Thursday, February 23, 2017

SOLO exhibition│AND THEY SAY of HER WOMAN, Fort Worth, TX, U.S. (post III)


ART7 Community Gallery is a satellite gallery of the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, a program of the Arts Council of Fort WorthI visited it last Sunday, and was amazed by how good of a match it was for the cold intimacy of my monochrome works.
ART 7 GALLERY
2955 Crockett St
Fort Worth, TX 76107
THE GALLERY HOURS:
Thursday 4-8 pm
Friday 4-8 pm
Saturday 1-8 pm

SOLO exhibition│AND THEY SAY of HER WOMAN, Fort Worth, TX, U.S. (post II)


SOLO exhibition│AND THEY SAY of HER WOMAN, Fort Worth, TX, U.S.



After four years of photographic journey into self, I am pleased to announce the opening of my first solo exhibition “And They Say Of Her Woman” supported by Fort Worth Community Arts Center in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
"And They Say Of Her Woman" will showcase self-portraits created over the span of four years (between 2014 and 2017) that belong to my most feminine works being a part of an ongoing project named "photography is poetry". All inspired by the poetry of a famous Polish poet H. Poswiatowska, they encompass the motifs of dark love, never-ending longing and hidden desires. Woman and her intimate world(s) portrayed in the poems of Poswiatowska, takes the face and body of mine in my photographs. This is just a tiny study of what womanhood is in its broad spectrum of meanings.
The exhibition will be on view from March 4th through March 22nd, 2017 with an Opening Reception held on Thursday, March 9th from 6 to 8 PM at ART 7 Gallery in Fort Worth, TX.
ART7 is a satellite gallery of the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, a program of the Arts Council of Fort Worth.
ART 7 GALLERY
2955 Crockett St
Fort Worth, TX 76107
THE GALLERY HOURS:
Thursday 4-8 pm
Friday 4-8 pm
Saturday 1-8 pm
More information coming soon.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

weird stories│forced to pose with bullets on the beach in Santa Monica, CA September 2015



I was on holidays in California at that time, and I do remember that it wasn't actually my lucky day. First, they messed up with our tour and took us to Hollywood (what a tiring unimportant thing to my life!), then that incident on the beach. I think I am a weirdo, thus I attract completely crazy people.

We arrived in Santa Monica for the sunset. The beach wasn't crowded at that hour. Then, I noticed a stranger coming towards me holding something in his hands. He was quite far away, but I already felt that something was wrong. I mean my intuition knew it. So he approached me, and started putting bullets on me in, around my waist and hips telling me that it would look sexy and made a great styling for pictures.

He seemed quite unpredictable to me with all that crazy idea and his excitement. In such circumstances I would rather not react like normal people do, but follow 'madman'. It's always safer than categorically refusing or rejecting them. So this is what I did; only I used that thing my way. NO MORE WAR!!!

Monday, February 13, 2017

behind the scenes│10-minute photoshoot just before the sunset at Lavon Lake, TX, July 2016

This is what happens when you don't have a proper notion of time and space. I'm so bad at it, especially here in the U.S. I almost completely lost the notion of space. 

It took me way too long to get ready,to pack my styling and gear that day. I was very inspired to take pictures for one of the poems by Halina Poświatowska, which I had studied carefully on the same day. I imagined all the scenes, and what I could possible do at this location, which I knew from the previous visits.

I was so excited about it but upon arrival at the destination, I was informed that the access to the lake wasn't permitted for visitors. Then, I was redirected to other entrance open to tourists. You can't imagine how angry I was. While in the car, I was only admiring the sunset on the way, and almost gave up on the shooting.

When I finally arrived to the lake, there were only 10 minutes left before the sunset, 10 minutes of warm soft light! I didn't even think to wear any of my styling, I forgot everything I planned to do, I just adjusted to the circumstances. I had only sharp rocks under my shoes. I removed them and the dress, placed the tripod and started shooting. The nature itself was enough of an inspiration to me. This is how my series "You Have Small Braids Like Spider Threads" was born. One of my best from 2016!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

exhibitions│22nd Arts in Harmony 2017 Blaine&Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.



I am pleased to announce that my work "The Trembling Living World Will Congeal Into A Perfect Shape Nearly Geometrical" has been curated into the 22nd Annual National Juried Exhibition "Arts in Harmony 2017", presented by The Elk River Area Arts Alliance.

THE MAIN EXHIBITION
January 31 – March 30, 2017
Blaine City Hall
10801 Town Square Drive, Blaine, MN, 55449

THE TRAVELING SHOW
April 9 – May 21, 2017
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407

JURYING
$12,250 in awards are available – distributed over 50 awards. Awards are subject to the discretion of the juror(s) and/or the awarders; all decisions are final. Purchase Awards and Private Awards will be selected by the sponsors.

OPENING RECEPTION
Sunday, February 5, 2017
1:00 - 3:30 pm
Blaine City Hall
Awards presentation begins at 2:15 pm

www.elkriverart.org

Thursday, February 2, 2017

publications│BORDERSENSES Literary&Arts Journal Fall 2016 Vol.22




I am pleased to announce that my series titled "Underneath The Dance Of The Golden Lamps" was accepted and published in the Fall 2016 Issue of "BORDERSENSES" Vol. 22 -literary and arts journal published annually by BorderSenses, a non-profit literary organization located in El Paso, Texas.

JOURNAL RELEASE&PARTY
The release party will take place on February 16, 2017 at the Glassbox, 210 Poplar St, 79901. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and there will be a magazine presentation at 7:00 p.m.

About BORDERSENSES
BorderSenses is a non-profit literary organization that was established in the Fall of 2000 and is dedicated to offering community-oriented projects as well as provide venues for artist and writers in the El Paso/ Juarez area. BordeSenses has collaborated with several organizations and worked on various projects to support the arts in our community. The organization provides free writing groups and open- mic readings for the community. In the past, BorderSenses has collaborated with Women Writers’ Collective, El Paso Against Domestic Violence, The University of Texas at El Paso, Community Empowerment Through Education, El Paso Community College (EPCC), Community Education Program, the YWCA, and other community based organizations and school districts.
VISION of BORDERSENSES
BorderSenses continues to work on literary events, outreach projects, and always seeks additional venues for artistic expression as well as working on projects that support new artists who already exist in our community to increase literary and artistic awareness.
MISSION OF BORDERSENSES
Our mission is to provide a voice to visual artists and writers of this region and beyond to promote cross-border exchange in the arts. We provide a venue of artistic growth that helps improve the quality of life for our communities.
BorderSenses is available as in-print magazine.
Learn more about BORDERSENSES here:
http://bordersenses.com/

exhibitions│GOOD BOKEH, International Juried Photography Exhibition, Greater Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.




I am pleased to announce that my work "The Trembling Living World Will Congeal Into A Perfect Shape Nearly Geometrical" has been curated into an International Juried Photography Exhibition "GOOD BOKEH", and will be exhibited at the Dab Art & H Gallery in Ventura, CA, U.S.A. from February 1st thru April 2nd, 2017.

Dab Art’s juried shows have featured remarkable and notable artists from all over the globe. The venue is H Gallery + Studios, a 1930's-era building located between Malibu and Santa Barbara in the greater Los Angeles area. The vintage industrial charm of H Gallery’s vaulted ceilings, suspended display walls and substantial exhibition space create a unique and highly visited gallery. Dab Art’s high-caliber reputation and progressive curating style makes juried shows one of the most coveted contemporary exhibitions in Southern California.

JURYING PROCESS
Almost 1300 entries were juried and selected based on technical application, originality and concept. After 3 rounds, only 46 individual pieces were chosen for exhibition. Finalists were invited to show their work in an eight-week exhibition at H Gallery.

Artists selected for this exhibit will also be featured along with their photos in a book published by Dab Art titled "Good Bokeh: Focusing on Fine Art Photographers". This full-color folio will be added to the permanent catalog in the LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) Balch Art Research Library. The book will also be available for purchase at www.dabart.me.

LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States. LACMA’s Balch Art Research Library maintains an extensive research-level collection of approximately 175,000 books, journals, periodicals and art publications. This non-circulating collection consists of monographs on artists and specialized art subjects; art reference books; collection and exhibition catalogues of museums, galleries, and private collectors; scholarly periodicals in the field of art and related areas; current auction catalogues; artist files; and material in related fields of study.

OPENING RECEPTION& BOOK RELEASE
February 4th, 2017
7-10pm
http://www.dabart.me/