An exhibition by Basia Smolnicki & Lynn Taylor at Solander Gallery 12 August - 12 September
Basia and Lynn are exploring ‘light’ as material and pictorial symbolism.
Basia explores the qualities of light and shadow as transparent ink and low relief embossing on paper, translucent etched glass and reflective stainless steel using hand cut stencils and digital cutting technology.
Basia's imagery is influenced by the Polish folk art tradition of paper-cut design.
Decorative motifs from everyday life and interests are depicted in lyrical compositions.
Flying women, men, birds and animals weave in and out of dream like narratives that reference history, myths and legends presented in a flattened pictorial space.
Basia Smolnicki is a Wellington based artist specialising in traditionally hand crafted fine art and etched glass for homes and interiors.