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New Take on Big Apple
February 4, 2009   
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Echa miasta (Echoes of the City), a photographic series Monika Wiechowska created last year while in the United States, is on display at the Kordegarda Gallery in Warsaw. The Polish-born photographer moved to New York on a grant and stayed there. Her photographs constitute a documentary of her gradually merging into the local landscape, especially the urban landscape. Her pictures are highly subjective, being punctuated by her sensitivity and experiences. Picture postcard views of the Statue of Liberty and the Hollywood sign are eschewed in favor of forsaken areas in places like Coney Island and New Jersey. The sites she chooses are usually well past their prime although tell-tale signs of a former grandeur occasionally creep in. Wiechowska's transmogrifying eye can transfigure well-known towns to such an extent that their identities are only given away by their titles.

Wiechowska was born in Szczecin, on the north-west coast of Poland, in 1976. She studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy of Art and Design in Amsterdam (1995-1999), at the School of Visual Arts in New York (1998), and the Royal Academy of Visual Arts in Amsterdam (2000-2002). She lives and works in New York.


Open until Feb. 22, Kordegarda Gallery, 17/19 Krakowskie Przedmie¶cie St.
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