In her first solo exhibition glassblower and artist Paula Pääkkönen investigates the movement of glass and life. The Assorted flavours icecreams have enabled her to find the joy of playing again and they have paved the road to a better mental health.
Pääkkönen says “Only now, after working many years with these themes of childhood memories and the magic in them, I began to undestand why they became so important to me. In 2017 when I made the first icecreams I was depressed and having other health problems. Unconsiously I started to seek rescue from the joy and bliss in summer memories of my childhood.”
This exhibition explores the ups and downs of life through the medium of glass, the material of opposites. Opposites, contradictions and double meanings can also be found in the fragile delicacies frozen on the pedestals at the gallery.
Isaac Monté & Giorgio Gasco
Sophie de Vos
VandeCamp & Heesterbeek
1.2-2.4.2022 Lokal Gallery Annankatu 9 Helsinki, Finland
THAW can mean all of the following things; to go from a frozen to a liquid state, to become free of the effect of cold as a result of exposure to warmth, to be warm enough to melt ice and snow, to abandon aloofness, reserve, or hostility, or to become mobile, active, or susceptible to change. It’s also a form of renewal and growth for something new. We embrace all of this with our first exhibition of the already approaching spring. This is celebrated with diverse and exquisite works by nine artists, who each have interpreted the theme in their own respective mediums.
Minna Arponen Elli Hukka Lina Jelanski Anna Niskanen Henna Nuutinen Paula Pääkkönen Virpi Vihervuori Sini Villi Anna Wallenius
SERVING SCULPTURE - Renewal of Finnish Craft & Design 09.02.-02.04.2022
Gallery of the Finnish Institute in Stockholm
Snickerbacken 4, Stockholm
The exhibition brings together works by 10 emerging Finnish designers, that celebrate the new movement of Finnish design scene: a manifestation of culptural craft. The new generation of artists and designers are creating their own form language with playful, colorful and experimental works that show a new contemporary side of Finland. Opening on Stockholm Design Week.