Project space “Sodų 4” is happy to present “Guotika” – a solo exhibition by Donatas Jankauskas (Duonis). The opening of this exhibition will take place in the evening of 8 September during Vilnius Gallery Weekend.
The stone sculpture was found on 8 September 1923. This found object strongly reminds of a creature which lives in trees and feeds on the greens. Gothic style of the sculpture suggests it is an artwork from Late Gothic art.
Usually Lithuanian folk sculpture was created by educated folk artists in difficult feudal and capitalist times. Statues of various sizes and characters called “dievukai” we crafted from wood (in exceptional cases – from stone) by masters of folk art. Precious works of art were created using primitive tools – knives, axes, chisels.
Donatas Jankauskas (Duonis) (born in 1968 in Seda, lives and works in Vilnius) creates sculptures, installations, video works. He has been actively working and exhibiting in Lithuania and abroad since 1992. His first solo show, titled “Brievikiai” was opened in 1992 at gallery “Akademija”, Vilnius, and his most recent show “Dar Kartą” (“Once More”) was opened in June 2017 at „Vilnius Tech Park“ space in Sapiegų park, Vilnius.
Exhibition open 2017/09/09–22
Wednesdays – Fridays 3–7 pm or by appointment, tel. +37062689230
During Vilnius Gallery Weekend (9–10 September) the exhibition will be open Saturday and Sunday 12–4 pm.
The event is organised by Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’ Association with kind support of Lithuanian Council for Culture and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, and bar “Dėvėti”.
Project space “Sodų 4”
Sodų Str. 4, Vilnius
Photography: Arnas Anskaitis