Meri Peura, Fata Morgana, 2013. Metal and gold leaf, 380 x 850 x 400 cm.

“No Man’s Land”

Helsinki

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Entering the gallery brought viewers into contact with an unexpected obstacle: Ilmari Gryta’s full-size transit shelter. Coated in reflective material and situated in the dimly lit entrance, it halted movement as visitors examined their reflections and the reversed view of the street behind them. The work seemed displaced as it mirrored an actual tram stop across the road. Moreover, its gleaming surfaces subverted its materiality. This conundrum—at once concrete and chimerical—offered a strange blend of the everyday and the remarkable…see the entire review in the print version of July/August’s Sculpture magazine.

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