Fuchs Projects Gallery would like to invite you to the Opening Reception for the photography exhibition "Sauna" by Aapo Mattila on Friday, December 11th 2015 from 6pm to 10pm.
The exhibition will also be on view on Saturday, Dec. 12th (1pm-8pm) and Sunday, Dec. 13th (1pm-6pm)
For immediate release:
Finland is a country of 5.5 million people and more than 2 million saunas. Sauna has played an important part in the history of Finland and even today it is an essential part of the daily lives of the Finns.
For the last three years, Aapo Mattila, a Helsinki-based designer/artist has been documenting the unique Finnish sauna culture. In his images he has managed to capture the genuine feelings of the sweet pain of the heat, the moments of relaxation and the shared joy of it all. He presents the people as they are: sweaty, naked and vulnerable, but yet comfortable with their own bodies.
His photography style varies from straight flash party snapshots to calm and intimate portraits. The locations vary from an illegally built plywood sauna in the middle of Helsinki to the peaceful countryside, summer houses and snowy backyards.
“My grandparents were born in a sauna, and when the time comes, I wouldn’t mind to die in one.”
– Aapo Mattila
Fuchs Projects gallery is honored to be invited to install a show of its artists at the Art and Lounge gallery of the Newark International airport, Terminal B
http://www.artandlounge.com/newark/ (The works will be uploaded to the website in 2-3 weeks.)
This is the VIP club for the business class travelers, but anyone can enjoy it since it’s located before the gate security.
Some of the works will be rotated throughout the next 3 months (which is the Holidays season, with estimated 10,000 visitors per month) .
Our first roster of artists include: Rafael Fuchs, Petros Chrisostomou and Chris Kienke.
Left: "Portrait of Jonathan Franzen" by Rafael Fuchs