Vernon Gallery: BY TEARS THE BLACK PEARL REVIVES

Lucia Tallová

BY TEARS THE BLACK PEARL REVIVES 

Gallery Vernon, Janáčkovo nábřeží 21, Prague 5

10. 4. – 31. 5. 2014

Gallery Vernon presents an exhibition of a young and talented Slovak painter Lucia Tallová. At her first solo exhibition in Czech Republic the newest large-scale paintings from the two recent series "Schwarzer Regen" and "Memory Space" will be displayed. 

The work of Lucia Tallová represents intimate storytelling, that is narrated through the medium of painting. The author combines two contradictory visual experiences: impersonal product of the industrial society and ethereal dreamy landscape.

Lucia Tallová (1985) has graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Department of Painting and Other Media, studio of Prof. I. Csudai. In 2010 she was awarded with the Recognition Award at Strabag Artaward International, in 2013 she won the 1st place of the Foundation Award of the Young Artists for Painting by VUB. She has held several solo exhibition in Slovakia, Hungary or Austria, and participated at group exhibition ibid. and in Germany or Czech Republic.

Tallová is exploring the power of ornamental structures and decorative fragments, that are made using authentic artistic technique. This technique is based on application of embroideries and crochetings directly onto faces of canvases. Working with decorative laces means, that final works deal with specific visual qualities, but also with the expressing of an inner inexplicit content. Overlaying or superposition of these components determines sentimentality, sincere nostalgia and naive decorativism of the canvases.

There is another transformative element, that defines the work of Lucia Tallová – so called "Schwarzer Regen“ – black rain, that begun to occur in her canvases during the artistic residence in Vienna (year 2011). It recalls tears stained with black mascara, refers to the Women's World. Although painting is predominant medium in the oeuvre of Lucia Tallová, she deals with drawing, printmaking and other art works (making light-boxes or objects) as well.

www.luciatallova.sk

About Gallery Vernon

Gallery Vernon was founded in 2001 by its director, Monika Burian Jourdan. From the start, Vernon’s objective has been clear: to support quality contemporary art and present it to the public. Its vision is to place Czech and international art side by side as equal partners and look for links between artists who may never have met, but are nonetheless united by something. Gallery is located at Janáčkovo nábřeží 21, Prague 5, is open to the public on Wednesday, Thursday 12 – 7 pm, Friday 12 – 5 pm, Saturday 10.30 am – 6 pm. The entrance fee is 30 CZK, on every first Wednesday of the month free entrance. More info on www.galerievernon.com.

Special thanks to our sponsors: De'Longhi, Achour&Hájek; and media partners: ArtClue, Art Guide East, GoOut, CityBee, Expats.cz.

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