Featured now: INKERI VILJANEN
Faces are an endlessly interesting topic for me. Our facial expressions inevitably reveal something deeper about humanity, and perhaps at times something we wouldn't want others to see in us. Recently, in addition to loved ones and strangers, I have been painting old arrest pictures. In them, a person is depicted in a particularly vulnerable state, perhaps ashamed, sad or defiant, indifferent. I try to look at a person with gentle eyes and minds, I am interested in seeing a person as a whole, also a scolding, fearful, aching creature. The faces I paint may also reflect my own emotions — in difficult times, perhaps unconsciously, I focus on sad faces and vice versa. There are a few self-portraits in the sea. The exhibition was made possible by the South Ostrobothnia Fund of the Finnish Cultural Foundation.
SPRING 2023 EXHIBITION CALENDAR
10.1.-29.1. MARJA KARISALMI: WHAT WILL HAPPEN?
31.1.- 19.2. MIRA KANKAANRANTA
21.2-26.2. MIA DAMBERG AS THE WALTZ OF GENERATIONS
27.2.-6.3. WINTER VACATION
7.3.-19.3. MIA DAMBERG AS THE WALTZ OF GENERATIONS
21.3.- 9.4. ANTTI TANTTU
11.4.- 30.4. INKERI VILJANEN
2.5.-22.5. SHOJI KATO – curator Paula Toppila, Executive Director IHME-Helsinki