Saturday, February 27, 2010

Äkkigalleria 2

The second Äkkigalleria was held from the 16th to the 20th of December 2009.
For this second exhibition, Äkkigalleria presented Jyväskylä based artists: Jussi Heikkilä, Aino Kajaniemi and Pekka Suomäki, along with four other Finnish artists: Terhi Heino, Helena Junttila, John Phillip Mäkinen and Tiitus Petäjäniemi, and Canadian artist Joshua Van Dyke.
The artists were chosen based on the trends of their past work and will present new work related to the theme “Human-animal – where humans and nature collide”. This exhibition took place in a former pet-shop/aquarium storefront.

Tiitus Petäjäniemi's paintings at the opening

Installation by Pekka Suomäki and tapestries by Aino Kajaniemi in the background

Mascara brushes by Terhi Heino and drawings by Helena Junttila in the background

Installation by John Phillip Mäkinen

Antlers by Joshua Van Dyke and side view of work by Aino Kajaniemi

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The first Äkkigalleria exhibition

Jyväskylä artists Hannu Castrén, Jaakko Jäppinen and Tiina Osara, along with visiting Spanish artist Fernando García showed new work for the opening Äkkigalleria exhibition. This group of artists presented work inspired by the theme of “the word- use of letters in art”. All artwork was specifically created for this debutant gallery show.
The Grand Opening of Äkkigalleria took place on Thursday the 24th of September 2009 from 5 - 7pm. The show was open to the public from Thursday the 24th until Sunday the 27th of September 2009 from 1 - 6pm.

image from the opening night

Tiina Osara installing a series of photographs

Hannu Castrén and Fernando García install Hannu's Onkia sign