DAGMARA GENDA

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The Reorganization of One Hedge (upcoming)

In an absurd endeavour to know a thing from every point in time, a Common Laurel was photographed during the course of a day and the leaves collaged into a gradient. The result is a new hedge that is not defined by space but by time--a kind of temporal cubism. The spectrum will be printed onto a glass skylight making it into a giant projector that casts the leafy pattern, in varying degrees of sharpness, into the corridor below, and onto the ground outside. The project is for Kennedy Station of the Toronto Subway System.

The Sky's the Limit (2015)

As part of the Remai Modern's prelaunch programming, a durational smoke drawing was presented. The pilot traced the figure 8 in the sky over Saskatoon's downtown until he ran out of smoke.

Baby, it's cold inside (2015)

Ann Arbor Art Center's Aquarium Gallery was transformed into a freezer filled with snow. Flipping the title of the 1944 duet inside out, Baby, it's cold outside, the piece alludes to the often alienating interior space of the gallery and its various attempts at using public address to reach a wider audience.

a really really big doodle! (2014)

As part of Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener + Area's Biennial, the Charles & Benton Garage was covered by a five-storey doodle. Based on earlier drawings where I combined gestural strokes with architectural forms, I decided transfer the process onto an actual building. The absent-minded doodle contrasts automatic drawing with industrial design.

Building Disaster (2011)

This work was made by tracing different views of Warsaw's Palace of Culture and Science and using its elements to digitally create new drawings that verge on abstraction. The Palace was built in the style of Socialist Realism, which was, ironically, based on turn-of-the-century American architecture. The most recent incarnation of this work can be found amidst its stylistic origins in the US, in a Chelsea brownstone on 421 W22nd Street.

-This Fall's Border Crossings issue contains both a review written by me, on Karla Black at Capitain Petzel earlier this year, and a review about me, or rather my show at aceartinc. this past winter. Currently articles are only available in print.