FRANCISZKA THEMERSON | LIFELINES | Friday 12th July to Sunday 13th October 2019
EXHIBITION 13.07-13.10.2019 OPENING 12 JULY 2019 6 P.M.
LAZNIA 1 CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART GDANSK, POLAND | 1 JASKOLCZA STREET
CURATOR: PAWEŁ POLIT
The exhibition includes Franciszka Themerson’s paintings and drawings from the 1950s and the 1960s. This was the very period when the form of her paintings, combining figuration and exploration of a painting’s optical space, began to crystallise. Artist’s oil compositions, the narratives of which are drawn from thick texture by means of dynamic line trajectories, are accompanied by works on paper – energetic drawings from the Calligrammes and Traces of Living series. These works make their viewers witness the process of spontaneous shaping of images entailing the changeability of viewpoints and frames of reference.
Collections: The Themerson Estate, The Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź, The Archives of Polish Emigration at the Nicolaus Copernicus University Library, The National Museum in Gdansk