Wozownia Art Gallery, Torun, PL
solo show curated by Marta Smolińska
The exhibition at the Wozownia Art Gallery in Toruń is the second individual presentation of Sophia Pompéry's works in this institution.
Pompéry, who constantly moves on the borderline between physical phenomena and a kind of minimalism, combined - paradoxically - with sensual and poetic saturation of the visual form. Exploring this work, we are constantly invited to ask questions about the nature of reality, the probability and (in)possibility of the phenomena shown. Pompéry tracks absurdities and paradoxes, visualizing what is often elusive to the eye, or confronting us with small errors, noticed in places where we would least expect them. Regardless of whether we are dealing with photography, video or site-specific objects or ready mades, we are confronted with paradoxes, illogic and lapses. By lapsus we mean any unintentional human error that occurs involuntarily - as a result of absent-mindedness or simply out of inattention. This Latin word perfectly reflects the nature of these phenomena, which Pompéry, as an artist, carefully observes, as if she wanted to question their apparent obviousness.