Assimilations – A show of work by Agata Wojcieszkiewicz
- 7th March 2017
- Posted by: Ami Lowman
- Category: Exhibition
We’re always excited when one of our tenant’s has a new show or exhibition launching. We are privileged that we get to see daily sneak peeks and pieces as they come into creation, but we’re still thrilled when it’s time for the Private View and can’t wait to see pieces out of a studio setting and hung on a gallery wall!
A Preview evening will be held on Thursday 9 March from 6-8pm and the exhibition will be on from 10 March – 15 April at the gallery located in Old Portsmouth.
Agata explains a little about the inspiration behind her new show and the personal pieces of art she creates, “Time, place and identity are important to me. I am an immigrant stuck in limbo between the past and present worlds, unable to feel at home in my adopted country yet no longer having a sense of belonging in my home country, all at once alienated and anonymous wherever I may be. The imagery from the past and present of my surrounding world is brought together in the timeless whole of my art – I am the faceless silhouette of a labourer or a cleaner, depicting the anonymity and marginalisation of such existences as well as the impotence within the wider socio-political context”.
One of the many definitions of the word ‘assimilation’ is ‘the adoption, by a minority group, of the customs and attitudes of the dominant culture’.
‘Assimilation’ is the title of one of Agata’s powerful mixed media paintings that feature in this solo exhibition of work. The show’s title refers to the many processes that the artist, and others like her, have to undergo to make a life as immigrants, in her case from Poland. These are the processes of adapting and adjusting, absorbing and of being absorbed into the mundanities of our culture and life. These assimilations can also be seen as the processes that the artist uses to understand their experiences and observations and translate them into a visual language of ideas.
Make sure you make time to see Agata’s exhibition as her pieces are truly amazing and the level of detail an skill that goes into each of the creations is astounding. Jack House Gallery can be found at 121 High Street, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2HW.
Get in touch with the gallery, or check out their website for opening times and more information – jackhousegallery.co.uk