solo exhibition in Ars Libera Gallery, Kuopio
19. 2. – 7. 3. 2021
What is the journey of nettles collected on one sunny summer day?
What is the taste and colour of your memories of one particular rainy day?
Which shades of weather do you remember?
With whom do you share weather? So far the process has been absorbing: it has been about taking in and soaking up. It has been about wandering around with baskets full of nettles, bark, stones, clay. Walking in company, with scissors, plastic bags full of rotten mushrooms and then freezing, boiling, drying, dyeing, separating, observing, learning, forgetting, getting excited and disappointed. With burned eyebrows it has been about creating routines and chores in between steaming pans, shaking liquids and putting pigments in jars.The process has been about always having something in your pocket: returning to things that matter which you thought you forgot. Turning everything found into powders, dust, pastes, paints, pieces. Taught by friend, healed by wax. Company we keep, weather we share.
The exhibition includes a letter written by Casková’s friend, curator Selina Väliheikki. Casková and Väliheikki got to know each other in Mustarinda house in 2015 and became friends. Together they’ve been organising summer art camps for kids in the same Mustarinda house in Hyrynsalmi, and as friends they share a passion for joint breakfasts, sea gazing and dinner making.
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In “No weather what” the processes in the laboratory go on:
As an additional program to the exhibition, visitors are most welcome to book a time* with the artist Michaela Casková and come to the gallery for a cup of soup, which will then become part of the exhibition and possibly change into a colorful memory of one winter day.*Due to current restrictions booked visits with Michaela will happen outside of gallery opening hours and for one person at the time.