In the autumn of 2012 a 58-year-old man acted out against a pain­ting of the Bles­sed Virgin Mary of Czestochowa by throwing light­bulbs filled with black paint at it. In con­sideration of the rhetorical and artistic valors of the use of paint as a weapon, Dawicki decided to apply that idea to the white cube of the gal­lery space. One of about a dozen specially-​prepared light­bulbs was smashed against the wall of the gal­lery prior to the opening of a group show with Rafał Buj­now­ski, titled The Drunkard’s Dog at the Gdan­ska Galeria Miej­ska (curated by Patrycja Ryłko).

Oskar Dawicki

acrylic paint, lightbulbs