Gosia Wlodarczak
Dust Covers Utility Rooms


This exhibition Dust Covers Utility Rooms is comprised of a series of works exploring everyday domestic life.  During five drawing performances held in her kitchen, bathroom and laundry, Wlodarczak drew while sitting in a bathtub filled with primed linen, leaving against vanity cabinet and kitchen sink wrapped with linen, sitting on a stool wrapped in linen.  The process of drawing is almost a ritual and is performed on fabric wrapped over the objects documenting the everyday domestic rituals and objects' purpose through revealing their hidden shapes as she explains:

The creative process I employ when drawing on linen (Dust Covers) is the intention to record the present time continuous moment.  This is the way in which I try to convert living energy into the drawn line... The line I draw is shaped into outlines of real things that my eye registers by its every glance.  These drawn linear shapes accumulate across the picture forming ever growing substance of drawing.

The works are actual dust covers now stretched onto frames but which previously covered the objects in her home.

Melbourne based artist Gosia Wlodarczak (b. 1959) is a Polish-born artist whose work attempts to document and archive our existence through the practice of drawing.  She graduated with a aster of Fine Arts with Distinction from Poznan Academy of Fine Arts.  She arrived in Australia in 1996 and now lives and works in Melbourne.

Wlodarczak's work has been described a cross-disiplinary drawing.  In the artist's hands drawing is used as the basis for an exploration into performance, installation, sound and more recently film.  Her works are held in national, state and regional gallery collections and a range of corporate and private collections both in Australia and overseas.

Gosia Wlodarczak has previously been an Artist-in-Residence at Sofitel Melbourne On Collins and Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.  



Gosia Woldarczak

Dust Covers Utility Rooms

Sofi's Lounge

Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

October - December 2017

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