Laura Lappi: Palace Basilica
Welcome to the exhibition opening on Thursday, May 25, from 5-7 pm!
The inspiration for Laura Lappi’s upcoming exhibition Palace Basilica are the grandeur of ancient basilicas, cathedrals, and medieval Scandinavian wooden structures. The sculptures comprise abstracted segments of various architectural structures, reminding of the sculptural properties of some of the world’s most renowned works of architecture. Through the series of sculptures Lappi addresses the topics of what these buildings and structures represent in our communities, since they are usually seen as the most expressive, the most permanent and the most influential and shape the way we live and think.
Laura Lappi has studied at the AKI Academy of Art and Design in The Netherlands. Currently she lives and works in New York. Lappi’s work has been exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions at Lorimoto gallery in New York and The Yard project space in Colorado. Her site-specific installation 7×7 (Hope) was installed in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in New York and commissioned by Art In The Parks NYC.
The exhibition has been supported by the Arts Promotion Centre Finland. The artist’s working has been supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Arts Promotion Centre Finland and Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse.Galleria Sculptor