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     ALICEGONGLEWSKI


July 6 - 29, 2001

Opening Reception
July 6, 7:00-9:00pm

Mixed media paintings
Skylight Gallery


ARTIST'S STATEMENT

These pieces are expressions of rhythm and thought, and studies of perception. They embody the scar tissue of grief and the layers of personal comprehension. The interwoven pieces of canvas and the dimensional angles hold together in the same sinewy manner of family relationships. I explore the path of the individual versus the group's domain, and the shifting and testing of family patterns after loss and death.

These pieces are made with canvas or other fabric, paper, and acrylic paint. I also incorporated other ordinary household materials that appealed to me in tactile ways--such as netting, tissue paper, cotton string, and paper grocery bags. As I explored the media, I made several small models of the larger pieces to test out different materials and methods. For the stretchers of these models, I used Popsicle sticks. The small versions appealed to me, especially once I began to examine the tiny models in relation to each other. I was also entertained by the irony of having the stretcher on the canvas, rather than the canvas on the stretcher.

Alice Gonglewski April, 2001


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