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Ewa Juszkiewicz

In vain her feet in sparkling laces glow

November 17, 2020–January 4, 2021
Park & 75, New York

Installation view Artwork © Ewa Juszkiewicz. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Ewa Juszkiewicz. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Ewa Juszkiewicz. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Ewa Juszkiewicz. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view with Ewa Juszkiewicz, Untitled (after Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller) (2020) Artwork © Ewa Juszkiewicz. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view with Ewa Juszkiewicz, Untitled (after Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller) (2020)

Artwork © Ewa Juszkiewicz. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Ewa Juszkiewicz. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Ewa Juszkiewicz. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view Artwork © Ewa Juszkiewicz. Photo: Rob McKeever

Installation view

Artwork © Ewa Juszkiewicz. Photo: Rob McKeever

Works Exhibited

Ewa Juszkiewicz, Untitled (after Jan Adam Kruseman), 2020 Oil on canvas, 86 ⅝ × 63 inches (220 × 160 cm)© Ewa Juszkiewicz

Ewa Juszkiewicz, Untitled (after Jan Adam Kruseman), 2020

Oil on canvas, 86 ⅝ × 63 inches (220 × 160 cm)
© Ewa Juszkiewicz

Ewa Juszkiewicz, Untitled, 2020 Oil on canvas, 35 ½ × 29 ½ inches (90 × 75 cm)© Ewa Juszkiewicz

Ewa Juszkiewicz, Untitled, 2020

Oil on canvas, 35 ½ × 29 ½ inches (90 × 75 cm)
© Ewa Juszkiewicz

Ewa Juszkiewicz, Untitled (after Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller), 2020 Oil on canvas, 59 ⅛ × 45 ¼ inches (150 × 115 cm)© Ewa Juszkiewicz

Ewa Juszkiewicz, Untitled (after Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller), 2020

Oil on canvas, 59 ⅛ × 45 ¼ inches (150 × 115 cm)
© Ewa Juszkiewicz

Ewa Juszkiewicz, Untitled (after Joseph Karl Stieler), 2020 Oil on canvas, 31 ½ × 25 ⅝ inches (80 × 65 cm)© Ewa Juszkiewicz

Ewa Juszkiewicz, Untitled (after Joseph Karl Stieler), 2020

Oil on canvas, 31 ½ × 25 ⅝ inches (80 × 65 cm)
© Ewa Juszkiewicz

Ewa Juszkiewicz, Untitled (after Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun), 2020 Oil on canvas, 63 × 47 ¼ inches (160 × 120 cm)© Ewa Juszkiewicz

Ewa Juszkiewicz, Untitled (after Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun), 2020

Oil on canvas, 63 × 47 ¼ inches (160 × 120 cm)
© Ewa Juszkiewicz

Ewa Juszkiewicz, Untitled (after Joseph Karl Stieler), 2020 Oil on canvas, 39 ⅜ × 31 ½ inches (100 × 80 cm)© Ewa Juszkiewicz

Ewa Juszkiewicz, Untitled (after Joseph Karl Stieler), 2020

Oil on canvas, 39 ⅜ × 31 ½ inches (100 × 80 cm)
© Ewa Juszkiewicz

About

I find the boundary between beauty and ugliness very fluid.
—Ewa Juszkiewicz

Gagosian is pleased to announce Ewa Juszkiewicz’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, and her representation in the United States and Hong Kong. The installation will be viewable exclusively through the storefront windows of Gagosian Park & 75, New York, twenty-four hours a day.

In her portraits of women, Juszkiewicz treats the female body as modular and sculptural, turning genre conventions inside out. Beginning with images drawn from the Western canon, she adds touches of the surreal, the fantastical, and the grotesque. Her subjects, carefully posed and dressed luxuriously, are hybrid characters that mix elements of nature and culture, producing results that are at once familiar and uncanny.

Since 2011, Juszkiewicz has been making oil portraits that closely mimic historical European portraits in form and technique. Her sources date from the Renaissance through the nineteenth century. However, at the crucial locus of portraiture—the face—the painting veers away from history and into the artist’s imagination, toward both the ridiculous and the sublime. In this series of new paintings, by obscuring the expressive potential of the face, Juszkiewicz suggests the schematic representation of women in history, and the absence of women’s self-expression in history told by men. In Untitled (after Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun) (2020), the figure is posed in a landscape with familiar neoclassical elements, but in place of the subject’s head and shoulders is a towering swathe of fabric, arranged in a pile and topped with foliage, alluding to the degree to which the woman’s identity is constructed by the elements of dress and class signifiers.

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Park & 75, New York

821 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021

+1 212 796 1228
parkand75@gagosian.com

The exhibition space is viewable through the storefront windows, twenty-four hours a day

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