RetreatingApril 28, 2023 - April 2024 Jepson Center
The eighth annual Boxed In/Break Out features a series of photo collages by Polish American artist, designer, and professor Wioleta Kaminska. Viewers encounter the work as six large-scale, digitally manipulated photographs of merged Icelandic landscapes. The vistas are “illusive visual explorations of moments in nature that remind us of the importance and power of the natural world,” in the words of guest judge Hannah Israel, associate professor of art and gallery director at Columbus State University. The photographs transform the view of the environment as it exists today by formulating new perspectives of the changing world. While overtly inspired by Kaminska’s artist residencies in Iceland, Retreating offers a universal contemplation of the beauty of nature and a subtle invitation to reflect on humankind’s current role in the climate crisis.
Wioleta Kaminska (b.1974); From the Retreating Series No. 1, 2022; digital print; courtesy of the artist.
About the Artist:
Wioleta Kaminska is a Polish-born and Savannah-based interdisciplinary artist, designer and professor at the Savannah College of the Art and Design. She received an MFA in Design from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, CA, MA in Applied Linguistics from Warsaw University in Poland and BA in ESL Teaching from Gdańsk University in Poland. Her work ranges from photography, drawings, paintings to motion graphics, film, video and animations.
Kaminska’s meditative video landscapes are both a study in perception and stillness and visual reflection on the intersection between nature, technology and culture. Her video installations have been shown internationally in art festivals, gallery exhibitions, and conferences.
Wioleta Kaminska, 2022. Photo courtesy of Seth D’Ambrosia.
For more information about Wioleta Kaminska’s work, visit https://www.wioletakaminska.com/.
Retreating is part of Telfair Museums’ #art912 initiative, which is dedicated to raising the visibility and promoting the vitality of artists living and working in Savannah. This exhibition is organized by Telfair Museums and curated by Erin Dunn, curator of modern and contemporary art.