Future Exhibits

Liv Aanrud: Off the Hook

April 28 – June 3, 2022

Opening reception: Thursday, April 28 7:00- 8:30pm

Raised on a small dairy farm in rural Wisconsin and now based in Los Angeles, Liv Aanrud’s textile artwork is at once a slowly stitched drawing and a labyrinthine map of the act of thinking.  Finlandia University Gallery will present “Off the Hook”, an exhibit featuring work informed largely by the language of painting, and constructed through the traditional folk method of rag rug hooking. Her figurative weavings, mostly of women, give physical form to emotional states. “The joy in their creation is visible, their bodies are a celebration of form and color—but there’s also an intensity that portrays a duality of these woven women,” says Aanrud.  “The viewer’s gaze is met with melancholy, discontent, even grief. I want these figures to seem strangely familiar as they stare back, and remind us that our beauty is oddly scrappy… made of the remnants of ourselves.”