ANDERSONVILLE — The Swedish artist behind the Swedish American Museum's latest art exhibit is coming to the museum for an opening reception on Friday and a gallery walk on Saturday.
“A Swedish Painter: Michael Soderlundh,” opens at 6 p.m. Friday at the museum, 5211 N. Clark St., and will feature paintings and public murals by Soderlundh, whose work will be at the museum through Nov. 24.
Attendees at the opening can mingle with the artist at the opening reception, and again at 11 a.m. Saturday when he returns to walk museum visitors through his exhibit and explains the visions behind his work, according to the museum.
Soderlundh was born in 1942. His public art has appeared in subway stations, hospitals and civic buildings throughout Sweden, according to the museum.
His work seeks "new meanings beneath the known forms of nature," the museum said in a news release.
“The art known as painting calls for imagination and skill of hand in order to discover things not seen, hiding themselves under the shadow of natural objects, and give them shape with the hand, presenting to plain sight what does not actually exist," Soderlundh said in the release.