2: POLYPHONIC COMPOSITIONS (2022)

with Mia Saharla

At Turku Art Hall

Feb 11th – march 13th, 2022

The exhibition has been supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Varsinais-Suomi Regional Fund and the Turku Art Society.

POLYPHONIC COMPOSITIONS (AT THE GRAVE OF PAINTING)

The art of painting has laid itself to rest. We linger on the graves of painting; Julia Rommel’s SuperJumbo, Steven Parrino’s Untitled, Dianna Molzan’s Repetto and Angela de la Cruz’s Layers – Small (Ultramarine Blue / Light Blue) rest under our feet; painting is latent, encrypted. But not dead. The ruins of painting are stirring up new life; “Everyone carries a history of contamination – purity is not an option” (Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing: The Mushroom at the End of the World. Princeton University Press. 2015). Painting is our community.

Installation view

SMALL COTTON ORANGE

hand-woven fabric, plywood, applied painting mass, oil paint, nails
60×50 cm
2022

(Finnish Art Society)

SMALL COTTON GREEN

hand-woven fabric, plywood, applied painting mass, oil paint, nails
60×50 cm
2022

ARTIST´ S RAG

hand-woven fabric, plywood, applied painting mass, oil paint, gesso, pencil, binding equipment, acrylic paint pen, strings, nails
60×50 cm
2022

OUTLET CANVAS

cut painting fabric, different strings, lots of nails, applied painting mass, one shoe, concrete, foam
70x60x8 cm
2022

Detail

Detail

installation view

DOUBLE-WIDE POLISH LINEN

painting fabric strips, hand-woven fabrics, different strings, nails, oil pastel, acryl, applied painting mass, one baking peel, tape measure, rubber foam
220x140x10 cm
2022

Installation view