Karolina Jablonska: No Rest For The Weary

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6830 Santa Monica Boulevard, CA 90038, Los Angeles, United States
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Karolina Jablonska: No Rest For The Weary

Los Angeles

Karolina Jablonska: No Rest For The Weary
to Sat 31 Jul 2021
Tue-Sat 11am-6pm

Steve Turner presents No Rest For The Weary, a solo exhibition by Krakow-based Karolina Jablonska featuring new paintings that depict the artist engaged in everyday activities–bathing, eating, drawing and thinking–within the confines of her own home.

Artworks

combing hair II, 2021

Oil on canvas
72 7/8 x 63 inches (185.1 x 160 cm)

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drawing green, 2021

Oil on canvas
67 x 59 inches (170.2 x 149.9 cm)

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Looking out the Window (blue), 2020

Oil on canvas
70 7/8 x 74 7/8 inches (180 x 190.2 cm)

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Night thinking, 2020

Oil on canvas
63 x 63 inches (160 x 160 cm)

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Takeaway, 2021

Oil on canvas
78 3/4 x 72 7/8 inches (200 x 185 cm)

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To emphasize emotional darkness, the paintings are mostly limited to a narrow range of color and contrast. While the figure is engaged in otherwise pleasant activities, the feeling throughout is one of anxiety and dread. According to Jablonska, this has something to do with the imposed isolation of 2020 and 2021, but it also relates to a general despair that she has observed as women’s rights in Poland have gradually eroded in recent years.

Karolina Jabłońska (born 1991, Niedomice, Poland) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Kraków (2015) and also did a year of study at the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design, Prague (2015). She has had solo exhibitions at Raster Gallery, Warsaw and Zeller Van Almsick, Vienna and had work in group exhibitions at SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw and Capitain Petzel, Berlin. She also co- founded Potencja, an artist-run space in Krakow together with Tomasz Kręcicki and Cyryl Polacze. She lives and works in Krakow. No Rest For The Weary is her first solo exhibition with Steve Turner as well as her first in the United States.

Courtesy of the artist and Steve Turner, Los Angeles


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