Exhibition time: 30 05 2018 - 30 06 2018
Venue: Gallery "Meno parkas" (Rotušės a. 27, Kaunas, Lithuania)
Milda Gailiūtė. ATTACHMENTS. TWO PLACES
On May 30th (Wednesday) at 6pm in gallery's "Meno parkas" first floor exhibition hall was held the opening of the exhibition "Attachments. Two Places" by young painter, gallery's "Meno parkas" (Kaunas/Dusseldorf) artist Milda Gailūtė. Inviting!
Attachment – the main factor uniting two different – personal places.
The First one is my village. This place attracts me, most likely because I often been there as a child – It‘s full of memories and my mother‘s stories. I consider it as an inspiration for my connection with the nature, which unfolds itself in my works. First works inspired by this place were created in 2015, and most of them for the first time will be shown in this exhibition.
The second place – Silainiai discrict in Kaunas. This is a micro-discrict in which I live from my childhood and consider it as my home. The possibilitie to look back at it freshly - appeard in 2016, while participating in Silainiai residency programme. During this programme I had the chance to look at Silainiai from a new angle – the roof of a nine storey building. Theme of Silainai continued to be interesting – I continued to look for nature, by walking everyday around the area between concrete and asphalt (which are erased in Silainiai works).
These places appeared in my creation sequentially. For a long time I analized those in which I had a chance to live and create for a short period. I lived there variously, from a few weeks (Zagare) to a few months (Vienna). Back in my studio in Kaunas I continued to work: Zagare project – 2008-2012), Vienna (Austria) project – 2012-2014. Whereas, from 2015 I decided not to limit myself to places I had been for a short period, and look at the place a bit differently: I wanted to discover the ones that are important to me personally.
Silainiai district and my village are two different places: one – Kaunas‘ district of concrete, other – farmstead. But they both connected by childhood, memories, and constant returns makes them important and creates a sense of a place attachment.