EWA MONIKA ZEBROWSKI | END OF BEAUTY
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April 5, 2014 to May 17, 2014
The exhibition will present a series of photographs that capture light in a very poetic manner, addressing themes of time, memory and solitude.
A heavy silence pervades the series of contemplative photographs in which the heat and light of summer have a tangible, almost oppressive weight. Like fragments, the photographs are articulated through a narration of daily life where time seems to be frozen. In Zebrowski ‘s work, everyday elements seem somehow timeless, as if they were bound to a common fate of vulnerability.
Having collaborated with writers and poets in the past, the photographic work of Ewa Monika Zebrowski is inspired by literature. Thus, the artist creates a delicate and organic narrative that leaves the imagination free to arrange and reconstruct the moments that are shared. Zebrowski captures those in between instants where imperfections and photographic blur act as a threshold, an entrance to fleeting moments of intimacy. END OF BEAUTY unveils the poetic archives of a selective and fragmented memory and the limited edition artist’s book part of this rapport with the intimate.
Ewa Monika Zebrowski was born in London, England, the daughter of Polish immigrants. She worked in the film industry for 17 years before obtaining a BFA in Fine Arts and an MA in Visual Arts, having previously completed a degree in English Literature at Occidental College in California. Her photographic work and artist's books can be found in many public and private collections in Canada, the United States, and abroad, including the collections of the Cirque du Soleil, the Musee d'Art Contemporain de Montreal, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Library of Canada, the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, the Center for Book Arts New York, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Tate Britain, the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Canadian Center for Architecture. Many Academic Institutions such as Yale University, Brown University, Mills College, Wellesley College, Smith College, Stanford University, Lafayette College, University of Toronto and McGill University collect her work. Zebrowski has had twenty solo shows, produced thirteen artist's books and won numerous awards.