Celeste Najt: Ainiaaksi o Para Siempre
16.8. – 30.8.2014
XL Art Space, Vuorikatu 22, 00100 Helsinki
Avoinna: ti–pe 12–20, la 12–18. / Open: Tue–Fri 12–20, Sat 12–18.
Avajaiset perjantaina 15.8.2014 klo 18–20. Tervetuloa, välkommen!
/ Opening on Friday 15.8. at 18–20. Welcome, bienvenidos!
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AINIAAKSI O PARA SIEMPRE
A Celeste Najt exhibition
Ainiaaksi (for all time, for all eternity); chiefly used in contexts where something or someone is gone for ever.
Para Siempre 1. to take forever (to do something)
2. para siempre (until end of time); constantemente (repeatedly)
CHAOS IS COME AGAIN
It’s the job of writers and explorers to see more, to travel light when it comes to preconception, to go into the dark with their eyes open.
– Rebecca Solnit, Woolf’s Darkness: Embracing the Inexplicable
There is a geometry here. There is form to this chaos, or an attempt. Figures in the chatter, the constant stream of collected ephemera, conversation, memory. Words overheard, places seen, people known.
A map to the recollection. In these works, chaos reigns, the chaos of one life, lived. Amidst the chaos: calm hues and known figures. Geometry of forms, shapes of recognition, of suggestion. A rearview mirror or a television. A teardrop or a wing. A wing or a feather or a harp. A whisper of the known, a whisper of repetition, a whisper of a prayer: let this form be the one that makes sense.
As soon as the suggestion, the escape. As soon as the form is found, chaos is come again. A draw to and revulsion from form, from containment. Equal parts deseo and renuncia. An inability, a refusal, to stay within the frame. These works are shape-driven, shape-shifting. Cubes in part filled in, sides sliding away.
And beyond the page, the canvas, the wooden base, three-dimensional forms appear, expanding the pieces out, beyond. A relentless attempt to leave.
Escape. Échapper. Huir. A life in flux, in chaos. Making meaning out of staying, out of going. A triangle or a mountain or a diamond or a roof (techo, toit). Home?
– Rebekah Boudon, Hautes-Alpes, France 2014
Celeste Najt is an artist from Buenos Aires.
Her works attempt to hold back the experiences of change, evolution, found and lost impressions of everyday life, by using colors and materials such as papers, photographs, wood or painting.
This will be her first exhibition in Finland. A special series of canvases and wood pieces, in both 2D and 3D will be presented.
For her, wood is probably the most accurate material to read into to the concept of remaining through time, (Forever, Ainiaaksi o Para siempre).
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