Marija Šnipaitė’s solo exhibition “The Night is Too Long “ opens at the (AV17) gallery on May 4th at 6 pm.
In “The Night is Too Long”, the artist creates a landscape against the backdrop of which she explores the theme of fragments of clothing as a continuation of the human body and sensibility. Elements of clothing and parts of garments interest the artist as spaces, territories and forms, which, having lost their usual functions in the works, are reincarnated into other roles. The exhibition is constructed like a walk, where these elements as if they were lost and left behind, are intertwined with elements of the landscape. The objects encountered reveal a multifaceted use of techniques, materials and textures that make the exhibition as a whole resembles a drawing, while the sculptures resemble spots of colour. The atmosphere created by “The Night is Too Long” distorts the usual passage of time and immerses the viewer in a minimalist, meditative space.
The artist is characterised by her consistently abstracted sculptural language, associative thinking and attention to materiality. Marija Šnipaitė is constantly testing the limits of sculpture by reconstructing space or combining found objects and fragile and durable materials. The artist’s creative process is based on the search for connections and the observation of the environment. Often her works do not have a final form – motifs, materials, or elements from one work can be reconstructed to appear in another. Such a transition from one work to another emphasises the continuity of Marija Šnipaitė’s work, the integrity of her creative process and the integrity of her ideological foundation.
Marija Šnipaitė (1988) is a young-generation artist. In 2014, she graduated from the Vilnius Academy of Arts with a Master’s degree in Sculpture. In 2010 she had a traineeship at the Stuttgart Academy of Arts, Germany. Since 2016, she has been a member of the Lithuanian Association of Interdisciplinary Artists. Since 2011, she has been participating in exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad, presenting her sculptures in public space. Her work has been awarded several individual scholarships from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania for art and culture creators.
Marija Šnipaitė’s exhibition The Night is Too Long will be open until 16th June at the (AV17) gallery (Totorių str. 5, Vilnius).
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