Kasia Sosnowski: SNEEK-E-PEEP’N

August 17, 2020 - January 31, 2021

In the Project Space

By turns playful, melancholic, and surreal, Kasia Sosnowski’s ceramic sculptures visually articulate the bodily experience of emotion — unease, anticipation, euphoria.  In her new installation, SNEEK-E-PEEP’N, Sosnowski evokes the simultaneous anxiety and frisson of an accidental or uninvited glimpse into a neighbouring window. Her ceramic forms reside behind street-front windows, shrouded gently by a hand-drawn grid. Sensual and visceral, her work beckons to be touched in the same breath as it elicits the bodily anxieties that we often strive to hide or obscure. A set of inward-turned feet resolutely weaves its toes into a tight warp and weft. Neon green tears seep through the skin of a seated figure, its legs dangling playfully. A pair of hands emerge tentatively from a moulting ceramic mountain.

Glimpsed through partially-obscured windows, Sosnowski’s ceramics exist in their own self-contained universe, connected by bonds that we can only intuit from a distance, yet they plaintively beckon us into their realm. At a moment when many of us find ourselves spending more time close to home, walking through neighborhoods, glancing furtively into nearby windows, SNEEK-E-PEEP’N conjures the wordless space between connection, transgression, and voyeurism.

 

The exhibition Kasia Sosnowski’s SNEEK-E-PEEP’N features new work made during Sosnowski’s recent Winter 2020 residency at Medalta. Medalta is an innovative industrial museum, contemporary ceramic arts facility, art gallery, and community hub located in Medicine Hat, Alberta. www.medalta.org

Kasia Sosnowski is originally from Calgary – she moved to Lethbridge in 2007. She graduated with honours from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor of Fine Arts: Art History & Museum Studies, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts: Art Studio in 2014. She moved to Banff in 2014 where she worked at The Banff Centre as a Preparatorial Practicum at the Walter Phillips Gallery. After completing her year-long practicum she participated in the Banff Centre’s Late Fall BAiR program where she began exploring ceramics. She recently completed a two month residency at Medalta in the Historic Clay District in Medicine Hat. Kasia Sosnowski has shown her work in Calgary, Lethbridge, Edmonton, and Auckland – and is working towards upcoming shows in 2020/2021. She currently lives and works in Lethbridge, Alberta where she maintains her art practice.

  • Kasia Sosnowski

    Kasia Sosnowski is originally from Calgary – she moved to Lethbridge in 2007. She graduated with honours from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor of Fine Arts: Art History & Museum Studies, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts: Art Studio in 2014. She moved to Banff in 2014 where she worked at The Banff Centre as a Preparatorial Practicum at the Walter Phillips Gallery. After completing her year-long practicum she participated in the Banff Centre’s Late Fall BAiR program where she began exploring ceramics. She recently completed a two month residency at Medalta in the Historic Clay District in Medicine Hat.

    She has shown her work in Calgary, Lethbridge, Edmonton, and Auckland – and is working towards upcoming shows in 2020/2021. She now lives and works in Lethbridge, Alberta where she maintains her art practice.