Greenlease Gallery Presents "On the Basis of Encounters"

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Greenlease Gallery
Greenlease Gallery Presents On the Basis of Encounters
The Greenlease Gallery of Contemporary Art presents “On the Basis of Encounters,” new works by Polish-born artist Maja Godlewska. On Friday, Nov. 9, the public is invited to hear Godlewska discuss her work at 6:30 p.m. followed by a 7-9 p.m. reception. 
 
Simultaneously inspired and repulsed by the shape and reshaping of nature caused by humans—especially tourists and selfie takers—Godlewska presents overwhelmingly beautiful largescale works on paper and a sculptural installation. Through her observations of nature and its human creature consumers, Godlewska offers her view of man-and-nature and man-in-nature by pictorially shrinking the human within its natural environment. The sky, jungle and waters swallow and defeat the crass human consumers with an optimistic view of Mother Nature’s domination of the long game.
 
Godlewska is an associate professor of painting at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, where she teaches painting. She has exhibited her work internationally in more than 100 solo and group shows. Her work will be on display through Dec 8.