Sla307 is pleased to present, Painting 2017-19, a solo exhibition of works by established Lithuanian artist Eglė Gineitytė. This marks her first solo show in New York.
“…Gineitytė seeks to share her experiences of moments when the boundaries between the inner and the outer world disappear: ”My attitude in painting is not to figure things out, but being distant.”(E.G.)…In 1994, Eglė Gineitytė, while still a student, made her debut with Bread and Salt, an exhibition I curated at the Soros Center for Contemporary Art. Since then she has become, and remains, one of the most important participants in the Vilnius art scene. Numerous collections of her paintings and drawings are kept by the MO Museum in Vilnius. The list of exhibitions she has participated in runs many pages, but the most important ones have always been her solo shows. Where on a large or a small scale, each one has been highly measured and unique” – Ph. Raminta Jurėnaitė
“I live with painting, I think about it constantly and apply layers of color, inspired by passionate artists and ever changing nature. My paintings predominantly feature a landscape, an open space with slow movement in certain directions. At times a shape or a figure emerges in the space constructed in a variety of ways. An image born in my mind while painting evolves: something fades away, something else appears and becomes a new revelation or a new unknown. I want to tame my impatience, immerse myself into the world that surrounds us and capture in colors the chord – the most important one for that day, that hour, that minute or that moment. Painting is WHAT transforms thought and feeling into color and shape. Painting – unusual reality – liar’s truth – righteous lie – air gap – embodiment of the imagined; untouchable and intangible, existing for a second century after its “death,” described in an infinite number of ways and seen by its last viewers…” – Eglė Gineitytė
EGLĖ GINEITYTĖ / Painting 2017-2019
APRIL 25 – MAY 25, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, April 25, 6-9 PM
GALLERY HOURS: By appointment 917 584 0579
ADDRESS: 307 W. 30th St. New York, NY