Justyna Adamczyk and Aleksandra Urban: Dark Corner

Justyna Adamczyk and Aleksandra Urban: Dark Corner

Friday, December 9, 2011Saturday, January 21, 2012


Chicago, IL USA

opening reception: December 9th, from 6-8pm

EC Gallery is pleased to present “Dark Corner” – an exhibition featuring new works by Justyna Adamczyk and Aleksandra Urban. The exhibition of works by Polish female artists of the young generation – graduates of the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw will be on display at the Gallery from December 9th through January 21st, 2012. Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, December 9th, 6 pm – 8pm.

Justyna Adamczyk will present her very intimate painting which is a combination of organicity (in its literal sense) and surrealistic abstraction. On display will also be a series of graphic works by Alex Urban. These works can remind one of fairy tales in which everyday life and fantasy come together. Both artists escape from the boredom of everyday life into overflowing imagination filled up with a great number of themes. Both artists have a lot in common – fascination with human physiology, the sacral sphere, introversion, but predominantly with the dark side of humanity. They are both looking for inspiration amongst human phobias and they are not afraid to give shape to what can be lurking in a dark corner, especially when this dark corner is a place in our own mind.

Justyna Adamczyk (b. 1981 in Poland) lives and works in Wroclaw. She received her MFA from the The Academy of Fine Arts in Poland, Wroclaw in 2007. Her work has previously been exhibited at venues in Europe and United States including 9 Contest Gepperta, BWA Awangarda Wroc³aw, Poland; Joung polisch Painters I-XII, Bestregarts Gallery – Frankfurt am Main, Germany; 30 Premio Internacional de Pintura de Caja de Extremadura; More or Less, Musemu da Ciencia e da Industria – Porto, Portugal and Aula de Cultura de Plasencia. Adamczyk received her scholarships of the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in 2005 and 2006.

Aleksandra Urban (b. 1978 in Jelenia Góra, Poland) lives and works in Wroclaw, Poland. Urban graduated with the diploma in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw. She received her scholarships of the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in 1998 and 2003.

In addition to her inclusion in 2007 the Edinburgh Art Festival, Urban’s work has also been recently exhibited at the Galeria G23 | Sitka, Wroc³aw, Poland; And now the bad news, Gallery U, Wroclaw, Poland; Mind Games, Gallery Bestregarts, Frankfurt, Germany; Don’t even think about it, LETO Gallery, Warszawa, Poland; Dark Hole, BWA Karkonosze, Jelenia Gora, Poland; The head in bath, Ikona Gallery, Lodz, Poland; Dzika Banda, Magazyn Praga, Warszawa, Poland and Young Polisch Paintings, Hugenottenhalle -Neu-Isenburg, Germany.

For further information and/or images, please contact the gallery at info@ec-gallery.com or 312.850.0924.