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Like Mother, Like Daughter

Exhibition title: Erna Masarovičová/Katarína Kissoczy: Like Mother, Like Daughter
Authors: sculptors Erna Masarovičová (1926–2008), Katarína Kissoczy
Guest: art photographer Anton Sládek
Curator: Ela Porubänová
Venue: Jan Koniarik Gallery, Koppel Villa, Zelený kríček 3, Trnava
Opening of the exhibition: July 13 (Thur), 2017 at 07:00 PM
Duration: July 13 - August 27 (Sun), 2017


The exhibition in Koppel Villa of Jan Koniarik Gallery will present the works of art of two significant Slovak sculptors. The guests of the exhibition will be a famous Bratislava photographer, Anton Sládek, who by means of black-and-white large-format photographs captured an inspiring environment of the studios of both exhibiting authors. At the same time, the combination of various media at the exhibition brings a more comprehensive view of their creative backgrounds and the affinity in their sculptural endeavour.

The name - Like Mother, Like Daughter - is a witty paraphrase of the family bounds as well as the artistic direction of the authors in the context of the contemporary Slovak sculpting. The exhibition creates a mutual dialogue with space and metal matter. Both of them used to work in the same studio, however, at different times (E. M. in 1967-2008, and K. K. from 2009).

The exhibition introduces the sculptural, medal and jewellery works of Erna Masarovičová. One of the first students, who completed sculpting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, became a pioneer of cabinet as well as monumental metal sculptures, original art jewellery, and creation of modern plaques and medals. She was the first artist to use the technology of welding and cutting of steel sheets in her works of art. She created convex and concave shapes abstracted into a concentrated cubist opinion, often inspired by music and a human figure. She did not only translate this technology into her cabinet sculptures and her monumental objects, but also into her art jewellery. As early as in mid-1960s, she was already one of the leading Slovak sculptors, and became a founder of modern jewellery in Slovakia. Her significant medal works must not be forgotten either. From 1970s, she intensely worked on creating plaques and medals, which are now part of collections of Slovak National Gallery, in Umprum and Museum in Prague, and in the British Museum in London. They have been presented at FIDEM exhibitions around the world.

In parallel, the sculptural dialogue presents Kata Kissoczy who built her artistic space devoted to colourful metal objects in a studio, and extended it, bringing it out to exterior, to country. She started to present her sculptures more intensively again on the Slovak art scene from 2009 - after she had returned from Prague.

Kata Kissoczy has been successfully putting on exhibitions since 1984. She uses metal waste to weld it, bend it, and create geometrical and variable spatial objects. Thanks to their colourfulness and multivalent shapes, often supplemented by light illumination, her objects become more expressive and visually variable.

Anton Sládek's photographs often reflect the genius loci of family house, garden and sculpture studio of Erna Masarovičová as it has been still preserved and extended by Kata Kissoczy. The premises have acquired a new dimension by means of organising SEM international symposia since 2009; the ninth year of this unusual event will be held in September.
A private collection of the sculptures and objects of the authors, the property of the Gallery of Miloš Alexander Bazovský in Trenčín, and the sculpture collection of Ivan Melicherčík will not miss a large sculpture by Erna Masarovičová called Milenci (The Lovers) that was borrowed from the property of Danubiana – Meulensteen Art Museum.

The exhibition that has been successfully presented in the Gallery of Miloš Alexander Bazovský in Trenčín (in June 2016) and in the Orava Gallery in Dolny Kubin (from January to March 2017) has been entering new connections in each environment. The Katarína Kissoczy's kinetically moving objects of bright colours have been presented in the exterior of Jan Koniarik Gallery since April 2017, offering the visitors a peculiar view of the gallery's garden and a promise of some more discoveries at the exhibition in preparation.

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