Photographer Francesca Woodman was fascinated by the female body. During the late 70’s she shot black and white portraiture, often of women in the nude, playing with the camera to blur or smudge the image further submerging the subject into the medium. Woodman’s photographic self-awareness, her sensitive portrayal of the female form, and a personal life marked with tragedy (she committed suicide in 1981 at 22 years old) have given contemporary artists many reasons to obsess over Woodman. One such artist is Polish performance artist Justyna Gorowska, whose first American solo exhibition, FWJG, marries her style with that of Woodman. For this exhibition, which opens at Cydonia Gallery (167 Payne St.) from 6-8 p.m. Friday night, Gorowska immerses herself into Woodman’s work. Like Woodman before her, Growska takes an interest in blurring the boundaries between subject and work. The opening reception is free and open to the public and will include a performance. More information at cydoniagallery.com.
Fri., April 17, 6-8 p.m.; Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Starts: April 17. Continues through May 8, 2015