Ikuinen Gallery Presents: "Space of Delusion"

Ikuinen Galleria

Mari Hallapuro & Laura Konttinen: Harhatila

Open Mon-Fri 12-16

Finlaysoninkuja 3 Tampere

Welcome to the opening on Wednesday, 13 January 2010 at 4 PM!

Harhatila ("space of delusion") is a mixed-media installation, in which manifestations of truth and illusion form a room-like space. Pieces of reality and irreality construct a story of a fictitious dweller, through the mediums of drawing, screenprinting and photography.

Two different artists, their themes and subjects divide the space in two, leaving the halves to interact with each other.

Mari Hallapuro and Laura Konttinen study in the fourth and final year of the Fine Art degree programme. Hallapuro utilizes the imagery of the religious world and mysticism in her works, in the mediums of the graphic arts and drawing. Konttinen prefers to work with photography and deals with, among other things, the problematic of photography and the structures of place and memory.

Ikuinen gallery is a contemporary art project space located in the old factory complex Finlayson in central Tampere. The gallery is run by a board of fine art students in Tampere UAS School of Art and Media as part of their study program.

Ikuinen gallery’s main focus is in presenting interesting and high quality student work, whereas work from other art school students and teachers as well as visiting artists are regularly also at show.