Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Illustration Friday - Reverse

This week's IF topic is Reverse... so I had to take this opportunity to showcase a piece of mine that is currently on show at Off the Kerb Gallery.  Titled Mysterious, it is an ink illustration that has been inverted by using a photocopier. This way, the colours and the image have come out in reverse. It is one of the main techniques that I have used in this body of work.

Mysterious by Maja Wolnik, mixed media print, 2010
Please see my blog posts below for further information about this work and show. 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Exhibition Fever!

For the last week, especially in the last two days I've had Exhibition Fever. I've been so busy stressing about my upcoming show at Off the Kerb Gallery on Friday that I can hardly sleep or eat, let alone do any other tasks that need attention like grocery shopping or the laundry.
But I love it! Part of the Exhibition Fever involved the local media who came by my studio last week to take happy snaps of me and my work. I'm thrilled to be featured in the Maribyrnong Leader and the Maribyrnong Weekly. Check out the articles here and here.

Now, I've also spent a very long day at the Gallery setting up. Being an artist doesn't prepare you for the amount of mathematics you need to know to work out how to hang your work evenly! Not to mention special balancing skills required for the ladder to hammer nails in the wall. 
Lucky for me the lovely Shini (founder/director) was there to curate and help with her extensive gallery experience. She saved my life with a strong cup of freshly brewed coffee, and we spent the whole day together chatting about all things art related (whilst measuring, hanging, re-measuring, re-hanging). 

We also had the pleasure of her two gorgeous cats keeping us company during our breaks in the cute gallery courtyard.
Exhibition Fever is taking its toll on me but I can't wait to see it all come together! I'm looking forward to the opening night, where I will also get to see the work of Elodie Silberstein in the back gallery and Monika Jean Dziewialtkowski-Gintowt in the upstairs gallery. It's going to be a fun night!
Join me on Friday February 4th, 6pm-9pm at Off the Kerb Gallery, 66B Johnston Street, Collingwood.