Still Life – Anna Gałuszka

Tętno Gallery  – ul. Jatki 12-13, Wrocław
Exhibition open: – 15.10.2016 – 10.11.2016

Opening: 18.10.2016, 8 pm

The notion of still life, i.e. stil-leven, means silent, motionless life. In my project I refer to both the still life – dead animals passed on the road, symbolizing the inevitability of death, which I encounter every day, as well as still life, which is only an aesthetic composition.

In the objects in the exhibition: wicked, funny, sometimes even infantile or kitschy, I am trying to stop that daily moment, pay attention to the beauty of the world, and at the same time reveal a painful truth about its instability and corruption and about the inevitable passing of our lives and ending in their death.

Glass is the only one of the materials that I use to create works. Often I combine it with clay, fabric, but also with sheet metal and fur. My compositions can also have dried fruit, bird feathers or animal dander.

Anna Gałuszka

Graduated from the Department of Ceramics and Glass at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław (currently: E. Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw), 1999.
Has participated in 2 individual exhibitions and approx. 20 group exhibitions in Poland and Denmark. Since 2012 she has been actively participating in the activities undertaken by the Foundation Fly with Art in the framework of the European Festival of Glass "Play with Glass", including organizing and leading glass workshops at the Department of Corrections of the Ministry of Justice in Sadowice, the Ocalić Szansę Association – SOS Wrocław, and in community centres and rural areas in Lower Silesia. She coordinated the project Glass Bus for children with disabilities and seniors. Since 2015 she has run, together with Monika Muszyńska and Maryna Zaradkiewicz, the Tętno Gallery in Wrocław.