June Crespo and Piotr Janas – Internal view
Entitled Internal view, it compiles the work of two artists from different generations – the Spanish sculptor June Crespo (born in 1983) and the Polish painter Piotr Janas (born in 1970). The exhibition will be featuring the latest works by both artists.
The starting point for Crespo’s series of sculptural works made during a residency in Eindhoven are shop mannequins. She made ceramic copies of plastic representations of the female body. Through the use of a brittle material commonly used in the production of dishes, Crespo exposes the fragility of the body as such along with cultural visions of idealized physicality. The latest paintings by Piotr Janas are dense with amorphous forms resembling both human entrails and coils of ropes, rubbish, or puffs of smoke. The artist is a real master when it comes to balancing formal abstraction witih bodily concrete.
The works of both artists will be compiled in a relationship referring to the image of a broken vessel: the stiffness of Crespo’s sculptural works versus the liquid nature of Janas’s painting.
opening reception: Friday, 21.09.2018, 5-9PM
Saturday (22.09.2018), Sunday (23.09.2018): since noon to 7PM
Exhibition runs until October 27th, 2018
Dom Słowa Polskiego