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Coming Along Nicely

 Paola Ciarska

10th February – 22nd April,

Wednesday – Saturday 12 until 5pm

“I enjoy getting lost in the labour of a marathon painting session. Once I have established a particular structure and layout for a certain vision, I get myself into a haze of obsessive intricate detail application. Repetition provides me with a rhythm which vibrates through each piece as a silent soundtrack. My most recent miniature gouache series titles Like an onion looking into a mirror? serves as a humorous universal representation of a wired, technologically aware, 21st century human being. Over-sharing of private information we witness on daily basis turns us into self proclaimed voyeurs, without necessarily comprehending why and how those voyeuristic qualities got attached to our daily life rituals. It is an exaggerated, humorous commentary on people being people. People with smart phones and even smarter Facebook responses” – Ciarska.
Paola Ciarska is the first young, recently graduated artist to have a solo exhibition at Globe Gallery since opening in 1995. Graduating from Newcastle University with a First Degree BA in Fine Art in July 2016, Coming Along Nicely is just one of her many artistic achievements, having exhibited at the Kingsgate Gallery (London), the Rates Exposition (New York) and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (Newcastle). Paola was awarded the prestigious Hatton Purchase Prize in June 2016 after one of her paintings became part of the Hatton Gallery Collection. Coming Along Nicely featured as one of five must-see art shows in an article published on The Royal Academy of Arts website, and as the exhibition proves, Ciarska’s art is worthy of its recognition. Globe Gallery are delighted to announce that we will be working closely with Paola over the next twelve months as she becomes our most recent supported artist. We will be working closely with the artist to help manage opportunities in the development of her practice. A further exhibition of new work will be shown at the Globe in the Autumn of 2017.
Exhibition commissioned by Globe Gallery
Curated by Rashida Davison

Alexander Millar, A Slice of Life

Photo credit: Colin Davison