Purdy Hicks Gallery: Anni Leppala exhibition review

The current exhibition at the Purdy Hicks Gallery in Bankside features works by the Helsinki artist Anni Leppala. Leppala explores the concept of time in her photography and the paradoxical relationship a photograph forms between the past and the present tense.

The exhibition ends on 22 February, 2014, and admission is free.

© Anni Leppala

She focuses on “the possibility of being able to make a moment motionless, to make something stand still” by capturing a fleeting moment with her camera. Her photographs contain a range of subjects including people, landscapes, interior scenes and surfaces.

© Anni Leppala

Lepalla currently lives and works in Helsinki. She graduated from the Turku Arts Academy/Polytechnic in 2004 and received her MA from the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. She participated in numerous group exhibitions in Finland and abroad since 2001 and was selected as Finland’s Young Artist of the Year in 2010.

Review by Meg Ryder, Photofusion intern