24. KRISTIINA LAHDE
Assembled together are 1000's of delicately folded sheets of standard white paper, arranged in a grid entirely covering the walls; the various fold lines create a play between shadow and light that shifts between regularity and chance, creating an elegant, rhythmic, repetitive quality. The artist uses commonplace materials and objects to produce her work, obscuring their original functions through folding, cutting, and rearranging. In this classroom setting, the materials take on added significance as the weight of the history that exists within the space merges with materials used to create the installation.
Kristiina Lahde is an artist from Toronto, Canada. Her conceptual practice focuses on material investigation and process. She received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. In 2018 her solo exhibitions included In and Out of Order at OBORO in Montreal, Out of Line at MKG127, Toronto, Unfolding at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, and in 2019 Extraordinary Measures at the University of Waterloo Art Gallery. Her works are held in several private and public collections including the Canada Council Art Bank.