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Antoinette Wysocki: Curiouser and Curiouser
Apr 29-May 13
BLANK SPACE is pleased to present an exhibition of Antoinette Wysocki, Curiouser and Curiouser, the artist’s third solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition features new and recent work that showcases the artist’s demonstrative style. The show will be on view from March 29 through May 13, 2018, with an opening reception on April 12.
Antoinette Wysocki’s paintings are created from various media of acrylic, rag, gold leaf, and collage, and the interrelation between the layers of color and form show how non-objective elements appear to move autonomously. Taking into account the texture, viscosity, saturation, and the rate of absorption of each material, Wysocki combines various materials, allowing them to interact freely, as they bind and refract from each other on the canvas. Together with Wysocki’s expressive gestures, this unique process creates an intangible space occupied by random chance and conscious happening.
Wysocki incorporates recognizable imagery, symbols and text as a channel for cultural commentary. Motifs of butterflies, airplane, dart target, flag banners, and characters from Alice in the Wonderland signify short-lived beauty and vulnerability, a nostalgic journey to one’s memories of youth, and social issues such as obsessions among present day youth, gender equality. Set against abstract forms, such literal elements echo aspects of reality, and bring to light current political and social matters. Through this exhibition, the artist portrays dialogue between organic abstract forms and relevant symbolism of modern culture, as Wysocki describes the different elements in her paintings as “seeking to balance the subjective with the concrete, the abstracted with the detailed, and the sign with the signified.”
With her studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art, San Francisco Art Institute, Trinity College, and Corcoran College of Art, Antoinette Wysocki has had exhibitions in New York, California, Washington DC, Chicago, London, Hong Kong.