Stanisław Legus DUSK
ATTENTION, PLEASE! Be on time if you want to be part of the show – Stanisław Legus will be showcasing his latest works. Still a display as such, the exhibition will be of a rather unstationary, performative character, with elements of a theatre spectacle. DUSK will run only once and will run for an hour. Do not worry, the spectators will not be expected to do anything out of ordinary, it’s still a visual arts show – looking will do. In fact, looking will be subject to the experiment and will be the main theme of the show. The final, permanent, object-oriented format of Legus’ works can be achieved through consecutive learning stages.
The design of the display came to life as a mutual effort of Czułość Gallery and Matosek Niezgoda.
Stanisław Legus uses the photographic medium in an intuitive way. Stripped of any symbolics whatsoever, his art steers clear of any bureaucratised art discourse. Defying the reality, the artist paves his own independent ways. His immediate surroundings are the main motif in his works. The affirmation. The meaning is personal to such an extent, it couldn’t serve as an argument in a rational discussion. Conceptual reduction equals searching for the lack of intentionality. The photographs on display reflect the reality as such, where the author’s attitude, rather than the critique, gets tangible.
Now, have a look at the aesthetics. Unlike the depiction itself, the sole format of the presentation is clear-cut and contains all the elements of the object, including the abstract ones. It also forms part of a bigger whole, take the immediate environment – the display installation in a space in this case. The photographic object depicted in such paricular manner becomes an independent entity, engaging the spectator with all its aspects.
The DUSK private view will also see the premiere showcase of the latest publication by Stanisław Legus, under the same title.
Author: Stanisław Legus
Curator: Janek Zamoyski