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Emmi Tavela

All this white space

Jätkä 2 7.5.-22.5.2016

Emmi Tavela
All this white space
Galleria Huuto Jätkäsaari – Jätkä 2

What is central to this exhibition, to my painting process, is the whiteness of a space
– both as a physical and an imaginary entity. When painting I am at my most
exposed self. I am bare but safe, I am in my hiding place. For me the white space is
a sacred position. I don’t really let anyone in. And if I do, I cover the things I don’t
want reveal. The white space is my secret.

The exhibition consists of paintings that are completed. The process behind them
remains a secret. For me all this white space is about moving and groping around
within the outlines defined by mercy.

Even though all this white space is about a very personal situation, I hope that it will
open up to a viewer as presence, so that it becomes an event that leeds to a deeper
eye contact developing a dialogue between the viewer and the works.
All this white space is composed of things that are hidden, in front and behind
– in paintings.

The exhibition has been supported by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

Emmi Tavela
tel +358 443331391