Ginko: Watercolours by Malgorzata Wolak Dault July 6 to 24, 2011 Opening Reception - Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 3-6 pm
For her fourth solo exhibition—her second at INDEXG—Malgorzata Wolak Dault is continuing her lyric exploration in watercolour of shards of the natural world.
Her delicate but gesturally assured paintings of Ginko leaves—some of them tumbling, scroll-like, down through the picture plane, others disposed mosaically upon the expanse of the papers she works on—become not only depictions of the intricacies of the leaves of these ancient trees, but are, in the end, something closer to a sort of graphic listening, by the artist, to the imminent but mysteriously elusive life with which each seems powerfully imbued.
About the new Ginko paintings, Malgorzata Wolak Dault has written:
I planted a Ginko tree last autumn and was bewildered by the enormous presence it had
among other trees. The tree was a dreamer, a dancer, a performer. It looked like a fantastic
skirt in a frantic movement, the array of opened fans moving in the wind, peacocks reposing on
the branches before an approaching dusk. It was the configuration of the
Ginko leaves, the brilliant changes of their colours, that, when they started to fall,
they resembled tumbling umbrellas or closed eyelids,
each dreaming its own dream. I collected the leaves, spread them around me and
painted them, not really looking at them but rather as a gesture in experience.