Gunia Nowik Gallery


Katarzyna Korzeniecka
Sep 29 – Nov 19, 2022

As part of this year’s edition of WGW, Gunia Nowik Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Katarzyna Korzeniecka (born in 1976) – an artist specializing in the techniques of ebru and marquetry, which she masters – as she puts it – in collaboration with nature.

The direct inspiration behind the paintings and woodwork that form the exhibition Thea are, on the one hand the structures of natural forms and processes, which the artist finds analogous to the alchemy of paint spreading on water, the drawing of the interiors of stones, and wood grains in marquetry; on the other hand it is the theory according to which Moon was created as the effect of the collision of two protoplanets:

Earth and Thea, which meant that parts of the planet named after the mythological goddess of light got inside Earth. Gaining awareness of the perspective of cosmos in the context of climate change is equally distressing as poetic. The exhibition was created in dialogue with curator Agnieszka Tarasiuk.

Katarzyna Korzeniecka, Cosmos, 2011, marquetry (various kinds of wood), 95 x 125 cm