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The woman who presents herself to the spectator as a “picture” forever arranged (#3), 2019




Unsex me here, a new body of work by Polish-American artist Ilona Szwarc, takes place in a dreamlike borderland somewhere between mid-century Palm Springs and the forests of European fairy tales. Szwarc, who was born in Warsaw and spent her adolescence in a small town in Texas, plies the ambiguity of her own memories to explore shifts in time and body. Her photographs gesture towards a repressed wildness — a flash of teeth disturbs the too-quiet powder room; a soft mass of white hair glows amidst ornamental glass. In Szwarc’s work, the changes are both real and surreal; the memories true and false; the danger at once as removed as an old wives tale and as close as a stranger in the mirror. Archival Pigment Print 16 x 20 inches Edition 2/ 3 + 2AP Dark Wax Walnut Custom Frame Mounted Sintra Back Spacers / UV Plexi 1/2’’ Face x 1 1/2’’ Sides

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20.00 x 16.00 x 2.00 in | 50.80 x 40.64 x 5.08 cm

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