From October 4th, in the Municipal Gallery bwa in Bydgoszcz, 3 Gdańska St., you can see an exhibition of Sara Gackowska jewellery and graphics by Piotr Tołoczko – artists associated with the University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz.
In my work I often integrate gesture and matter. I try to record a gesture in the matter before giving it meaning. The gesture captured in a drawing form notes the struggle with the determined surface and time of execution. Graphic technique allows me to record the chronology of drawing creation, which is valuable for the gesture. I am looking for such forms so that the lines clearly describe the process of creating a drawing notation, its beginning, development and end. Spontaneous works become a valuable material for later analysis. I assume that a notation detached from iconography reveals and emphasizes the style and predisposition of the artist. (Piotr Tołoczko, a passage from the text for the catalogue of the exhibition)
Piotr Tołoczko – in 2004, he graduated in Graphics under Prof. Bogumiła Pręgowska, and in 2007, graduated in sculpture under Prof. Maciej Szańkowski, at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun. In 2011, he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Fine Arts. Since 2010, a lecturer at the University of Technology and Life Sciences in Bydgoszcz, in the Department of Visual Arts at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Environment Engineering. He runs the Innovation Gallery, which promotes art and technology. In his work, he searches for the intermedia action of gestures in art. He has participated in several solo and group exhibitions and several graphic art competitions. He does graphic art, drawings, sculptures and installation.
My main area of interest is working with contemporary jewellery and stone. Both are phenomena and have a hidden value that I would like to explore and discover anew all the time, bringing it to the limits. Modern ways of expressing form and content are of particular interest to me. Searching for possibilities, experiencing, feeling and working with the material gives me an incredible pleasure. At the centre of my search is stone, especially an experimental way of working with this unpredictable material. Both unexplained and unpredictable fascinate me the most, and describe the nature of stone best as an inexhaustible source… (Sara Gackowska, a passage from the text for the catalogue of the exhibition).
Sara Gackowska – lives and creates in Poland. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk with a Master’s degree in Jewellery and Applied Forms. She studied jewellery at Saimaa University of Applied Sciences in Finland, and holds a bachelor’s degree from the Institute of Design of the Koszalin University of Technology.
curator Danuta Pałys
Beginning 04.10.2019, 6pm
3 Gdańska St.