Openining exhibition: “Soft Target” by Viltė Bražiūnaitė and Tomas Sinkevičius

Exhibition “Soft Target” by Viltė Bražiūnaitė and Tomas Sinkevičius at apiece gallery 

Gallery apiece that exhibits a single work of contemporary visual art and/or object of conceptual design at a time has moved into a new showcase-style building of small architecture located in the square of V. Kudirka and M. K. Čiurlionis streets. Until now, the gallery had been exhibiting in Vilnius old town (2018–2019), participating in various cultural events and even moving to Palanga in the summer of 2020. The gallery is planning to make the new location, en route to Vingis Park, its home for at least five years.

The first exhibition, which is opening on May 14, is organized by a duo of artists Viltė Bražiūnaitė and Tomas Sinkevičius. The artists have been working together since 2014, examining the way nature is influenced by social and economic structures. In the latest installation titled “Soft Target” and specifically adapted to the gallery’s space, the artists create compositions from beeswax and look at the ecological chains behind the yellowish waxy shades.
Wax is a widely used bee-made product whose colors depend on the pollen species of the plants and the region that the bees have visited. Bees are the most productive carriers of plant pollen, contributing to the maintenance of plant communities, diversity of the ecosystem and agriculture. To improve the quality of the harvest, farmers rent out bee colonies and temporarily set them up in their gardens during the blooming season. The journeys made by bees remain and can be seen in the semitones of the wax that is released.

Tomas and Viltė create wax compositions that in their diversity of colors are reminiscent of camouflage clothing or ammunition used for wildlife observation or hunting, which, just like the color palette of beeswax, are specific to each area. Among these abstract camouflage patterns one begins to notice silhouettes of vegetables that depend on bees – onion seedlings and cucumber shoots and buds.

Beeswax works are exhibited on a cardboard platform. The sides of the corrugated cardboard sheets used for packaging and transportation are reminiscent of bee honeycomb hexagons. Through “Soft Target”, the artists are observing the way cultural memory shifts, how patterns and images migrate, separating from their original uses and taking on new meanings.

The exhibition is open until June 18.

The exhibition can be viewed 24/7 (the artwork is presented in a space that is visible to the viewer through showcase windows).

Exhibition curators: Milena Černiakaitė and Aušra Trakšelytė

More information about Viltė and Tomas’ work —> https://paint-job.com 

More about apiece —> www.apiece.lt

Kazimieras Sližys @Vilnius gallery weekend

Gallery apiece @Vilnius gallery Weekend
apiece / Kazimieras Sližys / Turn

On October 22–25, the fifth Vilnius Galleries Weekend is taking place where apiece presents the work Turn by the artist Kazimieras Sližys.

Sližys’ work Turn is the practice part of one of the researches that have been consistently carried out in recent years, relating to the use of moving light in artwork. Here, the conjunction of object and light becomes an effective manner to highlight surface defects, meanwhile turning the piece into a kinetic light installation.

Tine Bek / Untitled Baby Blue

Gallery apiece at Palanga resort
apiece / Tine Bek / Untitled Baby Blue

For the summer period, single artwork gallery apiece is moving from Vilnius to Palanga Summer Reading Room (part of Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania). From July to September it will be hosting three exhibitions of contemporary visual art which will be available to viewers 24/7.
The last exhibition, which is opening on August 18, features work Untitled Baby Blue by artist Tine Bek. With an interest in identity, roles and expectations, Bek’s work investigates the rhythm and sometimes absurdity of our society by looking at the architecture, interiors and objects we choose to surround ourselves with. 
Untitled baby Blue is a part of a project titled Comfort Sculptures. Project portray the materiality and awkwardness of foam, and its many possibilities. According to the artist, within the project, I look at sculpture as something temporary rather than fixed. There is a certain playfulness involved in the production of the works and by testing out the shapes and forms that can be created using materials which normally have a very different and more “useful” function.

Tine Bek is a Copenhagen based artist working within the realm of photography, film and installation. She studied photography at Glasgow School of Art and has taking part in both group and solo exhibitions in South America, Scandinavia, and in the US. 

apiece is a gallery exhibiting a single artwork of contemporary visual art or a design object at a time. The format of exhibitions encourages the audience to take closer interest in the author of the artwork/object or in contemporary art on the whole.

More info: 
www.tinebek.com
Exhibition from 18 August until 6 September 2020 
Project partner: Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania

Visvaldas Morkevičius / Inner Dialogue

Gallery apiece at Palanga resort

For the summer period, single work gallery apiece is moving from Vilnius to Palanga Summer Reading Room (part of Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania). From July to September it will be hosting three exhibitions of contemporary visual art which will be available to viewers 24/7.

The second exhibition, which is opening on July 21, features work by young Lithuanian artist Visvaldas Morkevičius. The work is from the series Inner dialogue (2012-2018) which presents observations from different periods of the author’s life, unfolding a fragmented story of self-reflection. There is not much linearity here, as images from various story threads, featuring personal, professional, and some ambiguous work, intersect.

As the title indicates, these image-dialogues are not only with the environment, but also with oneself. Beyond their surface, the photographs reflect glimpses into subconscious desires, thoughts that are yet to form. It is as if talking with oneself through photographs.

Perhaps photography can only be a subjective and partial conversation. Yet it offers insight the awkwardly – connecting hands, deformed and displaced body figures, and red symbols of love and fight pulse with something that was perhaps not fully expressed with words at the time of their taking. Examining this all, one might realize to stand in front of a map. It is of a young man’s pilgrimage through what connects us all – struggle, love, longing, failure, curiosity, and, ultimately, a glimpse of a never-ending hope to truly know oneself.

Visvaldas Morkevičius (b. 1990) is a Lithuanian photographer and media artist whose work situates itself in between fashion, documentary and artistic fields. His visual regard holds interest in subcultural scenes, bodily identities and urban lifestyles.

More info: www.visvaldas.com

Ona Juciūtė – Ausgezeichnet

Gallery apiece at Palanga resort

For the summer period, single work gallery apiece is moving  to Palanga Summer Reading Room (part of Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania). From July to September it will be hosting three exhibitions of contemporary visual art which will be available to viewers 24/7.

The first exhibition, which is opening on July 3, features a sculptural object by young Lithuanian artist Ona Juciūtė, a piece of furniture Ausgezeichnet (“excellent” in English).

Ona Juciūtė is a sculptor whose work delves into the phenomena of production in its broadest sense. In all of Ona’s works, there is a felt interest in everyday life and curiosity to look at its seamy side.

Project partner: Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania

apiece gallery installation @ArtVilnius’19 fair

Gallery apiece at Art Fair ArtVilnius’19 | Stand 5.25

A first-time participant at Art Fair ArtVilnius’19, gallery apiece will exhibit a work Untitled Baby Blue (2019) by artist  Tine Bek (Denmark).

apiece is a gallery in the centre of Vilnius (Didžioji st. 38) exhibiting a single artwork of contemporary visual art or a design object at a time. The gallery transcends the usual standards of exhibition spaces by not having exhibition openings or working hours or days (24/7), while the artworks/objects are presented in a space that the viewer sees through a display window. In order not to distance ourselves from the exhibition format, during the art fair the work Untitled Baby Blue (2019) by Tine Bek will be presented behind a construction reminiscent of a window. 

With an interest in identity, roles and expectations, Bek’s work investigates the rhythm and sometimes absurdity of our society by looking at the architecture, interiors and objects we choose to surround ourselves with.

Untitled Baby Blue is a part of a project titled Comfort Sculptures where in the artist is investigating our dependence on comfort both in relation to the objects and architecture around us but equally concerning our hunt for luxury and perfection within. Looking into the materials which form the core of our everyday, Comfort Sculptures portray the materiality and awkwardness of foam, and its many possibilities. 

According to the artist, within the project, I look at sculpture as something temporary rather than fixed. There is a certain playfulness involved in the production of the works and by testing out the shapes and forms that can be created using materials which normally have a very different and more “useful” function.

Tine Bek is a Copenhagen based artist working within the realm of photography, film and installation. She studied photography at Glasgow School of Art and has taken part in both group and solo exhibitions in South America, Scandinavia, and in the US.

Marija Puipaitė and Vytautas Gečas: Envisioned Comfort

Marija Puipaitė & Vytautas Gečas
Envisioned Comfort

Marija Puipaitė and Vytautas Gečas merged their two different design practices into one object, using a fantasy as a their starting point. This resulted in a series of different types of chairs which have the same principal of construction. This time it’s a seat based on the ergonomics of a saddle.

One of them had a fantasy about an object that could bring a womb-like pleasure, meaning – the ultimate satisfaction that the material environment can give. 

This abstract mode of thinking allows to erase what we know about domestic objects and opens up the possibility to re-think and re-create them. The same way the mind gives a clear body to the fantasy by restraining it, the construction defines and forms a fluid shape into an ergonomic entity.

mgmn: .~≈≈

mgmn: .~≈≈

apiece gallery presents a visualization of one ton of coloured smoke being discharged into an active volcanic crater. A project was named under emoji type title: .~≈≈  and is produced by mgmn brand.

Aušra Trakšelytė: DELAY (video loop, 2’, 2019)

Aušra Trakšelytė
DELAY (video loop, 2’, 2019)

The Agreement DĮ 02-0023 of July 30, 2018, signed in Plungė near the Babrungas river, attests that Aušra Trakšelytė acquired the status of an active artist for a year. More precisely, Juozas Laivys, an artist who had suspended his creative activity, transferred it to her. Immersed in this situation of non-identical identity, this winter she accepted another challenge – to participate in the VAA doctoral exhibition instead of Juozas Laivys, currently a doctoral student in Fine Arts at the same institution. This gave Aušra the impetus to produce her first artwork and actualise her identity as an active artist.

This conscious decision is stipulated by an artistic statement: to produce only one work and present it in a single exhibition during the year. In a curious coincidence, in the autumn of 2018 Aušra Trakšelytė became a co-founder of a single-piece window gallery together with her colleague Milena CM. This coincidence complements and implements her artistic concept. For the same reason, Aušra’s work DELAY is presented not in the Titanikas space, but in the aforementioned apiece gallery (located at Didžioji Str. 38 in Vilnius), open 24/7.

DELAY consists of three short lo-fi videos captured in different years and seasons in various cities using different models of the iPhone, united by the common denominator of motion. However, it is unclear whether motion was what impressed the author when she pushed the record button. The work addresses the migration of different disciplines and the possible creative scenarios for becoming established in the art world, as well as the depreciation of images and the freedom of decision delays.

Artist:
Aušra Trakšelytė (b. 1981 in Plungė) is an artist based in Vilnius, Lithuania. Up to date, she has not presented her work in group and solo shows, or received any art awards. 

Gallery:
apiece is a window gallery exhibiting a single artwork of contemporary visual art or a design object at a time. The format of apiece exhibitions inspired a wish to encourage viewers to do their own research about the author of the artwork/object and contemporary art in general.

Ulijona Odišarija: Softening (bedside chest)

Ulijona Odišarija: Softening (bedside chest)
http://www.ulijona.com/

A bedside chest in a rented room is dreaming itself being a meadow. 

Ulijona Odišarija lives and works in London. She completed Masters in Fine Art Media at the Slade School of Fine Art in 2016. Ulijona makes videos, photography, texts, objects and installations. 

Her practice is led by internal, sometimes dream logic and intuition. She uses and recreates found images, memories and the artefacts and observations of the everyday. She makes music and sometimes dj’s as Sweatlana and Former Child Star and is a founding member and vocalist of a band Steve & Samantha.

Her work has been presented at Toronto International Film Festival (Toronto, Canada), Close Up Cinema, ICA, Chalton and IMT galleries (London, UK), Contemporary Art Centre and National Art Gallery (Vilnius, Lithuania), Import Projects (Berlin, Germany), LIMA Foundation and PAKT (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Showroom (New York, USA) and was published in a book on young Lithuanian photography ‘Like there’s no tomorrow’ (Rupert, 2013) and ‘Lithuanian Photography: Yesterday And Today’ (Union Of The Lithuanian Art Photographers, 2016).