Two Solo Exhibitions, Artist Talk, Q&A
October 26th from 7-10pm at Light Grey Art Lab
Artist Talk begins at 7pm (doors open at 6:45!)
Free and open to the public
"The Work of Awakening "by Christina Mrozik
"Souvenirs II "by Bene Rohlmann
Light Grey Art Lab’s upcoming exhibition features two contemporary artists whose work is informed by nature, visual patterns, and texture. Both have an extreme attention to detail and stunning images influenced by their personal experiences. The opening reception will be October 26th beginning with an artist talk and Q&A, followed by the reception and artist meet and greet, and party.
The opening reception will follow and includes the two solo collections, artist signed prints and wares, spooky music and refreshments, photo booth (patrons encouraged to dress up for Halloween!) and a retrospective of Light Grey Travel programming and events.
We hope to see you here!
ABOUT THE EXHIBITIONS AND ARTISTS
Christina Mrozik has spent the majority of her life observing the natural world and the various relationships within it. Drawing from the external, Mrozik uses a combination of flora and fauna, occasionally adding prose, to parse the complexity of our inner worlds. She primarily makes drawings, often composed from watercolor, graphite, acrylic and ink, and has recently delved into the world of ceramics.
“This body of work was created while moving through the mental solitude of a year of loss and reckoning and into a space of quiet healing. Merging pieces of organ, flora and animal, these drawings are an attempt to capture the “haunted” feeling of inaccessibility, expressing an experience outside the clarity of language. The work was my way of asking the unanswerable questions reeling in my mind: How do I reintegrate the body when it has been separated from rationality? What are the edges that separate pain from empathy? What is it to witness your own unraveling, a part of you painfully aware of what’s happening, yet not accept it as your whole self?” - Mrozik
Bene Rohlmann was born in 1985 in Germany. After receiving his illustration diploma in Münster, he moved to Berlin in 2010, where he has worked full time as an artist and illustrator ever since. He has worked for clients such as The New York Times, Google, The New Yorker, Facebook, Rolling Stone, Variety and many more and he has shown his art in numerous exhibitions throughout Europe, Mexico, USA, South Korea, Australia and Singapore.
Bene Rohlmann’s work includes multi colored risograph prints, signed print editions, original illustrations and drawings, incorporating animals, graphic symbols, and cultural motifs, work inspired by travels through Europe and South America. These tactile, patterned, and ornate images create a sense of curiosity and intrigue.
“I consider my works as souvenirs, that I am bringing home from traveling through my mind and imagination. Even to myself, the person who finds them, it is often unclear where they are coming from exactly. The only thing I know for sure is, that I love exploring that world and showing you what I have found” -Rohlmann.