Form of Fear
Opening reception: December 12th, 6 pm – 8pm.
Exhibition Dates: December 12th – February 14th, 2015
CHICAGO – The E|C Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works on paper created by polish artist Justyna Adamczyk. Her new work will be on display at the Gallery from December 12th, 2014 to February 14th, 2015 Please join us for the opening night reception on Friday, December 12th, 6 pm – 8 pm
Justyna Adamczyk, a young Polish artist, in her newest project called Form of Fear decided to tackle a brand new medium for her – drawing. A large series of artworks wil be presented in the E/C Gallery exhibition space. It constitutes a draft of stories about people – their private dilemmas and mental condition. But also it tells a story about who we are, our consciousness, making decisions, coexistence with another human being and passing in time.
As an artist Justyna attentively observes every day life and she tries to transform it into her own visual language. She uses distinctive forms, symbols and shapes to smuggle a handful of personal, sometimes dark thoughts and feelings. It won’t be a cheerful story then…
The exhibition will present the newest series of artworks that touch emotional and intimate sphere more than ever. The artist shows us her own attentively observed world sometimes full of fear and anxiety, through her personal visual language. This world appears as a grim, glumly space, full of hallucinatory shapes and objects, and finally – full of ourselves – lost, lonely, frightened and more and more often anonymous…
Justyna Adamczyk (b. 1981 Opoczno) received MFA from the E. Gepperd’s Academy of Fine Arts in Poland, Wroclaw, painting specialization (under supervision of prof. P. Błażejewski and lect. P. Pintala), in 2007. In 2006-2007 shewas a board member of ArtTransparent Foundation organizing “Survival” Young Art Review. She received an award of Ministry of Culture and Heritage (twice, in 2005 and 2006). In 2007 she was given a distinction from the Public Art Gallery in Łódź as part of The 17th Young Artists Contest “Promocje” in Legnica. Since 2005 she participates in many exhibitions and contests in Poland and abroad. Her works were exhibited on Vienna Art Fair (2011 Vienna) or on contemporary auctions sales “Najlepsze kasztany są na Placu Pigalle” (2010, Heppen, Transfer Gallery, Warsaw) as well as in such galleries like: Bestregards Galery (Frankfurt), EC Gallery (Chicago), Galeria Miejska (Łódź), ON Galery (Poznań), BWA (Bielsko Biała and Wroclaw) or Wozownia Gallery (Toruń). Her works were distinguished as part of contests such as: Biennale, Bielska Jesień (2013, Public Galery, Bielsko Biała), 9th Geppert’s Contest (2009, BWA Awangarda Wrocław), Biennale “Bielska Jesień” (2009, Public Gallery, Bielsko Biała), “Promocje” 17th Young Artists Contest (2007 Legnica).