last night was the opening of olav christopher jenssen's exhibition panorama at kiasma. the norwegian is known for his expressive colors and complex surface treatments. his gestural abstracts treaded lightly on the more somber tones and the emphasis was on pastels creating a feeling of abject, insular joy.
i do recommend going, if contemporary abstract painting strikes a favorable chord in yer heart. the collection of works is recent and surprisingly numerous. the art can be found on the fifth floor of the museum until 28 march 2010.
and speaking of attending events... i hesitated going to the opening because it was so cold out, but just fifteen minutes before decided to hop on the tram. incidentally, since i among a few others received a bitch-slap in the comment box of stella's blog for supposedly going underdressed to a party – the launch event of a blogger community called indiedays – i could not help but giggle and shoot a quick iphone pic of my outfit last night.
beanie and men's cardigan by cos, purple tank top by american apparel, cross pendant by antti asplund (from the goodie bag from indiedays launch – thank you ladies, i had a blast!), leopard print jeans by dr denim, boots by alexander wang, champagne by veuve clicquot.
the comment in question, "champagne and stretchy jersey just do not go together", raised some eyebrows here for the sheer absurdity of the implications. even a triple clarification on the type of party in question did not alter her judgment. sincerely, i do understand feeling critical of people for breaking the etiquette, but somehow it never occurred to me that the variety of drink offered at a party could determine whether or not your outfit was fitting. i mean, it really is out of the guest's hands what type of refreshments are being served, right?
although this time i was definitely underdressed, i feel incredibly blessed (for lack of a better word) to aver that in my life champagne and t-shirt jersey definitely do mesh. oh snap.