The Labyrinth and 1/3
The House of Arts, Jaroslav Král Gallery
Malinovského nám. 2, Brno
Open: Tue – Sun 10 am – 6 pm
Curator: Terezie Petišková
The exhibition will present an original installation by the Brno graphic artist, painter and environmental artist Marie Filippovová, in which she will respond directly to the gallery space of the Brno House of Arts. The artist belongs to the generation which started its artistic career at the turn of the 1960s and 1970s. Her work has always remained within the boundaries of her interest in reality, but reduced to its elementary component parts, the individual particles that make up reality. She worked for a long time as a teacher at the local Secondary School of Applied Arts and her own work used to be small-scale and intimate. With the changed family situation after her retirement she finally had enough room for creating large-size drawings and installations. She expresses herself mainly through abstract and concentrated drawing and painting taking advantage of her familiarity with different graphic techniques. She usually works with paper which she perforates in the vein of the Braille system and she combines these relief prints to create labyrinths. Elsewhere she may cover the gallery floor in carpets with drawings. Her installation in the Brno House of Arts can be taken as a contribution to the specific spatial application of drawing.