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Maimu Brushwood, Timo Tähkänen

Maimu’s Poem Corner

Pikkujätkä 27.6.-9.7.2017

Maimu Brushwood
Alias Timo Tähkänen
27th June-9th July
Galleria Huuto Jätkäsaari – Pikkujätkä

Welcome to the opening on Fri 30rd June 2017 at 6-8pm!
Come as you ever want to be!
Hosted by Maimu Brushwood who serves you sweet delicacies!

Maimu Brushwood neé Huolirinta is the poem writing alter ego of Timo Tähkänen. The drag poet Maimu Brushwood first appeared on Instagram and then started publishing poem videos on her Youtube channel. Maimu’s poems often reflect love, identity, growing pains – both in growing up in the shadows of norms as well as the painfulness of growing in weight.

Maimu’s life experience can be detected in her poems. Despite her tragic experiences Maimu still wants to believe in a better tomorrow, and in peace and love.

Timo Tähkänen (1983) is a painter and a visual artist who’s work is funded with a three year grant by Finnish Cultural Foundation. Tähkänen obtained an MA in Fine Art at the Academy of Fine Art, Helsinki in 2014 and graduated as a visual artist from the University of Applied Sciences of South-Karelia in 2007.

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

For more information: Maimu Brushwood
IG and FACEBOOK: @maimubrushwood
YouTube: Maimu Brushwood

Maimu Brushwood