Opening 8th September 6-8pm
Runs: 6th – 9th September 2022 I Tuesday – Friday I 1-6pm
The MART Gallery, 190a Rathmines Rd lower, Dublin 6, D06 R9F9
MART Gallery & Studios are delighted to announce ‘Sleeping dogs lie’, a solo exhibition by artist Kata Kukla, curated by Ewa Pypno.
The old adage ‘Let sleeping dogs lie’ suggests that it is often best to leave unresolved problems undisturbed as awakening these issues can trigger additional pain.
Sleeping Dogs Lie tells a holistic story of its subjects, chipping away at the veneer which we present to the world to expose the underlying elements that bolster our personalities and identities.
Through a combination of portraiture and collage which is informed by an extensive investigative process Kata Kukla creates work that reaches past the physical to encompass time, emotion, identity and trauma resulting in an all embracing collection of work.
Kukla’s pop-up exhibition moves from paintings of tiny objects which are keystones to a personal identity to surrealist landscapes which depict formative moments.
About the Artist:
Kata Kukla is a Dublin-based multidisciplinary artist born in Poland. Her artistic practice spans the fields of painting, design and print. Kata’s work examines social construct, human identity, historical landscape combined with various motifs and symbolism.
She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poland where she majored in painting and screen-printing. She has been exhibited regularly since 2010 in Europe and in America. Recently selected exhibitions include: Baton Rouge, LA & Juxtapoz, USA (2022), Saatchi Art, The William Vale Hotel, Brooklyn, USA, (2021), Culture Night Guinness Storehouse x First Day Gallery Dublin (2021), Mart Gallery, Dublin (2020), Art+, Cieszyn, Poland (2019 Solo), Solvay Centre for Modern Art, Cracow, Poland (2018 Solo).