Karolina Jabłońska

No Rest For The Weary

July 1–July 31, 2021

Installation Views

<em>No Rest For The Weary</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>No Rest For The Weary</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>No Rest For The Weary</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>No Rest For The Weary</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>No Rest For The Weary</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>No Rest For The Weary</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021
<em>No Rest For The Weary</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

No Rest For The Weary. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

No Rest For The Weary. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

No Rest For The Weary. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

No Rest For The Weary. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

No Rest For The Weary. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

No Rest For The Weary. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

No Rest For The Weary. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021

<em>No Rest For The Weary</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail
<em>No Rest For The Weary</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail
<em>No Rest For The Weary</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail
<em>No Rest For The Weary</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail
<em>No Rest For The Weary</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail
<em>No Rest For The Weary</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail
<em>No Rest For The Weary</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2021 thumbnail

Works

Karolina Jabłońska. <em>combing hair II</em>, 2021. Oil on canvas, 72 7/8 x 63 inches (185.1 x 160 cm)
Karolina Jabłońska. <em>drawing green</em>, 2021. Oil on canvas, 67 x 59 inches (170.2 x 149.9 cm)
Karolina Jabłońska.<em>Looking out the Window (blue)</em>, 2020. Oil on canvas, 70 7/8 x 74 7/8 inches (180 x 190.2 cm)
Karolina Jabłońska. <em>Night thinking</em>, 2020. Oil on canvas, 63 x 63 inches (160 x 160 cm)
Karolina Jabłońska. <em>Takeaway</em>, 2021. Oil on canvas, 78 3/4 x 72 7/8 inches (200 x 185 cm)

Karolina Jabłońska. combing hair II, 2021. Oil on canvas, 72 7/8 x 63 inches (185.1 x 160 cm)

Karolina Jabłońska. drawing green, 2021. Oil on canvas, 67 x 59 inches (170.2 x 149.9 cm)

Karolina Jabłońska.Looking out the Window (blue), 2020. Oil on canvas, 70 7/8 x 74 7/8 inches (180 x 190.2 cm)

Karolina Jabłońska.Night thinking, 2020. Oil on canvas, 63 x 63 inches (160 x 160 cm)

Karolina Jabłońska. Takeaway, 2021. Oil on canvas, 78 3/4 x 72 7/8 inches (200 x 185 cm)

Karolina Jabłońska. <em>combing hair II</em>, 2021. Oil on canvas, 72 7/8 x 63 inches (185.1 x 160 cm) thumbnail
Karolina Jabłońska. <em>drawing green</em>, 2021. Oil on canvas, 67 x 59 inches (170.2 x 149.9 cm) thumbnail
Karolina Jabłońska.<em>Looking out the Window (blue)</em>, 2020. Oil on canvas, 70 7/8 x 74 7/8 inches (180 x 190.2 cm) thumbnail
Karolina Jabłońska. <em>Night thinking</em>, 2020. Oil on canvas, 63 x 63 inches (160 x 160 cm) thumbnail
Karolina Jabłońska. <em>Takeaway</em>, 2021. Oil on canvas, 78 3/4 x 72 7/8 inches (200 x 185 cm) thumbnail

Steve Turner is pleased to present No Rest For The Weary, a solo exhibition by Krakow-based Karolina Jabłońska featuring new paintings that depict the artist engaged in everyday activities–bathing, eating, drawing and thinking–within the confines of her own home. To emphasize emotional darkness, the paintings are mostly limited to a narrow range of color and contrast. While the figure is engaged in otherwise pleasant activities, the feeling throughout is one of anxiety and dread. According to Jabłońska, this has something to do with the imposed isolation of 2020 and 2021, but it also relates to a general despair that she has observed as women’s rights in Poland have gradually eroded in recent years.

Karolina Jabłońska (born 1991, Niedomice, Poland) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Kraków (2015) and also did a year of study at the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design, Prague (2015). She has had solo exhibitions at Raster Gallery, Warsaw and Zeller Van Almsick, Vienna and had work in group exhibitions at SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw and Capitain Petzel, Berlin. She also co-founded Potencja, an artist-run space in Krakow together with Tomasz Kręcicki and Cyryl Polacze. She lives and works in Krakow. No Rest For The Weary is her first solo exhibition with Steve Turner as well as her first in the United States.

Karolina Jabłońska creates paintings that depict the artist engaged in everyday activities–bathing, eating, drawing and thinking–within the confines of her own home. To emphasize emotional darkness, the paintings are mostly limited to a narrow range of color and contrast. While the figure is engaged in otherwise pleasant activities, the feeling throughout is one of anxiety and dread. According to Jabłońska, this has something to do with the imposed isolation of 2020 and 2021, but it also relates to a general despair that she has observed as women’s rights in Poland have gradually eroded in recent years.


Born 1991, Poland
Lives and works in Kracow, Poland

Education
2015
PhD, Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow
Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague

Solo Exhibitions
2021
No Rest For The Weary
, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2020
Room Tour, Raster Gallery, Warsaw
Hyperbole, Zeller van Almsick, Vienna

2019
No man is big enough for my arms, Works on Paper, Vienna
Slippery, Ślisko, Raster Gallery, Warsaw

2017
Girl or tiger/Dziewczyna czy tygrys, BWA Gorzòw Wielkopolski

2016
Human thing/Ludzka Rzecz, Grey House Fundation Gallery, Krakow
New pair of eye/Nowa Para Oczu, Potencja Gallery, Krakow

2013
Last goodbe/Ostatnie pożegnanie
, Arsene Galeria Wiatrak, Krakow

2012
Professionals/Zawodowc, Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Solvay, Krakow

Group Exhibitions

2021
Mainly for Women, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah

2020
On the Politics of Delicacy, Captian Petzel, Berlin
The Spirit of Nature and Other Fairy Tales, Silesian Museum, Katowice

2019
NADA Project Art Fair, Potencja Gallery, Miami
Sensations/Closer to the people, Kunstverein Schattendorf, Austria
Soundcheck, Rondo Sztuki, Katowice
The Artist as Muse, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah
Paint, also known as blood, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
Funny Games, Gussglashale, Berlin

2018
New Perspectives: Leipzig meets Cracow, Spinnerei archiv massiv, Leipzig
Komunikacja ze wszystkim, co jest, Stefan Gierowski Fundation, Warsaw
Ozimina, Widna Gallery, Krakow
Lifehack, Jedna Dva Tři Gallery, Prague

2017
Szwung
, Schwarz Contemporary, Berlin
Liste Art Fair, Raster Gallery, Basel
No problem, Potencja Gallery, Krakow
“XY” New Generation Polish-Hungarian Painting, MODEM Center for Modern and Contemporary Arts, Debrecen, Hungary
Potencja, Raster Gallery, Warsaw

2015
Wy-dalone/Excre(a)ted
, Potencja Gallery, Krakow

2014
Winter is coming, Szara Kamienica Gallery, Krakow
From Dusk Till Dawn, Zderzak Gallery, Krakow
Berliner Liste Art Fair, Berlin

2012
Spring/Wiosna, Wiarus Bar, Krakow

Grants, Residencies and Awards

2018
LIA Programme residency, Spinnerei Leipzig, Germany

2017
2nd prize, The Painting Biennale Bielska Jesień, Galeria Biała BWA, Bielsko-Biała

2016
Dolnośląski klub kapitału, 12 Geppert Competition, Poland

2015
Scholarship from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Poland

Bibliography

2020
Borysiewicz Ewa, Mazur Adam, Szabelski Tytus, Zazenski Kathryn, “[En/PL] WGW 2020,” Blok Magazine, October

2019
Written by Editorial Team, “Paint, also known as blood,” Art Reveal Magazine, July