Galleria Sculptor is an artist-run contemporary art gallery located in the Helsinki city center and maintained by the Association of Finnish Sculptors. Its diverse exhibition program presents a wide range of cutting-edge art every year, with a special focus on contemporary sculpture art. The exhibitions are principally innovative and surprising, challenging the viewer to see things differently. The association organizes also events and exhibitions outside the gallery. In the summer of 2019, a major public art exhibition “Sculpture Expanded – moving laboratory of public art” was held in Helsinki. Throughout the summer the exhibition showcased artworks by 10 artists/artist collectives in 32 changing locations all around the city of Helsinki.
Aaron Heino will present some of his small-scale sculptures made of stainless steel and fibreglass. His works are abstract and seductively beautiful. The aesthetics are reminiscent of industrial design. Tiina Laasonen works with wood and creates forms that are soft and playful. Her themes are happiness and how it is allocated. Emma Rönnholm combines different materials, such as pin needles and buttons. She also makes moving sculptures that make sound. There is an element of unease and pain in her works even though at the first glance they seem harmless, which creates intriguing tension.