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Tia Keo / PERMISSION
       
     
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RETURN TO WEAVING
       
     
HOLD YOURSELF TOGETHER
       
     
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BOSOM Bowls
       
     
Metal weaving studies
       
     
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LEAVING The COCOON
       
     
RETURN TO WEAVING
       
     
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 Why sixty?
       
     
FORCED/FORCE
       
     
 Created by mis-using metalworking tools, each 6”x6” sheet of copper is forced into a mold that is circular and too small for it.
       
     
 The metal reacts in predictable and unpredictable ways depending on the intensity and duration of the force acted upon it.
       
     
 Each piece is entirely unique, but consistent patterns emerge (in particular this pleating) as a result of the repeated method of action.
       
     
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FULL CIRCLE
       
     
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BAGGAGE
       
     
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WOMEN'S WORK / WOMEN'S ARMOR
       
     
BLOOD MEMORY
       
     
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RESIST watercolors
       
     
Tia Keo
       
     
Opening Reception
       
     
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Tia Keo / PERMISSION
       
     
Tia Keo / PERMISSION

28th Annual Contemporary Finnish American solo exhibition

On view at Finlandia University Gallery in Hancock, MI from November 29, 2018 - February 15, 2019

435 Quincy St. Hancock, MI 49930

All exhibition photographs by Tom Adolphs

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RETURN TO WEAVING
       
     
RETURN TO WEAVING

Wood, nails, cotton warp thready, wool yarn

2016

HOLD YOURSELF TOGETHER
       
     
HOLD YOURSELF TOGETHER

Copper, Brass, copper wire

2017-2018

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BOSOM Bowls
       
     
BOSOM Bowls

Copper, copper wire

2017-2018

Metal weaving studies
       
     
Metal weaving studies

Copper, brass, wool yarn, silk thread, cotton warp, cord.

2017

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LEAVING The COCOON
       
     
LEAVING The COCOON

Copper, copper wire

2018

RETURN TO WEAVING
       
     
RETURN TO WEAVING

Painted wood, nails, cotton warp thread, wool yarn

2016

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 Why sixty?
       
     

Why sixty?

FORCED/FORCE
       
     
FORCED/FORCE

Installation of 60 copper sculptures

2018

 Created by mis-using metalworking tools, each 6”x6” sheet of copper is forced into a mold that is circular and too small for it.
       
     

Created by mis-using metalworking tools, each 6”x6” sheet of copper is forced into a mold that is circular and too small for it.

 The metal reacts in predictable and unpredictable ways depending on the intensity and duration of the force acted upon it.
       
     

The metal reacts in predictable and unpredictable ways depending on the intensity and duration of the force acted upon it.

 Each piece is entirely unique, but consistent patterns emerge (in particular this pleating) as a result of the repeated method of action.
       
     

Each piece is entirely unique, but consistent patterns emerge (in particular this pleating) as a result of the repeated method of action.

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FULL CIRCLE
       
     
FULL CIRCLE

Copper, copper wire

2018

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BAGGAGE
       
     
BAGGAGE

Copper, copper wire, padlock

2018

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WOMEN'S WORK / WOMEN'S ARMOR
       
     
WOMEN'S WORK / WOMEN'S ARMOR

Copper, copper wire, cotton warp thread, wool yarn, wooden dowel

2018

BLOOD MEMORY
       
     
BLOOD MEMORY

Copper, electrical wire

2018

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RESIST watercolors
       
     
RESIST watercolors

Masking fluid (removed) and watercolor

2018

Tia Keo
       
     
Tia Keo

Tia (Salmela Keobounpheng) Keo is an artist living and working in Minneapolis, MN. She has spent much of her life exploring at the intersection of architecture, design, art and craft. She founded the design company Silvercocon with her husband in 2001 and launched the classic Silvercocoon laser-cut jewelry collection in 2007. A 2017 MN State Arts Board grant supported her expansion into metal work which propelled her forward in to metal sculpture. A 2018 Next Step Fund Grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (made possible with support of the McKnight Foundation) supported the new sculpture work created for this exhibition.

Photograph by Rita Farmer

Opening Reception
       
     
Opening Reception

The exhibition opened on November 29, 2018. Tia gave a short gallery talk at the opening reception that evening.

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