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  • KulttuuriKauppila Residency

    Veronica is in the latter stages of a four months arts residency at KulttuuriKauppila in Ii near Oulu, Finland.

    Exhibition Meidän Talo - Our House in Art Centre KulttuuriKauppila - Ii

    Meidän Talo is an exhibition by artist in residence Veronica Slater who lives and works on the Isle of Mull in Scotland. The title of the exhibition is taken from a popular home making magazine in Finland called Maidän Talo (Our House) that features a range of topics such as interior design, DIY, house sales and prefabricated homes. It is from this magazine that Slater has montaged houses and household goods on to tar and paint fragments which she has formed in the studio.

    The tar has enormous significance to the area of Ii and Oulu as it a natural resource extracted from the trees in surrounding forests. It was used in the construction of wooden ships from the 16th century and exported to all over Europe and beyond. It created wealth and built the grand houses of Oulu whilst creating the municipalities of this part of Finland.

    Slater has sealed these tar and paint fragments against enamel surfaces that have spray painted patterns from the lace that adorns many Finnish windows. Through this domestic decorative the viewer enters the great vistas of a strange wilderness that the tar and paint create. within these 'fairytale' islands sit houses that inhabit their own worlds providing a homely refuge from the fears of unknown.

    In Finland 'home' is at the heart of everything in the long dark winter and has a very particular place in the Finnish psych. Slater's four month residency witnessed the coldest winter and the most snow for years. In observing the surrounding houses within the frozen wilderness, the artist realized her own restless quest for a state of mind called home that is Meidän Talo.

       
       
       
       

    all single art works 30x30 cm - series of four are 4x 30x30 cm

     

    see also the web pages of Veronica Slater



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