Opening | Group exhibition: Not Enough Room to Swing a Cat
15.02.2024 17:00 - 15.02.2024 19:00

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We are delighted to invite you to the opening of Not Enough Room to Swing a Cat group show on Thursday, February 15 at 5–7pm.

Helsinki Contemporary’s second exhibition of the spring season, Not Enough Room to Swing a Cat, introduces three names new to our gallery: Anton Alvarez, Jussi Goman and Santeri Lehto. The trio shares a common stylistic approach: abstract minimalism – but not the nostalgic, lukewarm variety. Their brand of abstract minimalism revolves around each creator’s clever and inimitable use of curious, disarming gestures to tease out and reinvent something beautiful and special.

The paintings and sculptures in this group exhibition are woven together in a subtle, porous dialogue. They call out to each other, inciting collisions, their quirky forms and surprising gestures clashing headlong with preconceived assumptions and expectations. Something momentous announces its arrival, while at the same moment something deeply personal slips from our grasp – displayed together, the featured paintings and sculptures freeze this back-and-forth traffic in a densified form. Some of the paintings are steeped in elegant silence (Lehto), while others revel in spontaneous fullness (Goman) – and who could possibly overlook the fact that sculptures are basically brutalist candy (Alvarez)?

’Not Enough Room to Swing a Cat’ runs through March 28.

Read more about the exhibition and the artists >>>