Beyond the White Gardens
July 27, 2018 - September 3, 2018
July 27 – September 3, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, July 27, 2018 | 5-7 pm
About the Exhibition
Beyond the White Gardens consists of twenty works by Kasia Szczesniewski. They are made with rice paper, tissue paper, and acrylic paints, using special technique developed by the artist, and then covered with a protective layer of polymer varnish with ultraviolet filters and light stabilizers for protection from UV damage.
This exhibition allows viewers to explore the world of the artist’s imagination. Her creations intrigue the audience and encourage individual interpretations. The paper exudes warm, sensual energy, and black and white compositions calm overwhelmed senses, bombarded everyday with visual stimulation from electronics and annoying diversity of advertisements. Due to its organic feel, this art awakens connotations that most of us have when observing nature, but it leads the viewer beyond that, to the world of abstract thinking, it inspires to imagine the unknown and infinite.
About the Artist
Kasia Szczesniewski was born in Legnica, Poland. She studied Architecture at the Wroclaw Polytechnic University that equipped her with strong drawing and designing skills. In 1987 she obtained a teaching degree from the College of Legnica, specializing in art education. After immigrating to Chicago in 1989, she completed several college level art courses, attended numerous professional workshops, and concentrated on self-studies. Nowadays, Kasia is an active member of the Chicago art community, showing and selling her works, doing commissions, and organizing art events.