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MARIOLA SMARZAK
Returning

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A recent visit to her homeland has deeply stirred Mariola Smarzak and resulted in the creation of a nostalgic and moving body of work: Returning.

Smarzak's abstract landscapes evoke a mood rather than places or objects. Forms reminiscent of leafless trees and charcoal cobwebs drift across grey and burnt sienna spaces. The densely layered canvasses, washed out with diluted paint, become faded, muted and ultimately mysterious.

 

Smarzak's work has a distinct poetic quality. There is a sense of rhythm rather than rhyme, an asymmetry suggestive of free flow verse, an evocative illusion of space and ambiguity of meaning.

The contemplative process of returning, leaving, remembering and rebuilding is mirrored in her creative process of cancelling, adding and inventing anew.

Chris Stevenson, artist & educator

Returning will be opened by Emeritus Professor & Director of Peter Pinson Gallery at Syndicate @ Danks, Peter Pinson on Tuesday 23 July at NG Art Gallery, Chippendale, from 6 - 8pm.

 

See previous exhibition: Cantata

For further information, please email ng@ngart.com.au

MARIOLA SMARZAK
The Night Started to Seal V

MARIOLA SMARZAK
The Night Started to Seal VI

MARIOLA SMARZAK
The Night Started to Seal VII

MARIOLA SMARZAK
Everything was a Rythym I

MARIOLA SMARZAK
Everything was a Rythym II

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Returning

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Saturated by the Day of Rain

MARIOLA SMARZAK
Saturated by the Day of Rain II

MARIOLA SMARZAK
The Night Started to Seal I

MARIOLA SMARZAK
The Night Started to Seal II

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The Night Started to Seal III

MARIOLA SMARZAK
The Night Started to Seal IV

MARIOLA SMARZAK
Visitation

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Where the Blue Horizon Blurs

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Winter Scroll

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Woven by Wind