Date(s) - 09/09/2022
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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RSVP to enjoy a special viewing of “Entangled Stories,” a solo exhibition of risqué work by Justyna Kisielewicz that combines traditional painting and textile techniques to explore our common humanity.
Dress your artsy best and meet fellow art lovers while taking pleasure in the artist’s works—in addition to a curated selection of regional artists in the gallery’s lower level space [The Down Low]. The exhibition is on view September 9 – October 8, 2022. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6 PM or by appointment.
We are all entangled in something. We can be entangled mentally, spiritually, physically and bodily among other things. These entanglements are interwoven into our being just like a story that is woven within time. This exhibition incorporates textile art such as embroidery, crochet, and needle felting to serve as a reminder that regardless of our differences and gender, we have more in common than we think.
I depict the male nude in my work to subvert the traditional tendency of the female form being used exclusively to express admiration, feminine power, beauty and success. I also incorporates embroidered dollar bills, felt sculpture and paintings to symbolize our shared stories, emotions, and desires.
My hope is to remind viewers that the world moves on, that change is good, and that it’s the artist’s role to push the boundaries of what is acceptable.
Justyna Kisielewicz (b. Warsaw, Poland, 1985) is a contemporary artist based in Miami, FL. Justyna received her MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland. Her work has been showcased internationally and featured in Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Business Insider, Juxtapoze, Supersonic Magazine and Hi-Fructose. Her work has been presented at art fairs in Hamburg, Germany and Maastricht, Netherlands and San Francisco. Most recently, Justyna’s work has been acquired to fill the permanent collection of the National Museum in Gdansk, Poland.
Voss Gallery is a women-owned art gallery in San Francisco’s Mission District established in 2019 by Ashley L. Voss. The gallery features a dynamic exhibition program of solo and thematically organized group shows and socially-conscious projects to benefit the greater community. New exhibitions are presented every four to five weeks and are curated with an emphasis on New Contemporary work by emerging and mid-career artists.