Dorota Mytych works in her studio at the Art[auth] ist-in-Residence program facility.
In Dorota Mytychâ€™s â€œGift of Time,â€ on display at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, the viewer will have an experience that takes them to Florence, Poland and Roswell through drawings, paintings and mixes of colors.
â€œColor gives you a feeling â€” a real vibration in feeling,â€ Mytych said.Â â€œColor is very much alive. How itâ€™s put on the canvas â€” color really vibrates.â€
Oneâ€™s visual experience will expand and contrast, depending on where they stand in relation to a piece. The eye will be amused, while examining layers upon layers of paint and blended scenes of time in Mytychâ€™s pieces.
â€œThe beauty of everything is in the detail,â€ she said. â€œWhen you ponder, you see the detail â€” how much is happening.Â The gift of time is we actually have something to do in our lives between being born and dying.â€
What makes Mytych interesting is the process she takes to prepare her work. Mytchâ€™s finished pieces are visual works in motion from dif ferent scenes in time. Each piece, whether a painting or drawing, is a scene from a continuing idea.Â Nothing is ever â€œfixed.â€
â€œThe meeting point about everything (an object), is about things never being fixed,â€ Mytych said. â€œTheyâ€™ve never been unfixable … something that seems to be fixed is unfixable.â€
This notion of the unfixed can be seen in the drawings of â€œGift of Timeâ€™sâ€ â€œeveryday roomâ€ pieces. Mytych describes the drawings as being in conversation. She said that they show â€œthings happening on the human level … in conversation.â€
â€œDrawings are in conversation â€” like life,â€ she said. â€œBut you donâ€™t need words for that. Itâ€™s a world beyond the language.â€
Although Mytychâ€™s works convey a world that transcends language, she will deliver a lecture at the opening reception of her exhibit on Jan. 21 at 5:30 p.m.
â€œThe lecture will go through the process of (my) new work in connection with old work,â€ Mytych said. â€œI will talk about work â€” micro and macro â€” a small view of things.Â Process is very important. Itâ€™s about a real world.â€
Sitting and watching nature or people, has a lot to do with Mytychâ€™s process.
â€œYou just look with a very relaxed mind of what is actually happening,â€ Mytych said. â€œThere are really two ways of seeing things. Sometimes it takes a glimpse of a second but I like to stay longer.â€
Mytych said that while she will not offer up interpretations for her works, she will explain her process and point out details. In addition, she wants lecture listeners to not â€œexpect anything so theyâ€™re open to everything.â€
â€œGift of Timeâ€ is on display at the RMAC through Feb. 20.