October 19, 2015- November 13, 2015
Political issues are at the forefront of Agnieszka Pilat's work. Influenced by Poland's political reconstruction which took place after the fall of the Berlin Wall, she uses inanimate objects as a metaphor for time. She witnessed Poland change from a Soviet-style government to a much needed democratic society. Pilat made it her life's goal to expose the corrupt political system that she experienced as a child. "I don't paint people. I paint time. Time is our most precious commodity. It defines who we are. To capture the concept of time, I place my subjects on the intersection of the present and the past: lives fully lived and dreams already dreamt... the people who "are", not the ones who will "become", says Pilat.