THROUGH THE VEIL by Dominika Koziak (Canada)
Dear friends, we realised that "Art After Dark" 2016 @ Gillman Barracks is also happening this Friday 23 Sept evening, hence we decided to pull forward the opening reception for "Through the Veil" from 23 Sept to Thursday 22 Sept 2016, 7-9 pm at INSTINC Soho2.
Hopefully this change will allow more of you to come by for Dominika's exhibition - we look forward to seeing you!
Opening Reception: 22 September 2016, Thursday 7 - 9pm
Exhibition Dates: 24 - 25 September 2016, Sat & Sun 12 - 6pm (Kindly note that INSTINC space will be closed on Friday 23 September 2016.)
Address: INSTINC, 12 Eu Tong Sen Street, #04-163, soho2@central, Singapore 059819 (For entry to the gallery, please dial unit number using the intercom at the entrance of the building.)
Singapore – INSTINC is pleased to present a solo exhibition by INSTINC September 2016 Artist-in-Residence Dominika Koziak from Canada.
THROUGH THE VEIL is Canadian artist Dominika Koziak’s first solo exhibition in Singapore. “Through the Veil” is a series of recent works responding to our lives as consumers of media and culture, and compares the super fandom and obsession of celebrity with the idolizing of religious gods and figureheads.
Koziak dismantles the Catholic religious imagery of her youth, and inserts the narrative of her own prevailing fixation, Korean Hallyu Wave stars, Bigbang. Influenced by “fan-service” given at concerts, she takes inspiration from one crucial ritualistic act performed at concerts. The wiping of a Bigbang member’s own face, and throwing the towel to enraptured fans below, and comparing it to Saint Veronica wiping the face of Jesus Christ on the way to His crucifixion. Through Saint Veronica’s compassion, one of the Church’s most treasured relics came into existence, an imprint of Jesus’s visage. Through this analogy Koziak reimagines the towels of Bigbang as relics, used to wipe away their fatigue and enchantment, with their visage mystically imprinting on cloth.
Dominika Koziak is a Canadian artist with a Ukrainian-Polish cultural background, born in 1991 in Edmonton, Canada. She has shown her work throughout Edmonton, New York and London. Koziak has attended the Rome Art Program in Italy, and the London Intensive Residency in England. She holds a BFA from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, where she currently lives and works, and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and attended the Prosopon School of Iconology in New York City where she studied the classical and ancient techniques of icon writing.