Exhibition on view April 8 through May 27, 2017
Jowita Wyszomirska is fascinated by the things we cannot always see. She seeks to observe moments happening in the periphery of our experience, such as a cloud casting a shadow as it crosses the sun, the ever-changing shoreline where land and water meet, the sensory experience of the wind, and the warmth of a shimmering light touching the skin.
Her work moves on a pendulum between abstraction and representation, bringing elements of the landscape in and out of focus. For creative inspiration, Wyszomirska closely follows weather by collecting satellite pictures from NASA. She transforms the real-time data into an output of patterns--using them for layering, drawing and creating installations. The Chesapeake region has been her primary focus; but in her newest work she turns her attention to climate change and the most vulnerable landscapes in North America. This exhibition, entitled Vanishing Point, focuses on the visible signs of climate change and that which is quickly disappearing from our habitual horizon—such as, retreating glacier ice brought on by rising temperatures.
Wyszomirska was born in Poland and emigrated with her family to Chicago in the early 1990's. She has a BFA from Illinois State University and a Master's degree in Fine Art from University of Maryland. She has exhibited nationally in solo and two-person exhibitions. Her honors include residency fellowships at the Jentel Foundation, Wyoming; Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska; and International School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy.