Greg Payce & Dana Widawski
Transfiguration

Art Mûr, Montreal / Canada

September 13–October 19, 2019
September 5, 2019
Opening: September 13, 7–9pm, in presence of the artists

Art Mûr Berlin
Hessischestr. 9
10115 Berlin
Germany

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For Berlin Art Week, Art Mûr Berlin is pleased to present two solo exhibitions by Canadian artist Greg Payce and Berlin-based artist Dana Widawski. The work of both artists will also be exhibited in the gallery's booth at Positions along with paintings by Trevor Kiernander. 

Greg Payce: Transfiguration
Greg Payce’s work stems from an interest in ceramics: its materiality, its decoration and its historical significant across various cultures and geographies. Payce began using the profiles of his vases (placed in rows beside each other) to produce illusory images and achieving movement by using lenticular print technology and video. His references are multiple: from Italian albarelli, to pre -revolutionary Sêvres garnitures, and Meissen figurines. He seeks to acheive an increasing sense of disorientation and develop evermore-complex arrangements and heterogeneous spaces

Dana Widawski: Figures de Décoration
Dana Widawski presents in her exhibition Figures de Décoration kitschy porcelain figures on finely glazed consoles, hand-painted ceramic plates and wall tiles on which she burned her figurative fantasies. There is a kind of irony in the title of the exhibition. Her apparently decorative ceramics, painted in traditional glaze technique, are subtle and amusing in tone but also very provocative. The artist does not hesitate to deal with stereotypes and to play with contrasts. She poses questions that reveal conflicts between common gender roles. Dana Widawski presents herself candidly on tile tableaux in the bathroom in search of her identity, or depicts psychological and interpersonal abysses. In her newest works, in particular, she deals with current political issues in a disturbingly subversive way. It is worth taking a deep look behind the scenes of what seems to be merely decorative decorations.

About Art Mûr
Established in 1996, Art Mûr has evolved into one of the largest private contemporary art galleries in Canada. The gallery represents both emerging and established artists with practices ranging from painting and sculpture to new media and performance art. Well-known for its dynamic programming, which includes both solo and thematic group exhibitions, Art Mûr plays an important role in the diffusion of contemporary art. Art Mûr runs a project space in Germany since 2016.