Past gallery shows
Nude Truth - 4 generations of Westons
18.11 - 14.12.2019
The exhibition consists of about 40 original photographic prints by 5 Weston family photographers. The exhibition is made possible by art collector Kirmo Wilén who owns an extensive collection of Weston’s works.
Edward Weston (1886–1958) was a 20th century photographer who wanted to bring photographic art available to the big public. His still life, nude and form studies belong to the key works in the history of photographic art.
Brett Weston's (1911-1993) best known images are black & white photographs taken in surrealistic style. After the illness of his father Brett spent two years in the darkroom printing the best 832 negatives his father had chosen. Cole Weston (1919 – 2003) devoted his life to photography and theatre. With Edward’s permission he continued printing his father’s photos after inheriting 17 of his negatives in 1958.
Kim Weston (s. 1953) is known for his “Fine art nude” -photographs. He worked together with his father printing his grandfather’s negatives and assisted also his uncle Brett. Zach Weston (s. 1990) continues in the footsteps of his great grandfather. He works with 6×7” black & white film and concentrates in nude, landscape and abstract shapes.
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Art Association Maahiset:
Different Kind of Rooms
1.6 - 7.6.2020
Who is Maahiset?
We are a 40 year old art association in Rovaniemi region. Today we are an active group holding exhibitions, workshops and organizing art based trips. The group has 70 members and they all work with a variety of techniques. The members represent many professions outside the art scene which brings many new perspectives to our work.
Different Kind of Rooms
In this exhibition we take the advantage of the many rooms and levels of Villa Vinkkeli. The exhibit holds many works which have been inspired by the surrounding nature and environment. They have been created keeping sustainablity and responsibility in mind and bringing something old into new life.
More information here.
Paco Dolce - Pikkumakeaa
30.9.2019 - 19.10.2019
Hilkka Liikkasen maalausten malleina ovat pienet, kirpputoreilta kerätyt posliiniesineet.
Posliinikoristeet tulivat Ranskassa muotiin rokokoon aikakaudella Kiinan kaupan myötä 1700-luvulla. Tuolloin posliiniesineiden aiheina olivat usein paimenromantiikka sekä hovielämän vapaa-aika hienoine pukuineen ja soittimineen. Uusklassismin sekä realismin aikakaudella esineet menivät pääosin pois muodista, mutta palasivat jälleen 1800-luvun lopulla keski- ja pohjoiseurooppalaisten piironkien koristeiksi. Tänä päivänä koriste-esineiden viesti vieraannuttaa ja on aika kaukana reaalitodellisuudesta. Liikkasen oli ihan pakko maalaamalla yrittää selvittää, mistä tässä ilmiössä on kysymys.
Näyttelyn kaikki teokset ovat öljyvärimaalauksia. Tehosteina niihin on käytetty pitsiliinaa sekä epoxi-liimaa korostamaan romanttista ja hieman naiviakin tunnelmaa.
Katso lisätietoa näyttelystä tästä
Art in the Neighborhood corner
During Rovaniemi‐week, 2.‐8.9., Studio&Gallery Villa Vinkkeli turned into a lively atelier filled with hustle and bustle of the 12 working artists. The guests were invited to follow how a white canvas turns into a piece of art in the hands of the artists. They were working with many different techniques and the guests could follow the work in progress every day of the week. There was also an exhibition to be viewed in the gallery and its garden by the 12 artist joining the event.
More info about the event here.
Villa Vinkkeli full of artist
During Rovaniemi-week 3.-9.9.2018 studio gallery Villa Vinkkeli was full of artists.
Artists who took part:Laura Haapamäki, Maritta Jänkälä, Ritva Heiskanen, Ritva Kuusisto, Asko Ilmari Heinonen, Ulla Hoikka, Eila Puhakka, Kikka Yli-Penttilä, Asko Luosujärvi, Terttu Nissinen and Kaisa Sirén.
Cherry on top was the group gallery show Kesäkeitto, featuring works from all the attending artists and also abstract paintings byMaija Vanhatapio, ceramic by Anu Pentik and sculptures by Risto Immonen.
The event also included photography demo, photoshoot for friends and family and jewelry making workshop.
Dream - Dusk - Daring
The first gallery show in Villa Vinkkeli was Dream - Dusk - Daring by Kaisa Sirén. It was celebrating the one year anniversary of the photography studio in Villa Vinkkeli. It featured abstract photographs of mindscapes in arctic colours.
You can find more similar pictures here.