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Ewa Wesołowska

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Open Sculpture

Open Sculpture Solo show at Artemis Gallery in Cracow. This show was the first important step...

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Open Sculpture

Solo show at Artemis Gallery in Cracow. This show was the first important step in the development of my work after graduating from the Academy of Fine Art. Since obtaining a very traditional training in sculpture and craft, I disagreed with the erasuring the trace of the creative process. On the one hand I wanted to keep a trace of human hand on the surface of a work, and on the other, I was impressed by minimal art and its experience of an art piece. This exhibition was a dialogue with Robert Morris’ exhibit from Green Gallery (1964). I aimed to link the traditional formation of a sculpture – a visible ‘artist’s gesture’, a fresh trace of the creative process – with the arrangement of the space in which it was exhibited. My essay in the catalogue was linked to Michael Fried’s article “Art and Objecthood” (Artforum 1967) where Fried argues that Minimalism focuses on the viewer’s experience, rather than the relational properties of the work of art exemplified by modernism, mading the work of art indistinguishable from one’s general experience of the world. The Lucio Fontana’s statement of the show  “I do not want to make a painting. I want to open up space, create a new dimension for art, be one with the cosmos as it endlessly expands beyond the confines of the picture”  [Lucio Fontana. Statement, 1965] is a canvas and inspiration for my practice.

Presented at  Artemis Gallery. Cracow. Poland (solo show)

reliefs on canvas 50 x 50 cm