Pierogi is delighted to present a third one-person exhibition of Ryan Mrozowski’s recent work. The exhibition title references the potential for something to happen, or the ability for a static image to feel animated or potent, and Mrozowski’s interest in transforming the meaning of source material.
This exhibition consists of paintings, drawings, video, and several found image light sculptures. Working in these varied approaches, Mrozowski explores the way formal digressions can warp and shift the symbolic meaning of representational imagery. By overlapping faces, cutting away, folding, cropping, obscuring imagery, among other techniques, he creates a sort of banal surrealism. He works with the images, whittling them away, wearing them down like a bar of soap.