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PRESENTING PHOTOGRAPHY BY IWONA BIEDERMANN
The Latitude of Quiet is a series of landscape photographs that offer meditations on the language of beauty. I’m interested in the perception, observation, and interpretation of time and motion. The blur is intentional. By abandoning the idea of knowing, the sharpness becomes an irrelevant causality of this exploration. The myriad connections of nature are presented without “focused” lines and demarcations of detail in favor of transforming stillness. The eye searches for the sharp points of reference but finds pulsing color and imperceptible movement in the contours and shapes of the light.
“Anything you see, anything you know or anything you shall see, anything you shall know will remain only for a while!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan
Meditating under the Himalayan Birch Tree, 16×20, Color Print, 2019.
Iwona Biedermann is a photographer and independent curator of the artist-run DreamBox Foto Studio and DreamBox Gallery. She was born in Poland and holds a degree in photography from Columbia College Chicago. Her photographic work includes documentary, editorial, portraiture, and fine art. Recognized through many awards (Individual Artist Support Initiative, Illinois Art Council 2012, Illinois Artist Fellowship, Commission from Public Art Program 2007, Illinois Humanities Council Grant 2001, City of Cultural Affairs Grant 1997, Eddie Adams Workshop/Newsweek Award, 1995), her work has also been a part of many exhibitions both nationally and internationally.
DreamBox Gallery has been an alternative space for showcasing artists in Chicago since 2003.
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Irena Siwek’s inspiration comes from people, nature and unpretentious things encountered in life. She elevates simplicity and transforms the ordinary. Within countless hours spend in the repetition of line and its movement, her drawings transform dense graphical patterns by the use of kaleidoscopic arrays of forms: lines, objects, circles, dots, and curves.
Siwek distinctive self-taught perspective contributes to the creative authenticity of her work, which is intriguing, engaging and introspective. Her drawings exhibit attributes of whimsy abstract expressionism, surrealism and fantasy.
Seventy percent weird, 2012
The presence of a camera always alters reality, but our perception of reality leaves a lot to the imagination. The experience of the moment becomes a dialog between impressions and meaning, where the element of time and nature transform the landscape beyond its recognition. A new sense of place is created, like a new memory. It is unexpected, never static and always in the making.
The proximity of Silence Series #7, Winter Landscape (Pinhole Camera), Color Print, 2016.