Archive for June 16th, 2012
Hey, if any of you are interested, you can also find me (Allison Alexander Westbrook IV) posting stuff on the Cream City Illustrators Art Marathon page. I’m doing two of these damn things at the same time…umm like a boss? Anyway, check it out, lots of talent in the city in which I reside. In fact, I sorta helped them flesh out how it was gonna be put together based on my previous involvement in the venerable Thirty Days Project. Cheers!
Royalty as we knew it. The last of a dynasty; the new generation steps up.
I didn’t want to do a humanoid form today. But I did anyway. :/
5″x7″ ink on cradle board
sometimes it’s about letting go of all inhibitions… hehe
Shadow play; Harasymowicz’s Wolf Man exhibition imbrues trace elements of process and memory into tangible analytical form.
Slawa Harasymowicz - Wolf Man June 2 – 24, 2012
The Freud Museum is delighted to announce an exhibition of works by Polish artist Slawa Harasymowicz. The show combines an installation of silkscreen prints and drawings, including images from the recently published graphic novel ‘The Wolf Man’, alongside items from the Freud Museum collection. These items collectively document Freud’s attempts to unravel the source of the Russian aristocrat, Sergei Pankejeff’s, crippling neurosis. The exhibition reveals Harasymowicz’s own working methods, which explore ideas around repetition, collation and the reworking of images. Set in the house of Sigmund Freud, the works and their groupings are suggestive of the ambiguity of communication, multiple loose sheets of drawings are pulled together, offering different comprehensions of analytical processes, proposing implications of repetition.
The Wolf Man – Graphic Freud, written by Richard Appignanesi & illustrated by Harasymowicz accompanies the exhibition.
The exhibition is curated by Sarah Jury.
Pankejeff’s dream would play a major role in Freud’s theory of infantile sexuality, and along with Irma’s injection (Freud’s own dream, which launched dream analysis), it was one of the most important dreams for the development of Freud’s theories. Additionally, Pankejeff became the main case used by Freud to prove the validity of psychoanalysis. It was the first detailed case study that brought together the main aspects of catharsis, the unconscious, sexuality, and dream analysis put forward by Freud in his Studies on Hysteria (1895), The Interpretation of Dreams (1899), and his Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality (1905).
Sława Harasymowicz has lived and worked in London since 1998, completing an MA in Communication Art and Design, Royal College of Art London, in 2006. Harasymowicz has exhibited widely and her work is held in the Victoria and Albert Museum prints and drawings collection, National Museum Poznan, Poland, Warsaw Poster Museum, Academy of Fine Art, Krakow, Poland and various private collections.