Jenny Suhonen

7th – 30th November 2014

Fresco about leaving

Jenny Suhonen: Fresco lähtemisestä

Jenny Suhonen: Fresco about leaving

This is an exhibition about touch.
This is an exhibition about being quiet, stopping and emptiness.
This is an exhibition about sensitivity.
This is an exhibition about presence and going away.
This is an exhibition about remembering.

In this exhibition there is one artwork in space.
A fresco about leaving.

The way in which the artwork is chosen to be placed influences the way the work, as well as the space, is experienced. Installation draws attention to the physicality of the viewing process and emphasizes the viewer’s role in the formation of the meaning of the work.

The space is also important for the viewer.

The reaction inside the viewer’s body could be compared, for example, to an experience of a renaissance chapel, where the works of art aren’t positioned according to where they would be most visible, but where their meanings coincide with the architecture and iconography. The field of experience can be built and the viewer guided to a quiet and paused place, where it is possible to face with oneself.

The viewer reacts to artwork with emotions.

Art can be discussed and analyzed about, but the emotions that art creates are most of all physical and one’s own. Art has an ability to make things and feelings visible that otherwise would not have a visual form, nor could easily be reached with words.

Welcome to the opening on Thursday 6th of November at 6-8 pm and to meet the artist on Sunday 30th of November at 3pm!

Jenny Suhonen (born 1978) is a Helsinki-based visual artist (Free Art school 2012). She works as a painter and as a performance artist. She asks herself, among other things, what is a painting and what is enough. Her art deals with different forms and natures of humanity with the aim of taking it to pieces. Suhonen tries to give the audience an opportunity to face themselves. She wants to stop and give time. Suhonen spent 2 months working in Italy at the beginning of 2014. The time experienced shows in the exhibition.

The exhibition has been supported by Taiteen edistämiskeskus and Svenska kulturfonden.

Artist`s homepage.

The exhibition is a part of Finnish Artist Association`s STS150-anniversary program.