Art Center Ahjo, Hehku space: Leena Pylkkö
Leena Pylkkö: Näätkö nää? | Va’e’de’ du ser? (Do you see these?)
Art Center Ahjo, Hehku space
Kirkkokatu 23, 80100 Joensuu
Sculptor Leena Pylkkö's works at Taidekeskus Ahjo play with seeing. What are those guys seeing? And what do your own eyes add to what you see? The exhibition offers visual quizzes and other surprising angles to familiar situations. Many of Pylkkö's works are a kind of imaginary selfies, albeit made of clay. Due to the narrowed perspective, they may look like shapeless lumps from a distance, but an insightful way of presentation opens up when you look closer, when you find the right perspective for the work. This time, an exhibition piece might require one to look upwards.
Pylkkö uses clay as her material, sometimes shaping it spontaneously and naively, sometimes striving for precision. She portrays people with warm humor, enjoying the forms.