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"Space Active: Gosia Wlodarczak"
2006-02-10 until 2006-03-20
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts presents Space Active: Gosia Wlodarczak. Space Active includes a selection of works created between 2003 and 2005 by Polish-born local artist, Gosia Wlodarczak. The artist’s intricate, layered drawings are exhibited at PICA for the first time in tandem with photographic documentation and video footage that reveal her processes in creating these significant works. Gosia Wlodarczak has become a very successful Perth-based artist with dealer representation in Melbourne and Canberra and has just sold a major, large-scale work of 100 panels to BHP Billiton. She was the only Western Australian artist selected as a finalist for Dobell Drawing Prize for the last two years.
Gosia draws her environment as she sees it in real time - tracing and re-tracing the visible. The video documentation of her art-making process forms and important part of this exhibition.
Wlodarczak’s art works are made manifest through the artist’s heightened awareness of dwelling in the everyday areas of human thought, behaviour and experience. Her drawings are processed - often in the comfort and isolation of home - via the biological phenomenon of ‘being’ as detected by her sense of sight and communicated through her body. She draws her environment as she sees it in real time - tracing and re-tracing the visible - thereby finding elements often concealed by the primacy of sight.
Her work interrogates space, time and language - aligning itself to Derrida’s complex notion of diffèrance. Over time Wlodarczak has adopted various visual processes and methods to address and communicate these issues. Drawing is the basis of all her work, extending towards performance, interactive situations and installation.
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