Stanislava Kovalcikova: am I dead yet
29. April – 27. Mai 2022
This exhibition is centered around paintings which harness powerful feminine energy, taking up space within a void of an empty notion of maleness. Glued onto the windows, an installation of mens shoes with portraits painted onto their soles, look out at the passers-by in the street. They stand watch, emptily, over Venuses, which are represented through complex depictions of women in various stages of life, emotion and aging. These women are in dialogue with each other, while the presence of men is marked by their absence: the odor of the worn leather, an installation of smoked cigarette butts allude to a past and potential future presence. Kovalcikova’s work is visceral. Once we feel it, we understand it.