Kasia Skorynkiewicz’s art begins with an encounter with a discarded object. Her work builds on the forgotten past of the discarded objects that have been thrown away and deemed worthless. The objects are reworked into unfamiliar forms, using the found object as a tool to create a new version of the altered object. The end results are that the altered object will have a new spirit and leave an imprint of its existence.
For this solo exhibition, Kasia focused on colorful broken stained glass pieces that she saved from being thrown away. She reworked these beautiful broken pieces in three different ways to show that any discarded object can have numerous ways of being repurposed. On display at The Creativity Caravan, you'll see the stained glass pieces in a hanging installation, as fine print photographs, and unique cyanotypes.
Kasia was born in Poland and immigrated to America in 1984, settling in northern New Jersey. She received her bachelor's degree from Seton Hall University and moved to Los Angeles to start her film career. After working on a variety of award winning films and TV productions for 8 years, she moved back to New Jersey and received her MFA from Montclair State University. Kasia Skorynkiewicz's current art practice questions our modern throw-away culture by using discarded objects in her work. She transforms the found objects, focusing on the moments of transformation, to create new poetic residues that explore obsolescence, the ephemeral, and transience. Her work has been exhibited at the Montclair Art Museum in N.J. and at Magnan Metz Gallery in New York City, among other places. Kasia Skorynkiewicz currently lives in Jersey City, NJ and is a professor at Seton Hall University.
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