• Finnish architecture, design and photography fill Soane’s dream house this summer when Ola Kolehmainen’s impressive architectural photography and Alvar Aalto’s timeless design are celebrated at PM Gallery & House 4 July – 24 August.

    Ola Kolehmainen (1964-) is an acclaimed Finnish photographer. His photography depicts sections of buildings, examining the strictly ordered rows of repetitive patterns and elements of symmetry. At the exhibition, Kolehmainen’s collection includes his abstract, Aalto-influenced architectural images as well as new work exploring the Siena Cathedral in Italy and the most significant mosques in Istanbul.

    Architect Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) was a central figure in international modernism. His sculptural, and highly functional, furniture produced in the 1930s remains influential and very popular. Reason & Intuition will feature Aalto's creations such as chairs, tables, lights, glassware and textiles, as well as rarer pieces, such as a collection of original designs and plans for some of Aalto’s buildings.

    The exhibition also showcases Elena Näsänen's Passer By video where a young Japanese woman goes around Helsinki by tram photographing buildings by Alvar Aalto. Näsänen is a Finnish visual artist who works with film and video installations.

    The exhibition organised is a collaboration with the Finnish Institute in London, PM Gallery & House and the Alvar Aalto Museum.

    Reason & Intuition - Alvar Aalto & Ola Kolehmainen in Soane
    PM Gallery & House, Walpole Park, Mattock Lane, Ealing, London W5 5EQ.
    4 July – 24 August 2014. Admission is free to all visitors.
    Tues-Fri 1-5pm; Sat 11am-5pm; Closed on Sundays & Mondays.
    www.ealing.gov.uk/pmgalleryandhouse 020 8567 1227

Thursday, 15th May 2014