Visit to THE PERSISTENCE OF SCRAPS by Marzena Nowak & exhibition by Marieta Chirulescu at GREGOR PODNAR

January 05, 2022, 2 pm

Many thanks to the gallery director Maria Betegon introducing our participants to the gallery concept, program & history of GREGOR PODNAR and guiding us through THE PERSISTENCE OF SCRAPS by Marzena Nowak & the exhibition project by Marieta Chirulescu. The visit is part of the BAI Studio Program | Berlin Artist Residency, Art School, Arts Incubator, and Live Online Courses & Classes.

Exhibition Dates: November 27, 2021 – January 29, 2022
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 6 PM
Address: Alt-Moabit 110, 10559 Berlin

“Gregor Podnar is pleased to present “The persistence of scraps” by Marzena Nowak. In parallel bodies of works, Nowak’s reference of memories, fantasies and dreams are resurrected and reimagined. Her artistic negotiation of memory reveals how fragments or “scraps” of the past and the imagination get configured, subsequently conditioning the present and the future. Persistent in many of Nowak’s drawings and paintings are the layered fragments of found sewing patterns. Her tireless retracing of the delicate lines and forms reveal themselves as a vehicle for thinking, a reconciliation of thought. Layers of colour further abstract the intricacy of their entanglement. Nowak’s visual language maps out spaces of time, an arrival at and a departure from an almost impenetrable narrative. Her tracings rest and simultaneously emerge seemingly in motion. It is upon the fragments which are usually discarded that Nowak focuses her attention and a certain sense of intensity is revealed by that which is not seen.”

“Gregor Podnar is pleased to present Marieta Chirulescu’s first exhibition project at the gallery. Her artistic practice is informed by the tension between materiality, process and illusion. Chirulescu’s preoccupation with the relationship of painting to disciplines of mechanical and digital reproduction techniques, through her use of photography, photocopy, digital scanning and printing, she abstracts realistic imagery to create an optical illusion. Her painterly aesthetic uses canvas as the substrate, whereupon her visual language occupies, disrupts and challenges the discipline of painting, blurring the distinctions between the varied artistic methods she embraces. Chirulescu’s appropriation of reality, her re-ordering of visual information as way of entering them and enriching them with varied intuitive meanings, invites reflection on the process, nature and function of painting.” (Text excerpts from the press release by courtesy of GREGOR PODNAR)

More information on the GREGOR PODNAR Gallery Website.


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