Aleks Bartosik: Real Human Beings
Exhibition: March 23rd – April 28th, 2012
Reception: March 23rd @ 7pm
Artist Talk: March 24th @ 1pm
A series of large-scale figurative paintings, loosely based on the 1870 novel Venus in Furs by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Real Human Beings explores the boundaries between the real and the imaginary. Motivated by the particularities, delicacies, sensitivities, beauties and obsessions held within the relationships between lovers, siblings/twins, friends, strangers, and ourselves, Bartosik observes interactions between people and re-creates them using her own scenarios, environments and narratives. She challenges the viewer to dream through her deliberate narration and obsession with drawing in painting to investigate her/his own ability and willingness to imagine, pretend, dream and suspend disbelief.
The White Water Gallery’s presentation of Aleks Bartosik: “Real Human Beings” is produced in partnership with Line Gallery.