This is an extract from the exhibition catalogue for Blaze 6. I'm looking forward to including a lengthy little something on this show soon too.
Fiona Veikkanen Kit Out (part 2) 2012
The experience of art in everyday life also informs Fiona Veikkanen’s work. Her inventive ‘survival tools’ plead their own necessity, and that of art itself. The forms and materials she employs – canvas, old metal parts, inflatable mattresses - make them seem like they should be functional. They are not, of course, because art is about cultural survival. Veikkanen’s work will make you think, and it is built to endure. -Annika Harding and Alexander Boynes.