opening reception: December 14, 6-8 pm
Free and open to the public / Artist in Attendance
CHICAGO – The E|C Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works on paper by Chicago based artist Ewa Bloch in “Rememberer”. Her new works will be on display at the Gallery from December 14th through January 26th, 2013. Please join us for the opening night reception on Friday, December 14th, 6 pm – 8pm.
The works on paper in Bloch’s latest series, Rememberer, deal primarily with iconography and identity, exploring notions of the feminine in art, culture, and artistic practice. In Rememberer, formally loose, haphazard gestures are layered under collaged digital prints of the same, featureless female figure, whose anonymity allows for her to be read more in a symbolic sense than a specific one.
With washy grounds of inks, acrylics and nail polish on paper, and three-dimensional strings of unraveled canvas, the artist creates a chaotic and abstract yet, to some degree, highly anticipated environment for this anonymous female figure. Whether this woman is defining her environment, responding to the gestural marks and collage or even directly interacting with them like another “figure,” her role is always changing, formally and metaphorically complicating the notion of the feminine.
Originally from Poland, Ewa Bloch has been living and working in Chicago since the early 1990s. Bloch received a Masters of Fine Art and Art Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her work has been exhibited in such venues as the Illinois State Museum, the Polish Museum of Art, Presidents Gallery at Chicago State University and Reicher Gallery at Barat College in Lake Forest IL. Bloch has also participated in collaborative initiatives with Creative Capital and Chicago Public Schools, where she continues to develop art curricula and projects with Chicago’s youth.
For more information/images on Ewa Bloch, Rememberer please contact Ewa Czeremuszkin at [email protected] or call 312.850.0924.