The Lowest Relief | Maria Flawia Litwin
Artist: Maria Flawia Litwin
48 pages, softcover, 6 x 9 in.
Exhibition catalogue produced in conjunction with The Lowest Relief, curated by Katherine Dennis and featuring a selection of cut paper works by Maria Flawia Litwin.
In this new body of work, Litwin uses wycinanki (pronounced vih-chee-nahn-kee), a Polish paper cutting tradition, to weave stories layered with personal memories, social history, symbolism and mythology. Each work stems from a significant autobiographical detail in the artist’s life. Yet the illustrations are stripped of overt personal narrative. The focus instead is on quintessential life experiences — those as simple and complex as birth and death, and as fleeting or all encompassing as love, alienation, pain, fear or passion — that transcend gender, geography and culture.
The catalogue contains a Director's Foreword, Curatorial Essay by Katherine Dennis, and Interview with the Artist by Caiomhe Morgan-Feir. An exhibition checklist, images of all of the works in the exhibition, and artist/curator bios are also included.