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"Nordic Postmodernism" At Fayerweather Gallery

October 24, 2001-- WHO: Eight Scandinavian artists

WHAT: Art exhibition: "Nordic Postmodernism"

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 2 through Friday, Nov. 30 Opening reception Friday, Nov. 2, 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Fayerweather Gallery, Rugby Road

The works of eight Nordic artists, on view in the University of Virginia's Fayerweather Gallery through November, bring into play layers of history and wrestle with the question of the artists' national and cultural identities.

A visiting artist in the McIntire Department of Art, Marja Kolu of Finland uses fabric to create installation sculptures, weaving history into each of her works. Her large work outside Fayerweather Hall was created using colorful light-weight curtains popular in Finland during the 1970s. The light polyester and nylon fabric moves gently with the breezes.

Norwegian artist Juha-Pekka Inkinen questions the notion of progress in photographs combining out-of-focus images of debris washed up by waves contrasted with crisp images of the Artic Ocean in the background.

In photographs of Niagara Falls, Eeva-Lissa Isomaa denies us a clear view of the falls and uses the camera to explore ideas about photography as a representational medium.

Jyrki Puhakka uses wood and stone to create sculptures which bring to mind the Finnish national identity with the forest but they are scorched and scarred. His birch bark sculpture, "A Forest Child," "seems to come from some strange future, not from the reassuring world of Schandinavian modernist design," said Dean Dass, U.Va. professor of art and curator of the show.

Identity and the exploration of role-playing are the focus of etchings and photogravures by Piia Lehti and the mixed-media sculptures of Kjetil Ingmar Berge.

Hanna Holma creates abstract monotypes with delicate veils of ink. Her work is introspective without being representational.

The etchings and graphics of Jyrki Markkanen are permeated with recycled images of popular culture and entertainment which, upon closer observation, often mask a darker theme.

Fayerweather Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 25 during the University's Thanksgiving recess. For more information contact the McIntire Department of Art at (434) 924-6123 or visit the Fayerweather Gallery Web site at http://www.virginia.edu/fayerweather/.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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