maalid2020, a solo exhibition by Mariann Metsis, curated by Niina Ulfsak, was on at Tallinn’s Hoib gallery, running November 11 to January 1.
With paintings featuring English Greyhounds as absurd protagonists, as well as curtains evoking church adornments yet with printed images of Kristen Stewart, the show presents a skewed amalgamation of historical and ideological timelines. Using a thoughtful sense of humour and visual non-sequiturs, Metsis’ work speaks to the confused narratives and disorienting alienation of our capitalist present in crisis. As stated in the exhibition’s accompanying text, written through the voice of a fictional dog, “Listen, the things I say may not be true, but what they say about me, undoubtedly are.”**
Mariann Metsis’ maalid2020, was on at Hoib gallery, Tallinn, running November 11, 2020 to January 1, 2021.