Kati Immonen: Overgrown
Date and time5.3 – 4.4.2021
Overgrown, Kati Immonen’s solo exhibition, will be taking over Helsinki Contemporary in March, with visually joyous watercolour paintings and a hand-drawn animation.
In this new exhibition Immonen carries on her study, direct observations, of the relationship between humankind and nature, delving ever deeper into nature’s perpetual power of renewal, into a cycle that goes on independent of humanity.
In the world that Immonen has built in the gallery human beings are absent, and as the exhibition’s title implies nature has taken back the space, as its own. When working on the exhibition, Immonen stepped out of the studio, into the forest, and into its opposite, smart hotels whose luxurious swimming pools are now the subject of some of the works.
The atmosphere of the exhibition has a certain quotidian mystery, a magical realism, about it, like people can sense in forest shadows or at the bottom of a lake – something secret, hidden from humans, hope.
5.3.-6.4.2021 Tue-Fri 12.00-18.00, Sat-Sun 12.00-16.00