Eat Paint Studio is pleased to present our first solo exhibition with artist Basia Krol. The exhibition titled, Wildering, opens to the public Saturday, May 14, and continues through June 11, 2022.
An opening reception will take place on Saturday, May 14, from 6-9 P.M. This event is free to enjoy!
For artist Basia Krol, Wildering describes a re-awakening of self-identity through active observation of nature. Painted largely during the pandemic, Krol finds a grounding connection in the landscape of Central Illinois. Krol’s joyous sense of discovery is palpable in expressive landscape paintings that invite us to share a journey toward personal freedom and spiritual renewal.
Over the last two years, Krol has been working almost exclusively from scenes she has photographed of Indiana Dunes Park and Woodland View farm, where the owners created a vast prairie restoration. While photographs act as a resource and reference for her studio work, it is through meditation and being present to her experience of nature that Krol is able to create the sense of connection to the natural world communicated in her painting.
About the Artist:
Basia Krol was born and raised in Warsaw, Poland. She studied painting and printmaking at Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. She currently lives and works in Galesburg, Illinois, where she finds inspiration in the local prairie nature preserves.
About the Gallery:
Eat Paint Studio is located at 5036 N Lincoln Ave in the Lincoln Avenue North Arts District (LANA), close to public transportation and metered parking. Chicago artist Emily Rapport opened the gallery in 2018 with an aim toward combining her studio practice with a public exhibit space. The gallery mission is to engage people in the art-making process and, through exhibitions in its storefront gallery, to integrate art into daily lived experience.