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Petra Kralickova, Silent Longing

Black and White Gallery
483 Driggs Avenue, 718-599-8775
April 27 - June 4, 2007
Reception: Saturday, April 28, 6 - 9 PM
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Silent Longing explores the human body in its most abstract form. Kralickova’s skillful hand transforms the gallery space into a landscape of longing that invites the viewer to examine and engage in an inescapably sensory environment. With Silent Longing, Kralickova moves beyond the distorted, life-sized ceramic figures she is known for and instead works with soft materials as a means to continue her investigation of the body’s yearning for what is unattainable. Organic forms are stretched from white fabric and weighted with sand, as though they are unable to contain themselves inside their thin skin.

Other pieces utilize thread that winds across spatial planes. This interconnectivity, combined with the internal echo of each individual work, allows Kralickova to successfully create a cohesive and continuous installation. The organic quality of Kralickova’s materials (fabric, wax, paper, thread) further emphasizes the transient nature of the human body and the brevity of life.
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