Kari Soinio’s exhibition Private Hero opens at Station Independent Projects in NY
New York-based Kari Soinio studies masculine corporeality, body language, sexuality and identity in his photographic portraiture of the male body. He examines the ways perception and recognition operates through visual representations. In his auto-portraiture-based work, Soinio critically observes masculinity and femininity in maleness, showing ambiguous bodies with traits of both genders.
Soinio is particularly engaged in the gendered notion of heroism and the cultural icons of male heroes. He continuously explores the complexities of the male consciousness and body image, and scrutinizes the tension between a sense of vulnerability and expressions of strength in masculine cultures.
Soinio’s work has been exhibited internationally, most recently at Storefront Bushwick. He holds a MFA at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki and has also studied at the International Center of Photography in New York.
Private Hero at Station Independent Projects
Opening reception November 20, 6-9pm
Gallery hours: Thursday to Sunday, Noon-6pm
164 Suffolk Street
New York 10002
Image: Kari Soinio, Private Hero (Detail of an image)