Artist/Educator Ewa Bloch’s Oil Drenched Landscapes Investigate the American Dream
In an instant, find yourself swallowed whole by an infinite pool of viscous black ink.
Running from February 20 - April 11, 2015, Ewa Bloch’s Vanity premiers recent works which tell the stories of ambiguous, yet conventional characters. Immersive environments, ranging from 64” x 64” to a 108” x 48” triptych, offer a depiction of city life that is equal parts reflexive as it is outwardly focused. It is in this gesture that the artist offers her first question: How are the landscapes that we paint in our mind constructed? Are they controlled? Premeditated? Or are they built out of chance? Vanity takes as its entry point this central question, while simultaneously asserting that Bloch's blotches have been meticulously laid down by the artist’s hand. This question, though, about control, submission and choice, is borne out of an interest in provocation and exploring societal norms.