Not tulips. Pines. The work of Edward Dwurnik still abounds in unfamiliar views and mysterious groves. For example Polish Pines, growing in a tight ring on a broad, undulating meadow, their crowns against the background of a fading, dark-blue sky. The exhibition was prepared in cooperation with the Edward Dwurnik Foundation.
EXHIBITIONS IN POLAND
Edward Dwurnik’s works can now be viewed at the exhibitions Poland/Retrospective at the Centre of Contemporary Art in Toruń and Korowód. Edward Dwurnik and the Spectres of History at Herbst Palace.
/ The Centre for Contemporary Art in Toruń and the Łódź Museum of Art present the largest exhibitions of Edward Dwurnik’s paintings to date.
From December to June series consists of 96 paintings dedicated to the victims of martial law. Each of Dwurnik’s canvases is entitled after the name of the deceased.
Original posters by Edward Dwurnik from the 1980s, which accompanied individual shows by the artist. The expressive style of these works and the spareness of their printing perfectly capture the specific climate of the crisis decade of martial law, strikes, and the dawn of the Polish transformation.
The work belongs to the short but unusual series created in 1973 in cooperation with the photographer Teresa Gierzyńska.
(Polski) Rysunki z serii KłamsTVa to przykłady politycznej ekspresji czasów strajków i stanu wojennego oraz zapis społecznego sprzeciwu wobec manipulacjom władzy.
(Polski) Charakterystyczny dla Dwurnika widok Polski z małomiasteczkowej perspektywy z ikonicznym dla artysty motywem wielkiej główy i ujmującą aurą nawiązującą do prac Nikifora, którymi Dwurnik się inspirował.
Fulfilling the long-held dream of a garden in the gallery, we invite visitors to a meadow where wildflowers mingle with weeds, day with night, art with the memory of art. At the exhibition can be seen works by Michał Budny, Oskar Dawicki, Edward Dwurnik, Milena Korolczuk, Przemysław Kwiek, Marcin Maciejowski, Przemysław Matecki, Bartek Materka, Cyryl Polaczek, Zbigniew Rogalski, Łukasz Rusznica, Maria Szkop.
The presentation of ten of Edward Dwurnik’s works on paper never shown before marks the beginning of the work on an intriguing archive of the artist, in which motifs and stories known from paintings are developed, or the reverse—drawings left by the artist include ideas and emotions later expanded on in his paintings.