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01.06.18 – KIM SOMERVUORI: KILL YOUR DRAWINGS!

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Kim Somervuori (b. 1975) paints, draws and compiles artworks where genuine aesthetic indulgence meets vagabond romance. Cultural references to literature, music and visual arts are clearly visible in some of the works. The most important thing, is for the spectator to see the artworks as part of a complex continuum. 

Welcome to the opening party on Thursday, May 31st from 5pm to 7pm.

The exhibition will be open at ARTag Gallery Studio from the 1st of June till the 1st of July. Please note that the gallery will be closed for Midsummer, from Friday till Sunday.

01.06.18 – KIRSTI TUOKKO: MIAMI BLONDE

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Kirsti Tuokko (b. 1943) is known for her portraits painted on plexiglass. The colors of fashion magazines and music videos are glowing in these unpretentious paintings. Identity is a question of style, and the party goes on regardless of age or time of day. Tuokko herself will be celebrating her 75th birthday during the exhibition.

Welcome to the opening party on Thursday, May 31st from 5pm to 7pm.

The exhibition will be open from the 1st of June till the 1st of July. Please note that the gallery will be closed for Midsummer, from Friday till Sunday.

04.05.18 – VEERA KULJU: HOLY WOOD

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Veera Kulju (b. 1975), an artist graduated from the Aalto University, uses ceramics and textiles in her artwork. In her sculptures, small details build a vast bundle of meanings, and the larger forms maintain a dialogue with everyday objects. The beauty of the mostly black and white pieces is very sensual.

The exhibition will be open at ARTag Gallery  from May 4th till May 27th.

Welcome to the opening party on Thursday, May 3rd from 5pm to 7pm!

04.05.18 – TUTTELI HUHTAMO: LIGHT OF DAY

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Tutteli Huhtamo (b. 1944) has made her career as a graphic designer and as an interior architect. The artist, who has worked all her life with color and light, presents in in her debut exhibition refined color studies, where the abstract form, elegant brush strokes and perfectly harmonious colours form small, peaceful ensembles. 

The exhibition will be open in the ARTag Gallery Studio from May 4th till May 27th.

Welcome to the opening party on Thursday, May 3rd from 5pm to 7pm!

06.04.18 – PANOS BALOMENOS: IN CAMERA

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Panos Balomenos (b. 1976, Athens) lives and works in Helsinki. He has studied at the Milan Academy of Fine Arts, the Frankfurt School of Fine Arts and the Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts, of which he graduated with a Master’s degree in 2005. In his exposition, Balomenos presents a series of nine paintings, where he studies the diversity of sex and sexuality, and the interface of porn and documentation.

The exhibition will be open at the ARTag Gallery´s Studio side from the 6th till the 29th of April. Welcome to the opening party on Thursday, April 5th at 5 p.m.

06.04.18 – KALLE HAMM: LETTERS ABOUT THE CITY

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Kalle Hamm (b. 1969) draws the spectator deep into a carefully constructed reality. Hamm has created a spectacular visual world by drawing, and has complemented it with texts. The letter format accentuates the artwork’s readiness for a dialogue. As part of this exhibitions there is also the sound art project, Band of Weeds, where a mugwort, a creeping thistle and a northern dock have formed a band together.

Exhibition open from the 6th till 29th of April. Welcome to the opening party on Thursday, the 5th of April at 5 p.m.!

 

09.03.18 – THE INVISIBLE SEX

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The Invisible Sex project makes transgender people visible. They don’t identify themselves as male or female. Binary gender identities are now defining the general image of a human being. This project tells us about those growth experiences, run-ins with the authorities, and finding your own space. This exposition’s portraits have been photographed by Jenni Holma. In addition to her, the project team includes comic artist Apila Pepita Miettinen and journalists Veera Järvenpää and Kaisu Tervonen. Together with the exposition, a book called The Invisible Sex will be published.

09.03.18 – EMMI KALLIO: I THOUGHT I HAD COME TO A SECRET GARDEN

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Emmi Kallio (b. 1981) unashamedly carnivalizes the tradition of abstract painting, and especially action painting. However, the funny names of the paintings, the use of glitter and the playful and pastel toned colour scheme all include a more somber theme. Kallio’s paintings are like portraits from the life of generation Y.

The exhibition will be open from the 9th of March till April 1st.
Welcome to the opening party on Thursday, 8th of March at 5 p.m.!

09.02.18 – ANNA PEKKALA: ARTZOO

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In her work, Anna Pekkala (b. 1989) deals with the differences between animals and human beings. Her pieces often have an ecological ethos and their tone is controversial. In this exposition we will be seeing small sculptures that are made of everyday materials that we all know. Last summer Pekkala’s sculptures raised interest at the Mäntyharju demolition building exposition, and next summer we will get to see them at the Mänttä Art Festival.

The exposition will be open at ARTag Gallery Studio from February 9th till March 4th. Welcome to the opening party on Thursday, 8th of February, at 5 p.m.!

At the same time there will be the opening of Teemu Mäenpää’s exposition on the gallery side of ARTag.

09.02.18 – TEEMU MÄENPÄÄ: WORD

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Teemu Mäenpää (b. 1977) is an artist who has graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, and whose primary technique is painting. He has a superb dominance of different painting styles, and even a single painting can include many different ways of painting.  However, the technical mastery and strong compositions often combine into a form of expression that conveys a strong emotion.

Exhibition open from February 9th till March 4th. Welcome to the opening party on Thursday, February 8th at 5 p.m.