MKG127 is very pleased to present From a Straight Line to a Curve,
an exhibition of new work by Kristiina Lahde and in MKG127's Front Space,
Selected Coin Studies, an exhibition of new work by Micah Adams.
Opening Saturday September 12, from 2 - 5 PM.
In her third solo exhibition at MKG127, From a Straight Line to a Curve, Kristiina Lahde uses elegant conceptual systems to make drawings, photos and sculptural constructions. She takes the notion of ‘from a straight line to a curve’ as a literal challenge. The resulting explorations teeter between structure and collapse. Straight edges are linked together only to drape under their own weight. Strings fall under the force of gravity. Paper is folded and curved to achieve form and volume. Lines radiate and multiply to form methodical drawings. Lahde creates a delicate balance between materials that are either held in tension or fall prey to gravity.
Toronto artist Kristiina Lahde alters and re-formats ordinary objects and materials through a process of geometric re-organization in which measurement and pattern play a significant role. Her recent solo exhibition ULTRA-PARALLEL at the Koffler Gallery garnered high praise with reviews in The Toronto Star, Akimbo, and Canadian Art. She was a Long-List nominee for the Sobey Art Award in 2013. Her work has been collected by the Canada Council Art Bank. Lahde has upcoming solo exhibitions at OBORO in Montreal and 57W57 Arts in New York.
Kristiina Lahde would like to acknowledge the support of the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council.