‘Gift of Time’ on display at RMAC

December 31, 2010 • Local News

Dorota Mytych works in her studio at the Art[auth] ist-in-Residence program facility.

In Dorota Mytych’s “Gift of Time,” 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.

“Color gives you a feeling — a real vibration in feeling,” Mytych said. “Color is very much alive. How it’s put on the canvas — color really vibrates.”

One’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 Mytych’s pieces.

“The beauty of everything is in the detail,” she said. “When you ponder, you see the detail — how much is happening. The gift of time is we actually have something to do in our lives between being born and dying.”

What makes Mytych interesting is the process she takes to prepare her work. Mytch’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. Nothing is ever “fixed.”

“The meeting point about everything (an object), is about things never being fixed,” Mytych said. “They’ve never been unfixable … something that seems to be fixed is unfixable.”

This notion of the unfixed can be seen in the drawings of “Gift of Time’s” “everyday room” pieces. Mytych describes the drawings as being in conversation. She said that they show “things happening on the human level … in conversation.”

“Drawings are in conversation — like life,” she said. “But you don’t need words for that. It’s a world beyond the language.”

Although Mytych’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.

“The lecture will go through the process of (my) new work in connection with old work,” Mytych said. “I will talk about work — micro and macro — a small view of things. Process is very important. It’s about a real world.”

Sitting and watching nature or people, has a lot to do with Mytych’s process.

“You just look with a very relaxed mind of what is actually happening,” Mytych said. “There are really two ways of seeing things. Sometimes it takes a glimpse of a second but I like to stay longer.”

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 “expect anything so they’re open to everything.”

“Gift of Time” is on display at the RMAC through Feb. 20.

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

« »