Today (February 18), the first celebration after the reopening of the cultural institution was organized in Galeria EL. In fact, it was the so-called opening day, Ursula Wilk Gallery titled Blumetrie cont. They could be viewed from 2 pm to 6 pm View photos.
Foil, blue paint (last also on the floor of the gallery) – a visit under the roof of a Post-Dominican Church initially appears to be associated with … the restoration. From now on, you can mainly see the aforementioned two items in the nave and the priest. what do they mean? First, let’s give the word to the author:
“I chose water-based paints and foil, in fact, completely against the technique of painting, and the combination of these two means is impossible. I would like to emphasize the demise and temporary nature of the actions, and at the same time the constant transformation and instability of the material. The process of transition from one state to another. Works that are simultaneously in the process of being disintegrated, constructed and disassembled “- we read in the exhibition advertisement previously posted on portElu.
Expanding the description of the content or the new exhibition format in EL Gallery will be a task for a professional art critic. Later in this text, it would be easier to paraphrase the description of the exhibition prepared by curator Stanisوافaw Maski. However, this is an easy way. Instead of this solution, we asked the coordinator to take a short group outing during the opening day. What else did we learn from him about Blumetri? As it turns out, the links to the renewal were not wrong, as such interpretations of the exhibition had already appeared.
We are dealing with a graphic installation, which the artist has adapted to the current situation in the exhibition, we are in the stage of renovation here, after all – says Stanisوافaw Machki. – Some say it can be read as an allegory of the lengthy renovation work – the curator smiles. She adds that the exhibition itself aims to make the exhibition space experience a different point of view.
We are dealing with a graphic intervention that makes this space “brighter”, resembling an iceberg of a blue sea breeze. Moving on in the gallery, we see that these shapes are penetrated, everything changes. When it comes to drawing experiences, where we can try them matters, the gallery was set up with EL Gallery in mind. Additionally, the effects of light and shadow in the priest are important. There we are dealing with such a “reverse shadow”, when the light enters there it paints a certain picture on the canvases. The author wanted to leave these whiteboards intact, so that the paint peels off the foil and creates an image as part of the ongoing process – explains the curator. When you come to the exhibition at different times, the exhibition experience should be different.
Here, the most important thing is to draw an impression, visual sensations, our perception of space – Stanisسaw Małecki recounts. He also agrees that in the case of Plumeria, the most important thing is the shape, not the content.
– Everyone can interpret this exhibition in their own way – he adds. How does the coordinator himself explain it?
For us, since we started preparing for the exhibition in the gallery, it has become an extension of what we have been witnessing for two years (Renewal – Editor’s Note). It is an intervention in a place where changes are happening all the time, which was once a church and is still changing today as an art gallery. This fleeting dissociation, a ’tissue shift’, is also visible. My interpretations go in this direction.
Can you find any reference to other artists on Blumetriach?
If we were looking for references, Yves Klein, the famous French artist who used blue to create his works, would be much closer. Klein drew models in blue with his bodies imprinted on the canvas, and he also talked about the meters and measurements in his artistic activities. So you can read some kind of reference in Blumetriach. Ursula Willk has been simplifying the look of her expression for many years, only testing this blue. We are dealing with an experiment here: What happens when we hit two materials, chips and paint? Of course, the paint does not stick to the foil. The author uses this in addition to a very vibrant 3D cross-color play.
One could easily imagine a situation when he came to see Blumetrie, anyone could say that even if he were not an artist, he would prepare a similar composition. How does the curator indicate this potential scenario?
– You can get the impression that anyone can be tempted to prepare something like this – Stanisaww Machki admits. – However, the fact that the author had created this paint himself, and who was previously looking for the correct ingredients for it, was looking for a type of foil that reflected the plasticity and permeability mentioned above. Contrary to appearances, this type of play of color isn’t easy to create in a space. Everyone who did it will discover that it was not easy, the artist has worked on it for a long time. However, I understand that you could make a different impression, because simplicity and simplicity are really apparent here. However, it is more about activating our imaginations. I think we cannot say that we are dealing here with great sense, with meaningful art. The key is the game of color and a sense of space: what happens to us when we witness these works. Our perception is important here – Stanisوافaw Maecki explains.
Finally, let’s add that all those interested in the show will have time to check their own perception and imagination, because Blumetrie cd. Will be staying at Galeria EL until April 25th.