The best of reproductions cannot easily restitute the fullness of the works of Gabriela Morawetz, whose “volume”, even though these are photographic images, has more in common with three-dimensional, moving objects. These are complex works, done on canvas, on glass, and on metal, where-in reflections play with their matter.
With Morawetz, photography enters another dimension. Weightlessness, working in zero gravity appears then as a metaphor for the work of this artist who, disconnected from reality and completely absorbed by an idea that has become an absolute urgency, is ever borne forth by an underlying energy toward an unknown result.
This investigation transforms Morawetz into an alchemist grappling with the magic of matter and practical experiments as she moves between her studio and her laboratory. Having come to photography gradually after studying painting, sculpture, and engraving at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, echoes of all these practices remain highly present in her work.
The exhibition is part of Foto Wien – the Month of Photography in Vienna and in cooperation with the Polish Institute Vienna.
Gabriela Morawetz is a native of Poland. The artist graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. From 1975 to 1983 she resided in Venezuela. Currently she lives and works in France.
Gabriela Morawetz: Unwägbarkeiten / Imponderables
February 18th to April 30th 2019
Opening: Saturaday, February 16th 2019, 2pm
Brotfabrik Wien, Absberggasse 27
1100 Vienna, Austria.