Koskela Gallery presents Seasonal Abandonment of Imaginary Worlds, an exhibition by photographer Carine Thevenau and paper art by Benja Harney.
Here images of playgrounds are a pause or a crease in spacetime, folding, unfolding and refolding to new landscapes and new time. The origami references this: synonymous to Japan and practiced in Japanese kindergartens. Both the playgrounds and the origami are nostalgic, they have a longer life cycle than the playgrounds in the West. Japan’s philosophies of sustainability, respect for the property of others and the aesthetics of wabi sabi can be seen throughout the work.
The exhibition will also feature Thevenau’s Sustainable Print Project – an ongoing project that embraces the transient nature of non-archival printing processes.