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Love is Back | Waldemar Kolbusz
April 29, 2022 - May 28, 2022
Sylvia Plath wrote in her journal: ‘someone, somewhere, can you understand me a little, love me a little?’ Setting such a minimum standard for affection might be taken as desperate, though I think it’s possible Plath also understood that affection can only ever come as a consolation. After the rhapsodic romances of high modernism had been extinguished, she recognised modern love as refracted through its own mythology, only ever existing as a copy of itself.
An excerpt from the catalogue essay by Harry Sanderson, 2022
In Waldemar Kolbusz’ second solo exhibition at Gallerysmith (the 53rd in his career) LOVE IS BACK presents an energetic body of work which points to a facile desire for acceptance and perfection. This exhibition juxtaposes abstract and landscape paintings, inspired by places to where he has traveled, lived and loved, and presents them in a riot of colour and bold compositions, expressing the strength of this artist’s practice.