The Helsinki-based artist whose prolific output includes video and sculpture, while pulling focus on working with painting, text and ceramics of late, announces this most recent show with a short text featuring a conversation between one ‘VERDURE’ and ‘TRENT’ discussing the A4 of a show by an artist “who wants to spread positive energy, but the tone is needy and kinda exhausting.”
It also features an excerpt of George Oppen’s poem ‘Of Being Numerous‘ (1968) and references said unnamed artist’s Tumblr that’s been taken offline. Pallasvuo recently did the same with dawsonscreek.info, some of which was compiled in the recently published Scorched Earth book, and now only shows a stand-in page that reads “dawsonscreek.info documented my clumsy forays into writing, first stabs at personal-essay-as-art-criticism. looking back a lot of the texts seem bitter and off, but that was the spirit of the time.”
In the VERDURE text, meanwhile, ‘TRENT’ proclaims, “I liked his work better when he was angry”.
See the FB event page for details.**