Place: OFF FRAME | Sienkiewicza 9 Opening: 16.06.2021 | 6pm Exhibition open: 16-19.06.2021 | 4pm-5.30pm
The idea of the graphic project entitled ‘Curtain’ refers to the multiple ways a human figure can be interpreted. Graphic ‘recording’ of reality happens on various levels of experiencing it.
Domesticating realities in which phobias, uncertainties and burdens trap the form, human figure in repetitive convulsive contractions, pressed into oblong arrangements with expressive connotations. Large format works are an aggregate of current experiences and observations, creating a complete picture of the times with a clear genesis, resulting in a sort of illusion of freedom and normality. A deformation, intended in this project creates some sort of fake leads, taking the picture in different ways of interpretation. It is a kind of an order, but also a clear curtain, both metaphorical and physical, in a search for hidden meanings.
The city, a well working mechanism, keeps us feeling like we’re progressing. It stimulates our activity. The pandemic is an experience of decay, inherent in the operation of every mechanism. The feeling of limitation and endangerment changed the way we function. Experiencing the city’s structure gained a new dimension, became more blunt and bothersome. During the pandemic places we know and habits we follow gradually change. They become eroded and skewed. This process has a second side – new forms of functioning of and in the city are created. The question about these forms is a starting point for this exhibition presenting paintings and objects.
The exhibition of illustrations entitled ‘Little lines and little tears’ refers to the animation ‘Lines and dots’ by Władysław Nehrebecki and Irma Kozina’s text with the same title. Similar to Nehrebecki, who placed himself in the role of a victim of political spectacle, the author is confronting the artist with the pandemic reality.
In her works the artists is continuing and developing the geometrical form of Nehrebecki’s film. This gives it disturbing and perverse character. Fear that was present half a century ago, caused by the perspective of a nuclear conflict, comes back during the pandemic and is waiting for a response. The ‘Little lines and little tears’ exhibition is an expression of indifference and creators’ bitter-sweet expectations in the face of new, unpredictable future.