Currently on: Measured at Diaz Contemporary
in Toronto, curated by Claire Christie, on until Feb 20 2016.From a Straight Line to a Curve at MKG127
on view from Sept - Oct 2015 was reviewed in MOMUS by Alison Snowball
Kristiina Lahde's exhibition ULTRA-PARALLEL at the Koffler Gallery
in Toronto, Jan 22 - Mar 29 2015 was reviewed in:The Star by Murray WhyteCANADIAN ART by Amy LuoAKIMBO by Terence Dick
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
2013. Lahde's work is on the cover if the Spring 2013 issue of C Magazine
. Lahdes work is in the collection of the Canada Council Art Bank.
Kristiina Lahde is represented by MKG127, Toronto.
I alter and re-format ordinary objects and materials through a process of geometric re-organization in which measurement and pattern play a significant role. I find the overlooked potential of envelopes, newspapers, telephone books and measuring tapes, I manipulate and de-familiarize them in ways that shift, expand, invert, or otherwise transform their internal logic. Recently, Ive been systematically re-formatting measuring tools, cutting and reconfiguring them into geometric shapes and patterns.
My recent work engages with architecture and site to investigate tension and gravity. Using geometric forms such as the square, circle, triangle, cube, sphere, pyramid I re-imagine elementary shapes and objects that mediate our relationship with and understanding of the physical world. However, by highlighting the process of their making and subjecting them to unusual situations, I reveal both the structure and collapse of their functionality.
Kristiina Lahde gratefully acknowledges the support of the Toronto Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.