapes.
Previous exhibitions in Sweden include: Kulturhuset Stockholm, Candyland Stockholm, Tomelilla Konstmuseum, B.A.C. Gotland, V-art Värnamo, Luleå Konsthall, Skövde Konstmuseum, Eksjö Konsthall, Rostrum Malmö Galler 21 Malmö. Nationalgalleriet Stockholm. Eskilstuna Konstmuseum. Gävle Konstcentrum. She has also exhibited internationally in Finland, Germany, Poland, Denmark, Latvia, and on the Faroe Islands.