November 4th - December 16th
In Lines and Curves Kristiina Lahde uses elegant conceptual systems to make drawings, photos and sculptural constructions. Material experiments teeter between structure and collapse. Lahde creates a delicate balance between materials that are either held in tension or submit to gravity.
Kristiina Lahde is an artist from Toronto, Canada. She received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) in 1999. Kristiina Lahde was nominated for the Sobey Art Award Longlist in 2013. Lahde's work is on the cover of the Spring 2013 issue of C Magazine. A feature article by Kristin Campell is found within. Her work was reviewed by Canadian Art Magazine in January 2015, Akimbo blog in February 2015, The Star in February 2015, and MOMUS in October 2015.
Kristiina Lahde is represented by MKG127, Toronto.
In 2015 Lahde had solo shows at Martha Street Studio in Winnipeg and the Koffler Gallery and MKG in Toronto. In September 2013 Lahde's work was included in the exhibition More Than Two (Let It Make Itself) at The Power Plant, Toronto. The exhibition was curated by Micah Lexier.
In my practice I alter and re-format familiar objects and materials. I select materials that are often disused or are rapidly approaching obsolescence. I alter these materials through a precise process of geometric re-organisation, in which measurement and pattern play a significant roll. I am drawn to materials that carry or contain information, materials of administration or tools for measurement. These common materials include envelopes, newspapers, telephone books and measuring tapes. I seek out an internal logic of things and this leads me to subjectively shift, expand, invert or simply transform the materials.