TREES TO FOREST:
KLARA LIDÉN AT REENA SPAULINGS
by Linda Yablonsky
’s art materials are the stuff of life. I mean, the stuff
-- accumulations of no-longer-useful objects that crowd our closets and cabinets and finally end up given away, sold on eBay or dumped in the trash, where they probably belong. Once they hit the streets, Lidén goes to work, picking up those articles she can turn into makeshift shelters, give the brunt of her rage or embrace to allay a private grief. There’s a fetching intimacy to all of her work, even when it is performed in public.