Main Hall 27 March – 27 September 2020
Sculptor Radoslaw Gryta’s multi-material sculptures, which serve as commentary on history, often explore craftmanship, the artist’s personal story and the recent history of Poland, his country of birth. Gryta’s works investigate the past on a general level but also through the artist’s personal memories.
Radoslaw Gryta (b. 1955) has realised several public sculptures in Finland and Poland. He received the State Award for Arts in 1989. He has also forged a long career as a teacher at Imatra Art School and the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of the Arts in Helsinki.
Bitch I'm a dog person
Kaapo Gallery 27 March – 27 September 2020
Emma Ainala: He's cute and all but like, he didnt even know who Beethoven was.., 2019
The detailed and rich paintings by visual artist Emma Ainala are brimming with references to pop culture, the world of social media and art history. Ainala’s works of art combine candy colours with earthy tones, and their topics strike a balance between beauty and terror.
Emma Ainala (b. 1989) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of the Arts in 2013. Her art has been exhibited at numerous Finnish art museums and at the Helsinki Contemporary gallery. Several art museums in Finland have acquired her works in their collections.
In Physical Reality
Main Hall and Kaapo Gallery
30 October 2020 – 28 February 2021
Liz West: Iri-Decent (detail), 2019. @studiostagg
This exhibition by visual artist Liz West will take over the museum’s Main Hall and Kaapo Gallery in October, filling the spaces with works of art that invite visitors to explore and offer the body and mind colour therapy during the dark winter months. West’s site-specific installations, which often use reflections and synthetic materials, explore colour as a psychological and physical phenomenon. Light also plays a specific role in West’s art – without light, colours are not visible. Her works use the interplay between light and colour to generate holistic, multisensory experiences. The exhibition is curated by Laura Köönikkä.
Liz West is a British artist (b. 1985) who graduated from Glasgow School of Art. She produces site-specific installations, sculptures and wall-based artwork. Her art has been exhibited worldwide. The exhibition at Hyvinkää Art Museum is West’s first exhibition in Finland.