G E N T L E - Pop-Up Multimedia Installation and Book Presentation

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© Kasia Opara
© Heidi Knez
© Kasia Opara
© Iwona Biedermann
G E N T L E - Pop-Up Multimedia Installation and Book Presentation
Curated by: Renata Plaga

2415 W. North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
October 2nd, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

North Side
773 292 0419
6am -7pm
multi-disciplinary, Multimedia, poetry, artist-books, painting, digital, photography, conceptual


          G E N T L E, a pop-up multimedia installation and a book presentation organized by Renata Plaga at DreamBox Gallery and Cup & Spoon, 2415 West North Avenue, Chicago will open on Friday, October 2, from 6 to 9 p.m.

            The limited edition of GENTLE, a book of minimalist poems by Renata Plaga is combined with the work of three women photographers, Iwona Biedermann, Heidi Knez and Kasia Opara, which explore distinct themes of gentleness. Opara explores the imagination, Knez captures the fragility and simplicity of the moment, and Biedermann follows the perception of beauty in stillness of time and in motion.

The book is a starting point for the GENTLE installation at  DreamBox Gallery, which features photography, poetry, and painting by Stanislaw Młodożeniec. The presentation also includes animation by Paweł Szarzyński, a short film by Szymon Nowak and Janusz Szymański with music by Jerzy Wołochowicz.  The book was designed by Robin Hilger. 

In this fusion of artistic forms, the installation stimulates questions about the role of fragility, vulnerability and gentleness in contemporary lives.


RENATA PLAGA is a poet, blogger and filmmaker whose poetry collections include Metaxa, Woman, Overheard in Silence, Unknown, and Focus, For the good beginning, Flow, Zero Gravity. Her projects have received four awards from the Polish Association of Authors and Composers.

DreamBox Gallery is a Chicago gallery, which engages in a creative range of art and cultural exchange that celebrates the diversity of emerging and established artists.  Transforming the traditional gallery space, DreamBox opens its door as an alternative for showcasing artists. Its mission is to create, inspire and be inspired by cultural link between artists and their creative currency: Word | Image | Idea.

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