Los AngelesKarolina Jablonska: No Rest For The Weary
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.
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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