Gabriela Jolowicz (Berlin) | Sentimental Value
March 7 – April 17, 2019
Opening Thursday, March 7th at 7:30PM
The ODD Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of woodblock prints by Gabriela Jolowicz.
The exhibition Sentimental Value is divided into two parts: a retrospective shows various larger prints from recent years, the other part presents my current project Megabillig 2. Here I am conceptually repeating a project from 2007, where I produced 24 woodcuts in rapid succession within a few months. As the small format is comparatively quickly executed, it allows me to react on consecutive events almost like giving a day-to-day pictorial report.
In contrast to these small works, my bigger woodcuts reflect many parallel observations and narratives rather than one central idea: the carpet of a pub in England meets an antique bureau of my parents house, airplanes from Tegel Airport fly overhead and the whole set-up is superimposed by a scene of friends meeting in our kitchen.
All my woodcut prints have been generated from daily observations. Consequently, they include a lot of information about me living in Germany and England and places I have traveled to: they hold sentimental value.
– Gabriela Jolowicz, 2019
GABRIELA JOLOWICZ is a woodcut artist from Germany. She completed her diploma and post-graduate studies at the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig. Her works have been shown in numerous international group and solo exhibitions. Since 2016 she is a substitute professor for printmaking at the HGB in Leipzig and also teaches a course at the HfK Bremen in summer 2019. Currently she has a solo show at the Galerie Hübner and Hübner in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), and – opening on March 7th – at the Odd Gallery in Dawson City (Canada). Furthermore, the August Macke Haus in Bonn (Germany) hosts a group show from April 12th – September 15th showing Expressionist Woodcuts and Linocuts from the Collection in Dialogue with contemporary artists. She lives and works in Berlin.