Thu, Sep 09|
Laura Kaktiņa "Giving In" Exhibition Opening
Time & Location
Sep 09, 2021, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
M/Gallery, Aristida Briāna iela 9, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1001, Latvia
About the Event
Join us for Laura Kaktiņa's exhibition opening on 9 September, starting at 18:00, with a poetry reading at 19:30 + an after-party with Penthouse.
Meet the artist, get a curator's tour, and, as part of the Poetry Days in Riga, hear five contemporary Latvian poets - Ieva Viese, Inga Pizāne, Kaspars Zalāns, Krista Anna Belševica, Māra Ulme – introduce the audience to the exhibition in their own words, presenting poems dedicated to the idea of “Giving In” at 19:30.
“Giving In” will showcase 11 new original paintings inspired by the Latvian landscapes, namely Kurzeme’s coast - Pāvilosta and Jūrkalne.
Kaktiņa’s work is characterised by earthy tones and smooth, calming colour fields. The near-perfect symmetry and positioning of the objects within the landscapes pay homage to Laura’s background in graphic design, where the visual language follows strict rules of composition.
Whilst the aesthetic aspect is all about controlled application, the poetic message behind the collection is quite the opposite; it’s about the letting go of the desire to control.