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Wojciech Gilewicz works with architecture and painting. Working from photographic studies taken in urban environments, he paints hyper-realistic abstract images: sections of building facades, rusty metal grates, stained concrete slabs, and flagstones. He then places the painted replicas directly on top of the original site in the city street, merging the illusion of a painting with the reality of a building. For his Front Room exhibition, Gillewicz presents a series of recent paintings along with a video showing their near-secret installation in an urban setting.

General support for the Contemporary’s exhibitions program is generously provided by the Whitaker Foundation; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; William E. Weiss Foundation; Regional Arts Commission; Missouri Arts Council, a state agency; Arts and Education Council; Nancy Reynolds and Dwyer Brown; and members of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.

Wojciech Gilewicz Born in 1974 in Bilgoraj, Poland. Lives and works in Warsaw and New York

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Wojciech Gilewicz