JANUARY 10 - FEBRUARY 28, 2017
Opening Reception: Thurs. Jan. 19, 2017 6:30-8:30 pm
Using the unique scale of the proxy gallery, Jenny Ziomek has created an exhibition that you can only enter with your eyes. Five small paintings/drawings on plywood are placed on the three gallery walls. The drawings are intimate in size and also interior in subject matter. They depict women alone in the bedroom or bathroom engaged in some kind of grooming during private but not secret moments.
The work is related to books and narrative. Here this relationship becomes ambiguous: The paintings are small but you can’t really approach them, and they are quite big in scale in relation to the gallery. Size (absolute number) and scale (relational entity) raise the question of what sizes but also what subject matters are acceptable in a book, a gallery, or a museum; could we see the gallery as a book? Furthermore, what are the implications of looking at this work in these conditions?