June 12 – August 16, 2014 • Joan Mondale Gallery

Finland’s 2010 Textile Artist of the Year makes her United States debut at Textile Center. Kajaniemi’s bold and dramatic tapestries, often likened to sketching or a form of line etching with fibers, have been shown in solo and collective shows throughout Europe.

Coinciding with the celebration of Finnish heritage and culture FinnFest 2014, Textile Center’s exhibition will complement corresponding Finnish art exhibits at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the American Swedish Institute. Support provided by Anita Jain, Common Strands.

“My textiles are my way of thinking. I want to produce the objects of my wonderings into something concrete, so that I could understand them….The subjects of my works usually originate from the inmost of a human being: sorrow, joy, uncertainty, guilt, tenderness, and memories.” — Aino Kajaniemi

Opening Reception
Thursday, June 12, 6 pm • Artist talk 7 pm
Free and open to the public

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