Katarína Poliačiková | Stephen Shore

Jiri Svestka Gallery Prague | November 16, 2017 – February 17, 2018

“Working with randomness and commonplace, and in the same intensity with beauty and aesthetic interpretation of surrounding world, Poliacikova and Shore are both very sophisticated at balancing these two components. Providing us with concentrated visual pleasure, their artistic vision never veers towards aesthetization of the reality in sense of its idealization. Their sight captures and compulsively recurs to the visually unpleasant and banal, inevitably affecting each of us every day. The Shore’s photographs selected for the exhibition have already become iconic. While focusing on details, including images of bleak areas, Stephen Shore provides a compact overall image of America in the 1970s. Whereas, Katarína Poliačiková is achieving to express her message about human condition rather by telling stories and using insights into a highly private space. The major role in Katarína Poliačiková’s works is given to conceptual redefinition of pre-existing objects and images from everyday life.”
(from the exhibition press release)

Photo credits: Dominika Jackuliaková, Martin Polák