You are cordially invited! Unfortunately I am not able to be present but some of my pieces in addition to the work of 14 other artists from South Carelia will be seen in the cultural center La Mercé in Girona, Spain from 19th of September to 17th of October 2019. The exhibition is curated by Antonio Altarriba.
The opening of the exhibition: 19th of September at 20 o’clock. Enjoy!
GAoShAn is a new arrival in the gallery scene of Helsinki. As focused on jewellery design it opened a call for emotional jewellery art and design linked with four seasons. The call for the exhibition started: “Finnish “weather notes” deeply affect people’s daily lives and sociability. The four seasons is not only about the weather but also refers to the expression of inner emotions that people possess.”
The list on participants: Elias Sormanen, Melitina Balabin, Marianne Siponmaa and Nikolai Balabin, Saija Lehtonen, Tytti Lindström, Sirja Knaapi and Tiina Rajakallio, Wiebke Pandikow, Katriina Seppälä, Anu Kirkinen and Elina Honkanen, Mervi Kurvinen, Tarja Tuupanen, Tuija Hietanen and Alves Ludovico. The special stars of the show are Kirsti Doukas and Helena Lehtinen. The curator of the exhibition is Ding Yi the founder of the gallery GAo ShAn.
Gao Shan gallery
Open: from Wednesday until Friday 11.30 – 18.30, Saturday and Sunday 12 – 18
The exhibition is a part of the official program of Helsinki Design Week and open until 21 during the Night of the Arts 15.8.2019.
Like the summer follows the spring so the summer gallery (art living room) Katariina is here again. In the red wooden house in the fortress of Lappeenranta (Katariinantori 4) one can find a broad selection of unique pieces and small series made by artist of Southeast Finland. But be fast, the Finnish summer is short!
Next week an interesting exhibition Growth and Loss will be open in Oulu Museum of Art. It focuses only on hair but like it is written in the exhibition press release “hair seems to be tangled in everything: mythology, religion, politics, the economy, ethnicity, social class, identity, gender, sexuality, age, sickness and health, art, and the popular culture. For visual artists, hair — own, real or fake — is not only tangible and human raw material, but also a highly communicative bearer of stories, meanings, notions and memories”.
The exhibition is open from 11th of May until 15th of September 2019. The exhibition features works by the following artists: Jouko Alapartanen, Saara Ekström, Kaisaleena Halinen, Paavo Halonen, Mia Hamari, Marjatta Hanhijoki, Timo Heino, Jesus Artor Inkerö, Elina Juopperi, Marja Kanervo, Anni Kinnunen, Kaisu Koivisto, Jouko Korkeasaari, Essi Korva, Katri Kuparinen, Raakel Kuukka, Helmi Kuusi, Anni Leppälä, Elina Merenmies, Jarmo Mäkilä, Leena Nio, Tamara Piilola, Kaija Poijula, Riikka Puronen, Päivi Pussila, Tiina Rajakallio, Emma Rönnholm, Riiko Sakkinen feat. Louis Houenoude, Noora Schroderus, Kari Soinio, Paula Tella and Tiina Vehkaperä. I am honored and happy to be part of the exhibition together with some of my favorite artists!
Two of my pieces from the series Inhokit (the Pet Peeves) is travelling to Yaroslavl, Russia. Goodwood exhibition will show wooden jewellery and sculptures of the artists from Russia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Czeck. The location for the show is the City Exhibition Hall of Yaroslavl and it will be open from 18 of April until 20 of May 2019. More information about the exhibition from the event facebook page.