Exhibitions

 

Famous Textile artist Marijona Sinkevičienė‘s exhibition “Memory” in Estonia

This year, on September 5th, the opening ceremony of exhibition “Memory” of famous textile artist Marijona Sinkevičienė will take place at the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in the Republic of Estonia (address: Uus 15, EE 0100). The exhibition is dedicated to the centenary of Lithuanian statehood. This is a traveling exhibition. Marijona Sinkevičienė’s works combine textile and modernity. At the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Riga, M. Sinkevičienė presents “Memory” tapestries exhibition, which is associated with Lithuanian nationality signs, the tradition of national fabric, January 13th events.

“The purpose of this creative work is to understand Lithuania’s historical memory in order to convey Lithuania’s path and determination and preserve global values. Conveying the deep textile traditions of our nation in the conceptual form of the work. The core of this work is historical memory. To present to the public of Lithuania as a document of our nation, which always reminds that Freedom has its price, which is flooded with the blood of heroes, to develop social citizenship, especially for young people, future generations“, told author of the exhibition  M. Sinkevičienė.

The author of the tapestries presented at the exhibition on various occasions hears the lines of the Lithuanian anthem, song, “Lithuania dear”, as if playing with their fragments, appeals to the memory of every Lithuanian, memory of national identity and self-esteem. In other tapestries of the exhibition, M. Sinkevičienė improvises ornaments and colors of traditional folk writing, modernizes them, invites in contemporary textile language a dialogue about historical memory and its change.

Textile artist Marijona Sinkevičienė was born in Tauragė region, lives and creates in Kaunas. In 1971, at Kaunas Stepas Žukas Applied Art Technique, she acquired the specialty of modeling-designing of clothes. In 1976-1982 she was studying at Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts and acquired a textile specialty. She worked as a lecturer at Kaunas College, later became an assistant professor. Since 1987, M. Sinkevičienė has been a member of Lithuanian Artists’ Union. She belongs to the Textile Artists Group “We Are”. Participates in group exhibitions, organizes personal exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad. The artist participates in plein-airs, creative workshops, textile projects.

The works of M. Sinkevičienė have been acquired by Polish, Gdynia, Krosna, Lithuanian Art Museum, National M. K. Čiurlionis Museum, Raseiniai Region Historical Museum. The textile works have been created by the author for National Drama Theater of Kaunas (1986), a series of five tapestries “Seasons (1987)” has been created for Ukrainian Slavičius‘s kindergarten-nursery. Exhibition of M. Sinkevičienė at Lithuanian Embassy in Estonia will take place till October 20. Exhibitors: Public institution “Gabrielė‘s Art Gallery“ and Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in the Republic of Estonia.

The press release is based on the text of the exhibition  curator Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.

Fragment’s from Marijona Sinkevičienė exhibition 

Insights from a philosophic Lithuanian photographer on New York’s streets

 

Tomas Pabedinskas

On July 31, at 17 o’clock, the exhibition of photography “I LOVE NY” will take place at the Museum of Lithuanian History of Education, which will host the photo exhibition of photographer Iridijus Švelnys. The author of this exhibition introduces a wide spectrum of spectators to the now unknown street photographer. The exposition will showcase the black and white New York streets routine and the bright images of human characters that have been met there, which puts the viewer’s eyes at the familiar symbols of this metropolis rather than the real life in it.

Švelnys has organized many personal exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad. The photographer has exhibited different series of his works: the “fish eye” lens captures the images of the old towns (“Old Towns of Lithuania”), the transformed landscapes (“Trees’ graphics”), aesthetized photographic studies of the naked body of the human body (installation “Restrictions aspect”), an interdisciplinary creative project with young photographer Gabija Riaubaitė (“Migraine“) and others. Despite the diversity of motifs and themes of photographs, the author’s style of I. Švelnys was consistently disseminated in them – the well-thought-out urban compositions of the image of nature and the natural environment or the body language of people who specially focus on photography express the generalized metaphorical meanings.

Such a creative method and an attempt to express the philosophy of his life in the image language I. Švelnys is more closely associated with the long-lasting artistic traditions of art, photography, and the role of the “hunter” of the current moment of a photographer’s decisive moments. In the works of the past, the author revealed himself not as the most expressive moments in the life of a natural life, but as the “director” and the aesthetist of scenes of photography, not afraid to transform the images of the usual reality in the photos that are not recognizably transformed.

However, in the New York series, I. Švelnys is testing a whole other area of ​​photography. It would seem that the original idea and the method of its implementation, and in particular the creative results presented to the viewer, are completely different here than in the previous works of the author. In this case, the beginning of the creative process is not the photographer’s imagination, but the surrounding reality and often chaotic flow of the city life. In this context, the role of the author himself is changing – without the ability to think and put together the future shot, he must rely on intuition and make an instant decision on what and how to capture the photo. The photograph, as claimed by the British art critic John Berger, is primarily an art of choice: “The photo is the result of a photographer’s decision that it is worth capturing the fact that an event or object was seen by him. If everything that is there is constantly photographed, each photo becomes meaningless”. These remarks are especially true in the context of street photography – all the creative action here, in essence, fits into an instantaneous photographer’s decision to capture one or another moment of life.

So what moments do I. Švelnys chose to commemorate and how does it fit into the final creative result that the author invites to rate to the exhibition? This time the artist follows the direction of photography, which formed just where his new series of photographs was created – on the streets of American metropolitan areas. In 20th century, in the 1960s and 1970s, American photographers roamed down the streets of the cities, immortalized their chaotic life, social contradictions, alienation of people, and sometimes even existential drama. Such a photographer’s attitude was conveyed by images of “real” life that did not meet the usual technical and aesthetic quality requirements, and their uncertainty of meaning became an integral part of the street photography of the United States.

Similarly I. Švelnys looks at New York. In his works, the dynamism of street life is conveyed by motion-based “spills”, while multi-layered compositions not only target visual puzzles but also multiply the meaning of the image to infinity. Overlapping inscriptions, posters, banners, graffiti banners overlay the reality picture, simultaneously and visually compete with each other, and enrich the meaning of photography, preventing the viewer from confining himself to the finite, single-image interpretation of the pictures. The imperfection of real life, the drama, and, in turn, its unique charm help to reveal spontaneous, non-good-looking photographic rules, inclining compositions, inclined horizons and a large contrast of black and white photographs. All of this creates an impending, lively relationship with the life of New York’s immortal life, allowing the author to emotionally impudently convey the individual’s situation in an impressive setting in a metropolitan environment.

Still, having chosen a new genre of photography and unusual stylistics in the context of his current work, I. Švelnys uses this photograph to present philosophical insights that extend his earlier works. The author claims that while filming in New York, he wanted to draw attention to individual human constraints that exist even at the foot of the famous New York Statue of Liberty. “People here live permanently in boxes: they go to the shower in the morning, then go to work in the subway and spend the whole day at the office,” says the photographer, telling his impressions. Such restrictions are not limited to physical ones; they also determine the constraints of free choice and thinking. I. Švelnys “talks” with visual hints about such a contemporary human situation. The fast and rigorous rhythm of life today is like a cross, which everyone has to carry in an alienated metropolitan society – like a subway passenger who looks like a glittering cross in photography.

Thus, like his previous works, and the photos of New York streets, I. Švelnys fills symbolic meanings. Although this time they are not created by the author themselves, they are “discovered” in the daily life, but extend the possibilities for interpreting photography far beyond their direct, documentary content. The organizers of the exhibition are Public institution “Gabrielegallery” and “Lithuanian Museum of History of Education”.

Fragment’s from Iridijus Švelnys exhibition: 

Personal exhibition of the painter Edmundas Kartanas “LOOKING FOR A SECRET”

At the moment, the third exhibition of painter Edmundas Kartanas “LOOKING FOR A SECRET” is taking place at AUŠRA Business Park (Vytauto St. 23). The young generation‘s painter Edmundas Kartanas was born in 1973 in Šiauliai. Since 2003 he has been living in Kaunas, currently living and working in Kaunas district of Vandžiogala. Painter E. Kartanas has been interested in painting and drawing from his childhood. He is a member of the group of adult painters of abstractionist painter Antanas Obcarskas. E. Kartanas not only organizes personal exhibitions, but also participates in group exhibitions. In his work, the painter has chosen abstract painting style, colorful and thematic variety. The artist expresses his thoughts through strokes, lines, colors. From 2015, the author collaborates with public company “Gabrielė‘s Art Gallery“.

The exhibition presents the painter‘s works created in 2017-2018. The artist’s collection already contains about a hundred works. In E. Kartanas‘s third solo exhibition “LOOKING FOR A SECRET“ the painter presents 14 paintings: “Old fisherman’s boat“, “Reflections”, “Stairs”, “Flashes“, “Depths”, “Stream”, “Between”, “Forest Secrets”, “Searching”, “Dream”, “Element”, “Cottage by the Waterfall”, “I’ll go to smoke”, “Cat’s diamonds or complicated love”. In every painter’s work, E. Kartanas’s abstract stylistics conceals a certain mystery, each work has its own history of creation. The painter’s diversity in his abstract narrative is from the subtle detail to the color, the variety of forms, the expressive and unexpected coloring dynamics. A frequent work of painting reflects a certain state, which is expressed through the natural detail, the architectural fragment, the observation of a situation or detail by an unusual turning point, the meaning of a detail of everyday life, or sympathy. Both their previous works and the exhibitions feature important signs and symbols that repeat themselves from time to time and create a strong emotional relationship with their viewer.

Speaking of his exhibition, he says: “In the imagination of the childhood I used to create all sorts of stories that allowed to go to the read books, to the seen movies, or to your imaginary world, where you can have or to solve the mystery. As growing up, those secrets gradually disappeared, mode of life, obligations, they ate energy and time allowing me to return to that childhood state. When I started to paint more and more to let myself go back to that childhood state, I‘ve joined a creator who creates the story and looking for a secret in the quest, I invite the viewer who, in his field of vision, making colors can also look for their secrecy. It is a very good feeling when your work leads to someone, some kind of emotion, takes you to some state or, conversely, awakens from your life and routine”.

All 14 exhibited paintings of E. Kartanas are united in their style, expressive narration linking reality and imagination, line, and its sequel, contour, and image ghosting, color and subtle nuances of artistic truth and the creative mystery. All this is marked with an artistic individuality. The exhibition will be open until the end of October 31. The exhibition organizers: public institution “Gabrielegallery“ and Business Park AUŠRA. Art critic – Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.

Fragment’s from Edmundas Kartanas exhibition: 

Exhibition “Memory” by Marijona Sinkevičienė, as well-known textile artist

This year, from the 10th of July, in Foreign Office of the Republic of Lithuania, the exhibition “Memory” by well-known textile artist Marijona Sinkevičienė will be held. The exhibition has already been presented this year: at the Parliament of the Seimas, Vilnius City Hall, Kėdainiai Multicultural Center, Kaunas Art Gallery “Art Park”, Raseiniai Region History Museum, and the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Riga.

Textile artist Marijona Sinkevičienė was born in Tauragė region, lives and creates in Kaunas. In 1971, at Kaunas Stepas Žukas Applied Art Technique, she acquired the specialty of modeling-designing of clothes. In 1976-1982 she was studying at Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts and acquired a textile specialty. She worked as a lecturer at Kaunas College, later became an assistant professor. Since 1987, M. Sinkevičienė has been a member of Lithuanian Artists’ Union. She belongs to the Textile Artists Group “We Are”. Participates in group exhibitions, organizes personal exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad. The artist participates in plein-airs, creative workshops, textile projects. The projects of textile artist M. Sinkevičienė have been acquired by the Polish Gdynia, Krosno, the Lithuanian Art Museum, the Raseiniai Region Museum. The author of the textile works created the National Drama Theater of Kaunas (1986), the Ukraine -Slavish kindergarten-crèche, created the cycle of gobelmans “The Seasons of the Year” (1987).

Speaking about the creative process of her project, the textile artist M. Sinkevičienė states: “In my creative work, I try to implement topical issues related to the history of the nation, cultural heritage and traditions. Upon approaching the centenary of Lithuanian statehood, I wanted to understand Lithuania’s path in its creative work. All the more so because my family relates to the centuries-old historical events of partisan struggle, exile, January 13th. I personally took active part in the rallies organized by the Movement. On January 12, I was in charge of the Chamber of Parliament of Lithuania, listening to the songs that were performed in the people’s lips, the scenes that united the hearts of thousands of people for one common purpose or the will of Freedom. Therefore, she wanted to mark the centennial of Lithuanian statehood to create this “Memory” cycle of textile works.

The author of the tapestries presented at the exhibition on various occasions hears Lithuanian anthem song, “Lithuania dear”, as if playing with their fragments, appeals to the memory of every Lithuanian, national identity and feelings of Lithuanian self-esteem. The exhibition is presented by Public company “Gabrielegallery“. The exhibition will be open until 30 August. The exhibition curator is art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.

 Fragment’s from Marijona Sinkevičienė exhibition photo by Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.

Photographer Iridijus Švelnys‘s personal photography exhibition “Tree Graphics” in Riga

In 2018, on June 27, at 6:30 pm, the opening ceremony of the personal photography exhibition “Tree Graphics” by photographer Iridijus Švelnys will take place at the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Riga. Photographer Iridijus Švelnys lives and creates in Kaunas. This year is already the 28th photo exhibition in Lithuania and abroad. The artwork of the photographer Iridijus Švelnys has already been presented twice in Germany and once in London. The author has been interested in photography for more than twenty years. Iridijus Švelnys uses different photographic techniques and technologies to create artistic photography. He has produced a number of photographs using both traditional and digital photography techniques. Currently, the author is deepening his photographic knowledge at the Institute of Photography in New York, as well as conducting various seminars and training on artistic themes. The following art critics have already written about the work of a photographer: doc. dr art critic Remigijus Venckus, art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė and others. Photographer Iridijus Švelnys presents an artistic story about trees at exhibition “Tree Graphics”. The exhibition presents photographs of modern photography compositions, the universal “framing” composition in an individual style. The author gives his works an opportunity not only to feel emotions, but also to understand the beauty of the nature of the dialogue. Trees are the symbol of longevity. By presenting the image of a tree through unexpected prism, the author highlights the variety of forms of wood, turning them into graphic images, thus creating a certain dialogue with their own viewer. The graphics of the author’s trees are very important. The photographer handles the tree through a certain form, insights, and philosophical observations.

Speaking about the series “Tree Graphics“, the photographer Iridijus Švelnys says: “The series of photographs “Tree Graphics” was created with the help of a “fish eye” lens. The lens, which sees an angle of 180 degrees, conveys an unusual image when our subconscious understands the figurative, but conscious thinking claims that this can not be the case. The viewer is forced to stop for a moment and try to figure out the issue of confrontation between the consciousness and the subconscious. Through the play of graphic lines to emotions, this is the main creative goal. Intelligent thinking, in search of perceptions and cognitive identities, interprets the image of photography in various aspects, allowing thinking to discover graphic lines of emotions that will remind us of childhood, life adventures, loss or discovery, trust, joy. Find a brother, family, close friend, father, mother, grandma, grandfather“.

In his photographs, the author seeks to convey the feeling that you are caught up in a tree, adhering to it, lying down after him, when the tree becomes a mediator between You and the sky, allows you to feel emotions that are not yet experienced, to restore peace and trust, to know yourself through identification with nature, discover within yourself  “I”.

Exhibitors: Public institution “GabrieleGallery“ and Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Riga.

The exhibition  curator – Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.

Iridijus Švelnys exhibitions fragment’s. Photo by Iridijus Švelnys.

 

Photo-artist Iridijus Švelnys‘s personal photography exhibition “Tree Graphics”
On May 8, 2018, at 6 pm, the opening ceremony of personal exhibition “Tree Graphics” by photographer Iridijus Švelnys will take place in the lobby of the 2nd floor at Šiauliai University Library (address: Vytauto st. 64). Photographer Iridijus Švelnys lives and creates in Kaunas. This year is already the 28th photo exhibition in Lithuania and abroad. The artwork of photographer Iridijus Švelnys has already been presented twice in Germany and once in London. The author has been interested in photography for more than twenty years. Iridijus Švelnys uses different photographic techniques and technologies to create artistic photography. He has produced a number of photographs using both traditional and digital photography techniques. Currently, the author is deepening his photographic knowledge at the Institute of Photography in New York, as well as conducting various seminars and training on artistic themes. The following art critics have already written about the work of the photographer: doc. dr art critic Remigijus Venckus, art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė and others. Photographer Iridijus Švelnys presents an artistic story about trees at exhibition “Tree Graphics”. The exhibition presents photographs of modern photography compositions, a universal “framing” composition in an individual style. The author gives his works an opportunity not only to feel emotions, but also to understand the beauty of the nature of the dialogue. Trees are the symbol of longevity. By presenting the image of a tree through unexpected prism, the author highlights the variety of forms of wood, turning them into graphic images, thus creating a certain dialogue with their own viewer. Graphics are very important in tree photography of I. Švelnys. The photographer handles the tree through a certain form, insights and philosophical observations.
Speaking about the series “Tree Graphics“, photographer Iridijus Švelnys says: “The series of photographs “Tree Graphics” was created with the help of a “fish eye” lens. The lens, which sees an angle of 180 degrees, conveys an unusual image when our subconscious understands the figurative, but conscious thinking claims that this can not be the case. The viewer is forced to stop for a moment and try to figure out the issue of confrontation between the consciousness and the subconscious. Through the play of graphic lines to emotions, this is the main creative goal. Intelligent thinking, in search of perceptions and cognitive identities, interprets the image of photography in various aspects, allowing thinking to discover graphic lines of emotions that will remind us of childhood, life adventures, loss or discovery, trust, joy. Find a brother, family, close friend, father, mother, grandma, grandfather“.
In his photographs, the author seeks to convey the feeling that you are caught up in a tree, adhering to it, lying down after him, when the tree becomes a mediator between You and the sky, allows you to feel emotions that are not yet experienced, to restore peace and trust, to know yourself through identification with nature, discover within yourself “I”.
The exhibition will be open until June 15.
Exhibitors: Public company “Gabrielė‘s Art Gallery“ and Šiauliai University Library.
The exhibition’s curator – Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.
Fragment’s from the exhibition photo’s by Gražina Pašakarnienė

Well-known textile artist Marijona Sinkevičienė‘s exhibition “Memory” in Riga
From May 8, this year, the exhibition “Memory” by Marijona Sinkevičienė, a well-known textile artist, will work at the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Riga. The exhibition is dedicated to the centenary of Lithuanian statehood. This is a traveling exhibition. Marijona Sinkevičienė’s works combine textile and modernity. M. Sinkevičienė, at the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Riga, presents “Memory” – tapestries exhibition, which is associated with Lithuanian nationality signs, the tradition of national fabric, January 13 events.
“The purpose of this creative work is to understand Lithuania’s historical memory in order to convey Lithuania’s path and determination and preserve global values. Conveying the deep textile traditions of our nation in the conceptual form of the work. The core of this work is historical memory. To present to the public of Lithuania as a document of our nation, which always reminds that Freedom has its price, which is flooded with the blood of heroes, to develop social citizenship, especially for young people, future generations“, – told the author of the exhibition – M. Sinkevičienė.
The author of the tapestries presented at the exhibition on various occasions hears the lines of the Lithuanian anthem, songs, “Lithuania dear”, as if playing with their fragments, appeals to the memory of every Lithuanian, memory of national identity and self-esteem. In other tapestries of the exhibition, M. Sinkevičienė improvises ornaments and colors of traditional folk writing, modernizes them, invites in contemporary textile language a dialogue about historical memory and its change.
Textile artist Marijona Sinkevičienė was born in Tauragė region, lives and creates in Kaunas. In 1971, at Kaunas Stepas Žukas Applied Art Technical School, she acquired the specialty of modeling-designing of clothes. From 1976-1982 she studied at Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts and acquired a textile specialty. She worked as a lecturer at Kaunas College, later became an assistant professor. Since 1987, M. Sinkevičienė is a member of the Lithuanian Artists’ Union, belongs to the Textile Artists Group “We Are”. Participates in group exhibitions, organizes personal exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad. The artist participates in plein-airs, creative workshops, textile projects.
The works of M. Sinkevičienė have been acquired by Polish, Gdynia, Krosno, Lithuanian Art Museum, National M. K. Čiurlionis Museum, Raseiniai Region Historical Museum. The textile works has been created for the National Drama Theater of Kaunas (1986), the Ukrainian Slavic for kindergarten-crèche has created a series of five tapestries “Seasons (1987)”.
M. Sinkevičienė‘s exhibition will be open until the 10th of June at the Lithuanian Embassy in Riga. The organizers of the exhibition – “Gabrielė‘s Art Gallery” and the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Riga.
The press release is based on the text of the exhibition curator Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.
Poster from M. Sinkevičienė exhibition

Painter Zita Virginija Tarasevičienė‘s personal painting works exhibition
From May 3, Zita Virginija Tarasevičienė‘s personal painting works exhibition will take place at Jurbarkas Regional Museum.
In the personal exhibition painter Zita Virginija Tarasevičienė presents her works of various periods, which are painted in abstract stylistics, but they can be divided into thematic ideological cycles, to look for their symbolic or narrative meaning. The artist invites viewers to their work, not only to listen to the painting story, but also to the dialogue.
Zita Virginija Tarasevičienė lives and works in Kaunas. She began painting more than 20 years ago, since then she also participates in the exhibition life: she conducts personal exhibitions, participates in group art exhibitions. Looking at the painter’s works of paintings, the stylistic and colorful diversity of her works is astonishing first of all. Her work is united by abstract stylistics, but it becomes only a means for the artist’s quest and improvisation and symbolic abstraction. From time to time she can see a stylized woman’s figure with a butterfly, hanging on her face; the elegant line of gray, black and red color contrasts highlights the basic images of man and the world, actualized the concept of aesthetic beauty. Frequently, Z. Tarasevičienė’s works reveal highly abstract landscapes or urban figurative fragments. However, in the works of this genre there are color consonants and contrasts, emotional visual representation, when abstract expression becomes very dynamic and does not fit in the definition of framed space. The connecting working element becomes a yellow line of lines, painted and linking all the elements of the painting work. The abstract piece of the author’s work includes art-works “In the rain”, the triptych “Autumn in the rain”, “This is such a dark abstract”, “Venetian carnival” shows not only a variety of works of genres, but also a certain amount of its creative work, dominated by violet, yellow, brown colors and shades.
The works “Colored Labyrinths”, “Life Labyrinths”, “Recollections” and others, which are exhibited at the exhibition, form a cycle dominated by abstraction, but also reveal some of the contours of human figures, architectural structures, vegetation. In these narratives, the story that emerges as a fog creates an inclination of uncertainty, melancholy, calm reading about passing time, past, and present, which enters this mysterious world and its viewer into this contoured, mysterious world. The exhibition will be open until June 16th.
Exhibitors: Jurbarkas Regional Museum and public company “Gabrielė‘s Art Gallery”.
The press release was prepared according to the text of the curator of the exhibition by art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.
poster of Zita Virginija Tarasevičienė exhibition

From April 23, this year, the exhibition of photographers Dangirutė and Rimgaudas Maleckas “The Breakthrough of Photo-Graphics” will be held at the Foreign Office of the Republic of Lithuania (J. Tumo Vaižganto St. 2). This exhibition is dedicated to the centenary of Lithuanian statehood. The exhibition presents the latest works by the duet of the photographers created in recent years.
Photographer Rimgaudas Aleksandras Maleckas was born in 1934. He is one of the pioneers of modernist photography (photo-graphics) in Lithuania. In 1959 he graduated from Kaunas J. Gruodis Music School, and in 1982 he graduated from Vilnius University with a specialization of journalism. In 1963 he founded Kaunas Photoclub with other artists and for some time he was in charge. R. Maleckas is a member of Lithuanian Art Photographers’ Union Kaunas Branch. Currently he lives and creates in Palanga. R. A. Maleckas occupies an exclusive place in the context of Lithuanian photography. From the very beginning of his creative career, he chose an abstract modernist photography, in which abstract lines and shapes, white black play, help create metaphorical and multi-sensory imagery. R. A. Maleckas’s works were mostly influenced by the paintings of the great Western European artists P. Mondriano, P. Picasso, P. Klee at the beginning of the 20th century. E. A. Cukerman’s work, which inspired the photographer for abstract photographic expressions, forms of exploration, had the greatest influence on Lithuanian artists.
Dangirutė Ona Maleckienė, former resident of Kaunas, creates a similar technique. Her first works were published in 2007. In the weekly “Nemunas“, she illustrated the book by Kristijonas Donelaitis “The Year”, the books by journalist Kazys Požėra “Nubruktų dilgėlių žiponėlis” and “Georgian Ontology”. The couple of photographers have been participating in joint exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad for auctioning, publishing art albums. The works of the photographers are distinguished by stylistic and thematic variety: here we will find both landscapes and religious stories presented in abstract form and stylistics. They are dominated by signs and symbols that are evolving through duplicate imagery. Their photography creates, by means of visual language, existential philosophical insights, attempts to reconcile oppositions, seek spiritual reward. The composition of photographs is distinguished by completeness and harmony.
Most of the photographers works are called composites, they are in perfect shape, focusing on color contrasts, shadows, and texture play, all of which by creating endless harmony, a balance between reality and the global cosmic space. Both previous and current works by R. Maleckas are created without the use of any computer technology. Just in time, the artist discovered his own stylistics, which combined photography and art, it became his creative path.
In recent years, the photography exhibitions by Dangirutė and Rimgaudas Maleckas update the acquaintance with this fascinating, influential work of the founder of modern Lithuanian photography and his wife, while also allowing contemporary artistic experiments to be evaluated in the context of previous artistic discoveries.
The press release is based on the text of the exhibition curator Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.
Exhibition partner – Public Company “Gabrielė’s Art Gallery”. The exhibition will be open until July 1.
fragment from the exhibition poster

The photo exhibition “3“ of young photographer Indrė Bagdonė
On April 18 the opening ceremony of the photo exhibition “3“ of young photographer Indrė Bagdonė will be held at the Public Library of Vincas Kudirka at Kaunas City Municipality (address: Laisvės al., 57).
Young generation photographer Indrė Bagdonė was born in 1986, graduated from the media engineering studies at Kaunas University of Technology. In 2007, she started taking pictures. The first photographs were associated with the fields of Lithuania. Over time, the author began to increasingly capture the “invisible” beauty in every step, which is difficult to spot often in a rush, running. And photography is a good way to stop, see, feel and share.
When a young generation photographer Indrė Bagdonė created the autumn series, a more intimate acquaintance with photography took place on that day. Autumn photographs are created with a digital camera. The author caught a new wave of energy, along with a glimpse of the covered reflections. The first reflections are captured in the middle of the winter, in the middle of the forest, on a frozen stream of ice. In this way, a series of photographs “Ice” was born, later – a series of photographs “Pools”.
The author’s photo nickname “Capere Sensum” in Latin means “to catch the sense”. The photographer strives to convey the idea, the plot, to create a space for silent reflection, to tell moments of history. For example, photography series “Lagoon“, “Stones“ and “Yellow Water“ were captured in Juodkrantė in different seasons, but on the same waterfront, and tell different stories.
Indrė’s photographs have a deeper meaning and other emotions than the first look at them, giving them the name of the photo. It is not necessarily directly related to the depiction of the subject – it often broadens its perceptions considerably, spells about secret, frenzy, suggests a hint, as if giving the features of a photo novel.
The exhibition will be open until May 17. The organizers of the exhibition – Public Company “Gabrielė‘s Art Gallery“. The curator of the exhibition – Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.
fragment’s from Indrė Bagdonė exhibition

From April 16 at Kaunas Culture Center, the Nation’s House, there will be performances by painter Raminta Ardzevičienė “Colored Pools”. “Colored Pools” is a new cycle of paintings by Raminta Ardzevičienė (born in 1983). The author – graduated artist from Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts, participated in exhibitions since 2009.
In the “Colored Pools” exhibition, entertaining paintings with even more fun names (“Onka”, 2015). It’s like expressing personality emotions on canvas with a subtle surreal abstraction by telling stories pulled out of the depths of the subconscious, reality as if dreaming through deconstruction and re-putting into neat forms. Painting by R. Ardzevičienė is a “form of relaxation where one can be free, independent, real, with his own mood and thoughts that you are.”
R. Ardzevičienė, using surrealistic automatism, began to try to “turn off the mind and the logic, letting the forms and colors” to fall accidentally “without disturbing them, without attaching to the rules.” It’s like moving from a specific plot to abstraction and back. Her works – “It’s like subconscious puzzles merging and re-scattering, more state than specific thought” fixation. It is a colorful mood that moves into an abstract fairy tale without clear borders, without beginning and ending. The author is interested in the flow of a person’s subconscious mind, “what remains between words, between lines, is silenced and not told, the moment when the mind is muted, and only intuition or feeling remains, what is not tangible, inexhaustible, and not counted.”
Raminta Ardzevičienė reminds one of the most famous surrealist art contemporary artists Spanish painter Choano Miro (Joan Miró) works in the 20th century. The difference is only in the variety of colors and saturation and form densities. Her works, like Ch. Miro is saturated with the power of children’s expressions, and the naturalistic perception of space disappears in them. The artist develops an individual and immediately recognizable visual language, creating a world of freely expanding naive figures, plants and fairy tales. A smooth colored surface fills the entire crescent of small creatures, abstract and tangible shapes, sometimes forming recognizable objects. The shapes swell and bind each other, creating a vibrating storyline accurately and thoroughly (“Yellow City“, “Colored Pools“, “Forest“). In the paintings, the most important storytellers are bright colors, which rhythmically mix, creating anxious mood, joy, lightness and playfulness (“Beetle’s journey”, “Green”). Out of all the works displayed on the exhibition, the painting “My Neurons” (2017) stands out. In it, as if inspired by masters of abstract expressionism, the author expressively frames an emotional discharge, squeezing it directly onto the canvas…
Raminta Ardzevičienė‘s painting works – emotional and saturated with bright colors expressed in childhood purity, leaving the viewer an opportunity to tell an abstract fairy tale for herself. Just dare to fall in “colored pools.” The exhibition will be open until May 6. Exhibition partner – Kaunas Cultural Center “Nation’s House”.
The author of the text – art critic Vilma Valiukonienė
Fragment’s from Raminta Ardzevičienė exhibition

Exhibition of photographer Iridijus Švelnys and poet Nijolė Demereckaitė-Švelnienė “DUET”

On April 14, at 6:30 pm, the opening of exhibition “DUET” by photographer Iridijus Švelnys and poet Nijolė Demereckaitė-Švelnienė will take place at the Museum – House of Thunder (Aleksoto St. 6).
This exhibition is a creative duet of two different authors that is not set up, which is not intended for one another. It’s just the point of contact that the felling, work goes into a solid tandem, and strengthens one another, allowing them to achieve deeper emotional feelings of the soul. The authors travel on their own creative paths, they use special techniques, perceptions, and different human aspects of life. All this presents works transmitted through their inner experiences. A certain synthesis of creativity is formed, when the word complements the image and the image complements the word. While looking at and exploring the work, there is no need to consider whether photography was first created, and then the text, or vice versa … It can be assumed that both authors were looking for specific expressions.
The son’s photographs and the poems of the mother create a harmonious whole, speaking the image and the word about the world, the eternity of the moment, and the temporality, the present and the past. The relationship between the image and the word is constantly changing. The photograph becomes a symbolic illustration for the word, and the word supplements it – extends the image. Both photographs and poems create polysemantic dimensions, in which there is a bright emotion, a fixation of a survival moment, a mood flash. In verbal and visual miniatures, the outline of space and time, which defines a particular minimalized space, which combines the universality with which time is interrupted, becomes an integral part of yesterday and today, perhaps even tomorrow… The word and image return to constant values, calls to listen to the reference words, return home, at the source… So the photograph becomes a symbolic image: the doors of the abandoned homestead, the figures of a woman, and on the natural background, the shadow, the face. In poetry, the search for the word’s source, the minimalist flash of sensations.
The exhibition of creation work by N. Demereckaitė-Švelnienė and I. Švelnys and the meeting with authors, invites to travel to the world of photography and poetry, dialogue with art and self. Exhibition organisers „Gabrielegallery“.
The exhibition will be open until June 1.
Art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė

Fragment’s from the exhibition

Exhibition “Time Shadows of time” by Turkish artist Cetin Erokay
The opening ceremony of exhibition “The Time of Shadows” by well-known Turkish artist Cetin Erokay will take place at Lithuanian Education History Museum (Vytautas prospectus 52) on April 10, at 5 pm.
Cetin Erokay lives and creates in Izmir, Turkey. He graduated with a Master’s degree from the Faculty of Economics and Commerce at Ege University. He attended lectures of drawing at professors – prof. Dr. Musid Icmeli and Mahmut Dincer, since he has enjoyed the arts, he continued to improve his skills. Since 1985, the artist has participated in exhibitions, art fairs and auctions. He has experimented with various contemporary art techniques. From 1970 to 2005, he lectured on public relations at the Faculty of Journalism and Public Relations at Ege University. In 1982, Cetin Erokay created a poster for the IV International Izmir Film Festival. He is also a graphic designer. C. Erokay was awarded the main prize at the Selcuh YASAR Festival for painting. In 1998 his graphic paintings were evaluated at the International New York Festival. The work of the artist was published in the book “The Best Works of the World”. His works were also exhibited at personal and group exhibitions in Vijan, Rome, Lille, Beijing, New York, Tbilisi, Portugal, Turkey and Lithuania.
He is a member of the Euro-Asian World Organization EWN in Vijin and chairman of Turkish branch. In 2013, C. Erokay was invited to Kuwait as Turkish citizen of honor and was responsible for the exhibition of contemporary art designed for Arabic Art Conference. He is an honorary member of the International Association IAF ANIMA MUNDI. In 2015, he participated in the Association’s exhibitions in Lithuania and Georgia.
At the exhibition, Turkish artist Cetin Erokay presents geometrised works of contemporary graphic design. Purified colors, clear geometry of shapes create aesthetic images by which the artist expresses his own concept of the world. The artist’s works focus on the creation and purification of a line, form, and color. Black, gray, blue colors and their shades highlight the area of the window to the world of metaphor, very often the artist’s work, an emotional relationship with the signs of the time and shadows. The mark and color are the basis of C. Erokay’s visual language, his center of work, which the author is nurtured by decorative shapes and his favorite colors. Many Cetin Erokay works repetitive geometrical square the principle of changing the visual nuances, color combinations, but retained their characteristic rigor, repetitive and window niches in the environment, the world, and perhaps to your inner self motivation. The changing color of the lines shows emotional scrolling.
The exhibition is sponsored by Turkish Embassy, the exhibition is organized by the Association IAF ANIMA MUNDI and the Public institution “Gabrielegallery“.
The exhibition curator – Zita Vilutytė.
The exhibition art critic – Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.
Fragment’s from Cetin Erokay exhibition

Danguolė Brogienė‘s Personal Textile Exhibition “Colored Moments“
From February 28 the exhibition “Colored Moments“ by the well-known textile artist Danguolė Brogienė will work at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania (J. Tumas-Vaižgantas str. 2). The author lives and works in Vilnius, she is a member of Lithuanian Artists‘ Union. From 1973 to 1977, she studied at Stepas Žukas Technological University of Kaunas, where she became a textile artist. In 1977-1982 she studied the modeling of clothing at the Department of Textile at the Faculty of Applied Arts of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences. Since 1982, she has organized 80 exhibitions: participated in biennials, quadrennials, group exhibitions. Since 1982 she has been teaching at VDA, is a professor. Since 1990 – member of the textile section of Vilnius branch of Lithuanian Artists‘ Union. D. Brogienė has created over thirty works of art for architectural spaces and interiors. The artist organized six personal exhibitions, participated in more than forty group exhibitions. Since 2002, she has been awarded the status of Artistic Creator. She is a member of Lithuanian Artists‘ Union “WE ARE“.
D. Brogienė‘s textile works are distinguished by geometrically shaped forms, a rich colorist expression, and Lithuanian and Baltic folklore variety of characters and symbols. In her abstract textile compositions, the author captures the harmony of the world and its dynamics by combining color nuances and textual textures by experimenting in rigid forms, but through them as though they are integrating the mystery of the world and the continuous existential circle of time, its recurrence and change. The artistic composition of a frequent artist‘s work through closed geometric planes and spaces becomes extremely open to the world of vision and dialogue with its spectator, which opens up the secret of fullness and harmony.
Speaking about the links between her creativity and tradition and the specific textile technology of her work, Danguolė Brogienė states: “My textile works are created using the original technique of silk wrapping in the plane. The decorative compositions have a special silk-shining vibrations and are characterized by precision color modeling and color harmony. The composition changes dynamically from daylight, artificial light and from the chosen viewing angle. The creative method is based on the geometric abstractions, the symbolism of Baltic and the ornamentation of Lithuanian folklore. (…) Zigzag-stepped line that creates all my textile work, author‘s technique, drawing – there is a sign in both, form and symbolism“. Of course, in square, stepped line and other geometric shapes, the textile artist brings a multifaceted and versatile visual image of the world, a constantly changing, vibrant, yet consistent concept of its tradition“. The exhibition will be opened until June, the exhibition‘s partner – public company “Gabrielė‘s Art Gallery“.
Art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė
Fragment’s from Danguolė Brogienė exhibition

Textile artist Marijona Sinkevičienė‘s Tapestries Exhibition “Memory“
In Vilnius City Hall on the 6th of February, at 5 pm, the opening ceremony of textile exhibition “Memory“, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Lithuanian statehood, will be held by textile artist Marijona Sinkevičienė.
Marijona Sinkevičienė‘s works combine classical textiles and modernity. The works of the artist are quite diverse in their subject and textile technology. In Vilnius City Hall, M. Sinkevičienė presents Tapestries Exhibition “Memory“, which is associated with the signs of Lithuanian statehood, the tradition of national weaving, signs of sustainability of Lithuanian statehood, the 13th of January and other historical events of the state of Lithuania.
In the presentation of her exhibition, the author says: “The series of works displayed in the exhibition tells about the history of our nation, the events that Lithuania suffered: the 100th anniversary of the Lithuanian statehood, the Independence of the 13th of January, and others. The works reflect the historical memory of Lithuania as the document of our nation, which always reminds us that Freedom has its price flooded with the blood of heroes and seeks to convey the path and determination of the nation to preserve global values“.
The author of the tapestries presented at the exhibition on various occasions weaves the lines of Lithuanian anthem, song “Lithuania dear“, as if playing their fragments, appeals to the memory of each Lithuanian, memory of national identity and self-esteem. In other tapestries of the exhibition, M. Sinkevičienė improvises ornaments and colors of traditional folk writing, modernizes them, invites in contemporary textile language a dialogue about historical memory and its change.
Textile Marijona Sinkevičienė was born in Tauragė, lives and creates in Kaunas. In 1971 she has get a specialty of designing clothes in Stepas Žukas Applied Art Technique in Kaunas. In 1976-1982 she studied at Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts, acquired a textile specialty. She worked as a lecturer at Kaunas College, later became an assistant professor. Since 1987 M. Sinkevičienė is a member of Lithuanian Artists‘ Union. Belongs to the Textile Artists Group “We Are“. Participates in group exhibitions, organizes personal exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad. She also participates in plein-airs and creative workshops, implements textile projects. The works of M. Sinkevičienė have been acquired by Polish Gdynia, Krosno, Lithuanian Art Museum, National M. K. Čiurlionis Museum, Raseiniai Region Historical Museum. Textile works have been created at National Drama Theater of Kaunas (1986), the cycle of five tapestries “The Seasons of the Year“ (1987) has been created for the kindergarten-nursery in Ukraine Slavic. Exhibition of M. Sinkevičienė in Vilnius City Hall will be opened until February 28.
Art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė
Fragment from Marijona Sinkevičienė exhibition

Photographers Dangirutė and Rimgaudas Maleckas‘ exhibition “Photo-graphics That Does Not have Answers“
This year, from January 17, the photo exhibition “Photo-graphics That Does Not Imply Answers“ by photographers Dangirutė and Rimgaudas Maleckas is dedicated to the mention of the centenary of Lithuanian statehood in Jurbarkas Region Museum.
Photographer Rimgaudas Maleckas (born 1934) is one of the pioneers of modernist photography (photo-graphics) in Lithuania. In 1959 he graduated from Kaunas J. Gruodis Music School (directing), and in 1982 he received a VU journalist‘s specialty. In 1963, founded Kaunas Photoclub with other artists, he was the chairman for a long time. The photographer is also a member of Lithuanian Art Photographers‘ Union Kaunas Branch. The artist is currently living and creating in Palanga. For several years photographer Rimgaudas Maleckas, together with his wife Dangirutė Maleckienė, have been participating in exhibitions, auctions, and publishing art albums. Last year, a joint exhibition of artists‘ art was presented in Germany.
Former Kaunas‘s resident photographer Dangirutė Maleckienė creates a similar technique as her husband Rimgaudas Maleckas. The first works of Dangirutė Maleckienė were published in the press in 2007, in weekly “Nemunas“, she illustrated book “The Year“ by Kristijonas Donelaitis, Kazys Požėra‘s books “Nubruktų dilgėlių žiponėlis“ and “Georgian Anthology“.
The work of the photographers is distinguished by stylistic and thematic variety: from landscapes to religious stories, abstractions in which there are many signs and symbols, duplicate images that mark environmental contradictions. To the photographers‘ creation work there are inherent black-white play, unity of colors, lines of details, with the help of visual language, expresses existential philosophical insights, attempts to reconcile oppositions, seek spiritual balance. The composition of photographs is distinguished by completeness and harmony.
The exhibition‘s organizers – public company “Gabrielė‘s Art Gallery“, the exhibition‘s partner – gallery “Golden cut“. The exhibition will be opened until March 14.
The exhibition‘s curator – Gabrielė Kuizinaitė
Poster of Dangirutė and Rimgaudas Maleckai exhibition:

Textile artist Marijona Sinkevičienė‘s textile exhibition “Memory“
On January 17, in the III-th Palace of Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, at 12 pm, will be the opening ceremony of textile exhibition “Memory“, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Lithuanian statehood, it will be held by textile artist Marijona Sinkevičienė. The exhibition of M. Sinkevičienė will be opened in the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania until January 31. The guardian of the exhibition – the member of Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania – Arūnas Gelūnas. The exhibition‘s partner – “Gabrielė‘s Art Gallery“.
Marijona Sinkevičienė’s works combine classical textiles and modernity. The works of the artist are quite diverse in their subject and textile technology. In Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, M. Sinkevičienė presents the Tapestry Exhibition “Memory“, which is associated with the signs of Lithuanian statehood, the tradition of national weaving, signs of sustainability of Lithuanian statehood, the 13th of January and other historical events of the state of Lithuania.
In the presentation of her exhibition, the author says: “The cycle of works displayed in the exhibition tells about the history of our nation, the events that Lithuania suffered: the 100th anniversary of the Lithuanian statehood, the Independence of the 13th of January, and others. The works reflect the historical memory of Lithuania as the document of our nation, which always reminds us that Freedom has its price flooded with the blood of heroes and seeks to convey the path and determination of the nation to preserve global values“.
The author of the tapestries presented at the exhibition on various occasions weaves the lines of Lithuanian anthem, song “Lithuania dear“, as if playing their fragments, appeals to the memory of each Lithuanian, memory of national identity and self-esteem. In other tapestries of the exhibition, M. Sinkevičienė improvises ornaments and colors of traditional folk writing, modernizes them, invites in contemporary textile language a dialogue about historical memory and its change.
Textile artist Marijona Sinkevičienė was born in Tauragė, lives and creates in Kaunas. In 1971 she has get a specialty of designing clothes in Stepas Žukas Applied Art Technique in Kaunas. In 1976-1982 she studied at Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts, acquired a textile specialty. She worked as a lecturer at Kaunas College, later became an assistant professor. Since 1987 M. Sinkevičienė is a member of Lithuanian Artists’ Union. Belongs to the Textile Artists Group “We Are“. She participates in group exhibitions, organizes personal exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad. Also, the artist participates in plein-airs and creative workshops, implements textile projects. The works of M. Sinkevičienė have been acquired by Polish Gdynia, Krosno, Lithuanian Art Museum, National M. K. Čiurlionis Museum, Raseiniai Region Historical Museum. She has created textile works at National Drama Theater of Kaunas (1986), a series of five tapestries “The Seasons of the Year“ (1987) has been created for the kindergarten-nursery in Ukraine Slavic.
Fragments from the opening ceremony of the exhibition “Memory“ of textile artist Marijona Sinkevičienė at Seimas.
Art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė
Fragment’s from Marijona Sinkevičienė exhibition “Memory”

Harmony of contrasts in exhibition “Contrasts of Life“

In gallery “Ars et Mundus“ (A. Mapu str. 20) on January 5th, at 6 pm, will be the opening of photography exhibition “Contrasts of Life“ by photographers Iridijus Švelnys and Gabija Riaubaitė.
The photographer Iridijus Švelnys and student Gabija Riaubaitė, in a joint exhibition of photographs “Contrasts of Life“, are matched by a couple of contradictions. Some of the contrasts of life and photography are named by I. Švelnys, one of the authors of the exhibition. According to the photographer, the exhibition brings together a particularly wide and narrow, detailed look at the world. These different views of photography have both a direct expression and a metaphorical, philosophical meaning. In the exhibition we see the so-called “fish eye“ lens captured by natural images and macro photography diptyches. I. Švelnys looks at the wide-angle view of the landscape, and G. Riaubaitė creates almost abstract macro compositions. Such optical solutions at the exhibition also present different perspectives on life: “It is sometimes enough to look at the problem more extensively so that it disappears, and sometimes it needs to concentrate and survive. These attitudes in life, as two equally opposite poles […]. So let’s look at these two poles, see the world as never before and at the same time deeply. Let’s get through these poles and our everyday life will be more versatile and more beautiful “, – I. Švelnys offers to the exhibition‘s viewers.
Photographs can also be seen in the other contradictions of the authors themselves. Black and white photographs of I. Švelnys represent a long tradition of artistic photography, in which the contrast of bright and dark tones, the black and white photo graphic drawing of the lines and the rhythm of the daily environment allow you to look at another glance and turn it into an object of aesthetic pleasure. It is usual to regard such a photograph as a projection of a “masculine“ sight – thoughtful, precise compositions and a tendency to give them a philosophical, aggregated content was the most important creative principle of many famous modern photographers in Lithuania and the world. In the works of G. Riaubaitė, the accents are opposite: color photography is never so close to reality as a black and white image, and emphasizes its materiality. In addition, the abstractness of young photographer’s works relates not so much to rational compositions, but to the intuitive fixation of matter. The intuitive relationship with reality and the immediate experience of material reality in the world of contemporary art are associated with “feminine“ creation. The latter adds to her personal disability experience, which she brings to her advantage and exceptional creative position – to take a deep and original look at the smallest details of our world. In the metaphorical sense, it is also a careful observation of the inner world, the most authentic experiences, until they are already named words and acquired recognizable visual representations.

Photographer I. Švelnys has organized 23 personal photographic exhibitions, 3 exhibitions have been presented abroad. To student Gabija Riaubaitė is the third photo exhibition she is oranizing with I. Švelnys.
The exhibition will be open until January 18th. Exhibition partner – public institution “Gabrielė‘s Art Gallery“.
Press releases are provided in accordance with the information provided by “Gabrielė‘s Art Gallery“.

Fragment’s from Iridijus Švelnys and Gabija Riaubaitė exhibition photo’s by Aidas Augustis Penki Vėjai.

Leonora Kuisienė’s personal exhibition “Between dream and reality. Wolf’s Hour“
From the 20th of December, this year (on Wednesday), at Museum “House of Thunder“ (address: Aleksotas str. 6) has been working a personal exhibition of bookbinder Leonora Kuisienė “Between Dream and Reality. Wolf’s Hour“.
Bookbinder Leonora Kuisienė lives and works in Kaunas. She got acquainted with the artistic bookbinding during the studies of art pedagogy, studying the course of fine leather, plastic in 1998-1999. However, the deeper and closer form of bookbinding skills began to develop only ten years after graduation. It was influenced by a lively acquaintance in the United Kingdom with somewhat different bindings than those seen in Lithuania.
Since 2010 Leonora Kuisienė has been working in the field of artistic bookbinding. Since 2013 the artist have participated in the following group exhibitions: “Massive Hypnosis“ at festival “Stone of Devil“ (2013), Bookbinders Exhibition at Vilnius Books Fair (2014), Bookbinders Exhibition at International Applied Art Fair CraftVilnius (2016). In 2015 Leonora organized a personal exhibition “Doors“. The artist takes inspiration from reading books, listening to music, watching and communicating with people.
Wolf’s Hour – is the time between the end of the night and the dawn. It is the time when many people die. This is the time when most children are born. It’s the time when the sleep is deep and the dreams are the brightest. At that time suffering from insomnia person is frightened by fears and demons. It’s the time when the subconscious impulses that are obscured are freed and active, revealing to us our joy and sorrow, fears, expectations, passions, fantasies…
“Daytime experiences, informational luggage and their expression in dreams, intermingled into the single whole, is a metamorphosis of my, as an author’s, Wolf’s Hour, in which reality becomes dreams, and dreams become tangible, symbolically expressed, in reality. And the time between dream and reality is nothing more than a never-ending search for forms of expression, a creative process, an act“, – says the artist.
The main form of creative expression of the artist is the book-object and the book, in which the main thing is the fixation of thought, the process involving the viewer. The essence of the work (book) often consists of not traditional form of the object, not the opened book, but the very concept, idea, interpretation, experience. However, at the same time, the traditional material of the book, technology of leather covers processing remains the same. During the development of the new work, there are such stages of development as the raising of ideas, interest in previous works of similar subject, methodology, technologies, and all of this adaptation.
Thus, the fixation of thought and process, interfacing with traditional technologies and maintaining the development of the topic in book cycles at several levels, such as: philosophy, psychology, mythology, symbols, help to create an aesthetic, creative connection between the form of expression and the idea.
The exhibition will be opened till 5th of February.
The press release was prepared in accordance with the text of Leonora Kuisienė.
The organizers of the exhibition – „Perkūno namas muziejus“ and Public institution „Art gallery of Gabrielė“

Fragment’s from Leonora Kuisienė book’s exhibition photo by Deivis Slavinskas.

Painting and graphics exhibition “FROM THE HAND AND THE HEART“ of Gintaras Zubrys and Žydrūnas Šlajus

On December 13th, at 5 pm, in Kaunas State Philharmonic (address: E. Ožeškienė str 12) will be the opening of exhibition “From the hand and the heart“ of painter Gintaras Zubrys and graphic artist Žydrūnas Šlajus. The exhibition will be displayed till 2018 January 7th. To different art spheres representing authors show the works of various themes in the exhibition, however, they are connected by the precise performative technique of the works and the absorption to the created object, no matter, if it is the portrait of human, or the abstraction, or the still life. This exhibition perfectly reflects the mood of Christmas concentration and new inside discoveries.
Painter Gintaras Zubrys graduated Vilnius Art Academie‘s Painting department in 1996. He began to participate in exhibitions while he was still a student: in 1995 his works were chosen to prestigious “1995: Lithuanian art“ exhibition in Modern Art Center. Gintaras Zubrys has participated in 13 group exhibitions, has organized two personal exhibitions, currently, the artist‘s works are presented by “Park‘s gallery“ in Kaunas, by “AP“ gallery in Vilnius. Online “Saatchi“ gallery has selected the artist‘s works from thousands of their pieces exhibited artists there to special collection, presented in the rubric. His pieces have been bought by art fans in Holland and Switzerland. G. Zubrys exhibits still lifes and the optical illusion creating painting works. The author has been creating still lifes since 2014. Masterly painted dishes, draperies, glass provoke to touch the painting, however, the depiction of reality is relied on the idea, vividly painted still life, and it is totally distant from photo realistics, repeating and recreating the image, captured by the device. The works are laconic, of restrained coloring, they sink in Nordic dull light. In his abstract, based on the optical geometry pieces the painter concentrates to the unity of line, shape and color, the mood is created through the harmony of forms and colors, of contrast, of contradictions. Dimensional, precisely created works of the painter capture mode and mood. The names of works reflect that: “Exit“, “Communication“, “Pleasure“. In all painting, and in the still life, and in the optical pieces, to the artist is important the space, the visibility that influences emotions and senses.
Graphic artist Žydrūnas Šlajus graduated Vilnius Art Academie‘s Architecture and Design department, by getting the qualification of Applied Graphics, in 1996. He began to participate in art projects and exhibitions, performances while he was still in studying years. From the second course he has begun to participate in the exhibitions of graphics and photography. Later on, Ž. Šlajus started to create by using the techniques of graphite and linen carvings. Recently, he has been creating his pieces by using computer‘s technologies. In the exhibition Ž. Šlajus presents portraits that have been created by combined technique, there the artist is trying to concentrate on the portrait and on the highlighting of human face‘s features, posture and details. However, at the same time it is important to the artist to create the ironic relation through different contexts and controversy of different technologies. In Ž. Šlajus‘s works this relation is created by bringing in the advertising function performing poster‘s details to precisely created graphic piece, by highlighting the portrayed character through the detail which is expanded, transformed, exposed through the color. Playful relation, experimentation with contexts of pure art and popular culture are inherent to displayed works of Ž. Šlajus in the exhibition “Portrait of Girl“, “Portrait with Monocle“, “Portrait with Apple“, “Portrait with Glove“.
Art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė

Fragment’s from G. Zubrys and Ž. Šlajus exhibition. Photos by Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.

Painter Rita Rimšienė‘s exhibition of anniversary of painting pieces “Readings of Thoughts“

This year, on December 8th, at 4.30 pm, in Kaunas city museum‘s Lithuanian National music history department (address: L. Zamenhofas str 12), will be the opening of painter Rita Rimšienė‘s exhibition of anniversary of painting pieces “Readings of Thoughts“.
Rita Rimšienė lives and creates in Kaunas: she has graduated Kaunas Polytechnic Institute (currently – Kaunas University of Technology), has get the specialty of Chemical Technology, Engineer Technologist, and in 2002 she graduated faculty of Economics of the same university, became the master of Financial Management and Business Administration. She began to paint ten years ago. And the painting was inspired by the acquaintance of two famous painters and a gift from her husband – a collection of art supplies. This was the beginning of the coming to the world of art. Artists Vytautas Kusas and Antanas Obcarskas influenced the creation of the author’s creative path. Rita Rimšienė has organized 22 personal exhibitions, participated in 28 group exhibitions. In recent years she has been organizing creative plein-airs. The painter presents 30 new works that were created in 2017. All of them have the same name as “Readings of Thoughts”. The artist in abstract, large-format canvas reflects the thought‘s path, the freedom of thinking and thought: considers, feels, captures, embodies, “writes“ the thought in an artistic language, gives it a color and a form, presents different variations and describes emotions. The painter‘s artistic style from the very first exhibitions is characterized by the abstraction and the special colorful expression. In the previous personal exhibitions the author has presented cycles of painting works “Conversation“, “Pleasant memories“ and “Alluring rhythm“, and with her latest cycle author Rita Rimšienė invites the viewer for the improvised dialogue about the mysterious labyrinth of thought. The author‘s developed narrative consistently opens up the abstract theme of thought and idea. An emotional load, an additional context, which links the internal and external worlds, is very important in the works of this cycle. The works displayed in the exhibition are dominated by various colors (brown, blue, violet, red), there are searching, experimenting, highlighting parallels and contrasts. In the artistic composition of these paintings the meditative expression of a sequence, number, code, an attempt to look for the most intensive thought‘s visualization and diversity are extremely important. In the creation work of the artist dominates the space of abstraction, highlighting the emotional survival and improvising the appearance of thought and its path.
In the exhibition presented different coloring shades cycle of painting works “Readings of Thoughts“ consists of the solid story in which there are expressed abstract lines, abstract accents and symbols. Large-format canvas only highlight the decorative. The fragmented story creates not only an immediate mood, but also engages the viewer into the world of reflections, fantasies and emotional experiences.
The exhibition will be open until January 6th. The exhibition‘s organizers – public institution “Gabrielė‘s Art Gallery“, the exhibition‘s partner – Kaunas City Museum.
Art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė

Fragment’s from painter Rita Rimšienė exhibition

Julius Keleras exhibition “Nida – cards of silence“
From this year, November 30, at Vytautas Magnus University, faculty of Social Sciences (address: Jonava str 66), will be Julius Keleras exhibition of photographs “Nida – cards of silence“. The exhibition curator – Algė Varnaitė.
“To be in Nida, especially not in the summer, means to experience the silence that is inherent part of the nature, manifested in traditional culture, to Lithuanian. Here nature provokes the amazement firstly, both – to native and to stranger, as if fixes the holes of informative noise, experienced in the big cities.
There are a lot of silence, a lot of water and a lot of sky. About all of that is my exhibition“, – says the exhibition’s author J. Keleras.
Julius Keleras (born in 1961) – Lithuanian poet, photographer, writer to children, dramatist. He graduated the higher music school of Juozas Tallat-Kelpša, later – Vilnius University Philology facultie’s specialty of Lithuanian language and Literature. In 1992 at Illinois University (Chicago) he has been granted the master degree of Free Arts. He was working as an editor in Lithuanian film studio, as an assistant of Lithuanian literature department at Vilnius University, as an assistant of Illinois Universitie’s Slavic and Baltic department, as an editor and a translator in publishing office “Lumen/Logos“, as a chief editor of weekly newspaper “Worker“, published in New York by Franciscan Fathers. He has been a member of International PEN club since 1992, a member of Lithuanian Union of Writers – since 1999. Since 2005 – a member of Lithuanian Union of Photographers. He has published eighteen books. The poems were translated to the languages of Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Hungarian, Bulgarian, English, Swedish, Polish, Latvian, Georgian, Czech, Slovak, Italian, Maltese, Spanish, Japanese, they were published in periodicals and anthology of those countries. He is an active participant of International Poetry festivals. The plays are staged in Lithuania and outside of it.
The exhibition’s organizers: public institution “Gabrielė’s Art Gallery“. The exhibition’s partner – Kaunas Photo Club.
Fragment’s from Julius Keleras exhibition:

Iridijus Švelnys’s and Gabija Riaubaitė’s exhibition of photographs “Contrasts of Life“
In Kaunas Culture Center “Home of Nation“ (Vytautas str 79) in November 21, at 6 pm, will be photographer Iridijus Švelnys‘s and photographer Gabija Riaubaitė‘s photo-exhibition‘s “Contrasts of Life“ opening.
“Contrast of Life“ – black and white. Colored – uncolored. Wide – narrow. Young – elderly. These contrasts of sight decided to share photographs Gabija Riaubaitė and Iridijus Švelnys that created series of photographs “Contrast of Life“. In the photographs presented psychological and philosophical laws of life. Both – and wide, and narrow sights are equally important. This – like an eagle that is able to see very widely and very narrowly at the same time. In life we invoke both qualities, however, when we start to value one from them more, we don‘t notice something and we stray from the truth of life, we bog down. Sometimes it‘s enough to look to the problem more widely and it would dissapear immediately, and sometimes needs to concentrate at it and to experience it. These attitudes of life, like two equivalent opposite poles, presented in the photographs, are harmonious projections of sphere. So, let‘s look to these two poles, let‘s see the world like we‘ve never seen it, widely and at the same time deeply. Let yourself to wander between these poles, and our daily life will be more versatile and more beautiful.
Talking about the aspects of life, Iridijus Švelnys mentions, how widely and deeply needs to look to everything what is around us, he quotes the fragments from his book “The highest tolerance – the lightest mind theorem“: “How deeply will we be able to understand other, to understand his action, what does he say, what does he do? How will we be able to stand in his place and to look to all of it in different angle? All of that will let us be more tolerant. The more we will dive into that, the more we will be more tolerant. And don‘t forget, the highest tolerance – the lightest mind. It is said that The Highest Mind – only to God. So be more near him, even if you don‘t believe God (the fragment from I. Švelnys‘s book “In life everything is simple but not easy“). Let‘s think which space we may lack, which we‘ve been forgotten, and let‘s merge with the own harmony. A lot of things in our life we can change just now“.
Gabija Riaubaitė and photographer Iridijus Švelnys present all this philosophical idea through nature which we are governable for. All this series of photographs – a look to nature in different angle and different eyes at the same time, and widely, and deeply. Trees, petals, water, ice and other objects are presented in the different space – in sphere. Sphere – the most perfect and the most harmonious form, existed in nature. It – like infinity in which fits in most of all information. The photographs, created in such principle of sight, are circular shapes, that are harmonious sphere‘s projection in the plane. They open subtleties and secrets of nature, after we looked to the environment around us in especially deep sight, we can find even more different world – “Microcosm“. It can‘t be seen in the naked eye. That – microcosmic secrets of nature, “framed in the circle“, like tiny planets, exhilarated the life. What miracles are in it? In subconsciousness we understand the space in the angle of all 360 degrees, and also every its fragment – microscopically.
Photographer I. Švelnys lives and creates in Kaunas. He has organized 22 personal photo-exhibitions, 3 exhibitions were presented abroad. To student Gabija Riaubaitė – that is the second photo-exhibition which she organizes together with I. Švelnys.
The exhibition will be till December 21. The exhibition partner – public institution “Gabrielė‘s Art Gallery“.
The information for press was prepared by the text of photographer Iridijus Švelnys.

Fragment’s from Iridijus Švelnys and Gabija Riaubaitė exhibition

Painter Dalia Kirkutienė‘s exhibition “NOT ONLY BLACK WHITE“

From this year, November 7, in Kaunas citie’s museum, Lithuanian national music historie’s department (address: L. Zamenhofas street 12), will be painter Dalia Kirkutienė‘s personal exhibition “NOT ONLY BLACK WHITE“.
Currently, painter Dalia Kirkutienė lives and creates in Klaipėda. In 1977 she graduated Kulautuva‘s (Kaunas district) high school. In 1985 in Public art institute she get artist-technologist-textile worker‘s specialty.
Since 2004 she has organized personal exhibitions in Kaunas, Klaipėda, Plungė. Also, she participates in plein-airs with professional artists. Since 2010 D. Kirkutienė has been welcomed to Lithuanian Artists Union.
Painter Dalia Kirkutienė get in the squad of painters with her own bright style. Her painting is very decorative. The author gives searches of new genre with every new tide of pictures.
About her cycle of new works “NOT ONLY BLACK WHITE“ D. Kirkutienė tells: “My paintings, made of thousands of small squares, have become my style, momently recognizable. This summer, in the circumstances, I came back to molding technique, which I have mastered, by molding on the silk. The offer to create paintings for building Pacas Hotel in Vilnius gave me endless opportunities and freedom to try myself in totally different style. The canvas are big, there are many of them, there is no time to doubt. To these works need freedom and courage, needs wind. I was standing against big white canvas, by paying attention to colors and to water flow on its smooth surface… All thoughts have already been in my hands… Sometimes the mind watches from the side their movements, manipulating the flow of paints by suggested direction. I don‘t know, if that‘s it, or, if there‘re only feelings, that lay down all shapes, tones and semitones to the right places. I don‘t believe in coincidences… Behind each “coincidence“ – long way to that, what seems like a miracle. To that, what seems easily and simply, sometimes – maybe even too offhandedly… By this technique created works – full of miracles. You can find huge number of hidden figures, they‘re charming by the lightness, sometimes – the rough, as not everything would be said, there‘s left a place for every viewer‘s imagination… In this exhibition I present smaller works, that I painted, after I‘ve already finished the order. I can‘t stop… this process is so inspiring and enchanting…“ – painter Dalia Kirkutienė is telling.
The exhibition will be till December 6. The exhibition‘s organizers – public institution “Gabrielė‘s Art Gallery“. The exhibition‘s partner – “Kaunas citie‘s museum“.
The information for press was prepared by art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė
Fragment’s from Dalia Kirkutienė exhibition:

Painter Rūta Levulienė‘s exhibition “Landscapes“
From November 7th in Kaunas City Museum, Lithuanian national music historie‘s department, will be painter Rūta Levulienė‘s personal exhibition “Landscapes“. Painter Rūta Levulienė lives and creates in Kaunas. She actively participates in group exhibitions and organizes personal exhibitions. Since 2014 she has been participating in exhibitions. Such teachers as, famous painter Antanas Obcarskas, painter Violeta Juodzevičienė, artist Lukas Kalmogercovas, have had the influence to the author‘s creation work. The author is often inspired by nature, therefore, she presents the cycle of landscapes in this exhibition.
In the exhibition painter Rūta Levulienė presents the latest works from the cycle “Landscapes“: “Blue green landscape“, “After snow melts“, “Waiting“, “Landscape“, “Gardens of realizations“, “The walk by coast on windy day“, “Garden of poet“, “In the forest II“, “Blossom of Echinacea“ etc.
Rūta Levulienė‘s paintings stand out the aesthetics. In the latest pictures dominate shades of greenish, blue, yellow, red colors. In the paintings of the landscapes a lot of attention is paid to the rhythm of lines and to shapes. Dominates the narration of geometrical forms, which consists of different content and topics. In the landscapes of R. Levulienė often transformed motive of nature, becoming the abstract colorful nuance, form‘s allusion, is almost always connected with moods and experiences of the inside world. In the painter‘s latest series of landscapes dominates harmonious style of the paintings. The author‘s creation work stands out the subtle narration, the musicianship of shapes and lines, the rhythm.
There is the wide variety of themes in the exhibition: the theme of seasons, the topic of waiting, the theme of dreams and other important topics to the author. In the paintings dominates colorful mood, which tranfers to the abstract story about landscapes without clear limits, without beginning and without end. The exhibition will be till December 6th. The exhibition‘s organizers – public institution “Gabrielė‘s Art Gallery“. The exhibition‘s partner – “Kaunas City Museum“.
Art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė

On October 22, at 3 pm, in Babtynas-Žemaitkiemis manor will be photographer Iridijus Švelnys‘s 22nd exhibition-performance “Migraine“. In one creative space will merge photography, dance and music.
In the past year photographer Iridijus Švelnys has created several photographic cycles on various topics. In his creative work the author experiments not only with techniques but, also, with themes. He is searching for more attractive to the viewer versions of the photographie‘s exposure and its presentation. He creates interactive environments, by reaching to get closer to the viewer‘s soul.
In the works dominate triad: philosophy, photography and psychology. That – are inherent elements, on which basis the author gets into the soul‘s depths of existence, by revealing his own personality.
During the creative period of two years photographer Iridijus Švelnys has organized 22 exhibitions. 3 exhibitions have been organized in Germany and United Kingdom.
During performance “Migraine“ will dance professional modern dancers: Valerija Gnuševa, Greta Grinevičiūtė, Ana Novckaja, Greta Bernotaitė. For this “Migraine“ performance have been created special music tracks. Their creators: Rytis Verpečinskas ir Dainora Aleksaitė.
Based on real-life experience performance “Migraine“ has been created together with model Alvyda Andriekutė. Her inside experiences during Migraine attack have been captured and presented in different shots of the photographs. The energy of this experience flows from the work with endless outburst, by reaching the viewer unconditionally, it causes to him emotional and inside experiences, that are directed towards the touch of the personalitie‘s soul.
The photographer together with the model created performance “Migraine“ reveal not only about Migraine. They talk about the basis of this illness, as the wider aspect, about the diseases, against which can win the fight only that, who can become friends with it. This – is not only Migraine. This – is the illness of Fear, Anxiety, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Schizophrenia and other diseases, which come with the thunder and leave the emaciated being after the attack.
About that, what Migraine is, her reflections shares model Alvyda Andriekutė:
“Migraine – what is it? What is the kind of it? I wanted to capture it by the help of photography, to know more about my other side. I wouldn‘t get over that alone, I needed a person, who can get into the soul‘s depths, who can carry out that especially nicely and professionally to the visual aspect. I shared my thoughts and inside experiences with photographer I. Švelnys. We understood that, it‘s going to be a big psychological challenge to both of us – for me – to take pictures by feeling the pain, to Iridijus – to watch my agony“.
The exhibition of photographs will be presented in modern format. Larger than two meters size works will make You feel the transmited energy of the works. You will see psychedelic individual creative shows of four professional dancers, that have been created specially for this performance. The hovered smell in the air of the dancing and the transmited energy of the body will make dance Your souls together with us. You will hear specially for this performance made works of two creators of psychedelic music, that will let You to go to unexperienced emotion. We will give You the emotions, that You won‘t find in everyday life. We will give You the vision, where eight persons will give themselves to You.
We thank for the project‘s support to Žemaitkiemis Babtynas manor‘s host Mindaugas Šventoraitis.
The project partner – public institution “Gabrielė‘s Art Gallery“.
The information for the press has been made by the text of photographer Iridijus Švelnys and Alvyda Andriekutė.

Fragments from Iridijus Švelnys instaliation “Aspect of limitations and restrictions”

This year, on the 4th of October (on Wednesday), at 4 pm, in Kaunas city museum‘s City Hall department (address: City Hall 15) will be photographer Iridijus Švelnys‘s series of photographs “Aspect of limitations and restrictions“ interactive installation presentation.
In the last two years photographer Iridijus Švelnys has created some cycles of various themes photographs, the author has been experimenting with techniques, has been searching for more attractive photographic exposure to the viewer, versions of the photographie‘s presentation, also, he has been creating interactive environments, by reaching to come closer to the viewer‘s soul. During two years of creation work the author has organized 17 exhibitions, three of them have been organized in Germany and United Kingdom.
By creating this series and installation the photographer has done great work, which lasted the whole year. In the plot have been photographed more than 200 persons, have been created 7000 photographs of acts. Only the minor part will be presented in the interactive installation, in which each picture of big format will be put in the maze of limitations and restrictions. The installation‘s author and director I. Švelnys invites his own viewer to look deeper to your inside through the artwork, to realize, that we all have limitations and restrictions, to learn to determine the limit of these actions, to create the plan to overcome them and, finally, to let yourself to enjoy, to motivate yourself. How do You feel when You do something the first time? What blessing does visit You, when You overcome that? Do You remember that feeling? So, if you want to live by motivating yourself, overcome your own limitations and restrictions every day. Precisely about that speaks this series and installation. In the frequent work of the photographer there is especially important the composition of photography, psychology, philosophy, the certain triad. By his own works the author experiments, improvises, seeks to unite contradictions, creates unexpected and subtle visual metaphors, questions to the inside “I“. The first presentation of the installation was in Babtynas Žemaitkiemis manor this year, in summer, together with partners – photographer Inga Valiuvienė, lecturer Asta Mažeikienė, Cross The Line and Donatas Medzevičius (Medonas).
Iridijus Švelnys is philosophizing photographer, often not only explaining but, also, commenting his own works, inviting the audience for the dialogue. His installation “Aspect of limitations and restrictions“ the author presents and invites: “Come to look not to my works. Come to look to yourself, to your own soul, to your own limitations and restrictions. By wandering in the dark mazes and looking through the key holes to outlandish limitations and restrictions, you will find yourself. Come and realize the motive, why you have to do that as well“.
The information has been prepared by art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.

Fragments from Romualdas Požerskis exhibition “Mysteriuos Bangladesh”

Photographs exhibition of Romualdas Požerskis “Mysterious Bangladesh“

This year, on the 3rd of October, on Tuesday, at 4 pm, in Kaunas city museum‘s Lithuanian national music history department (address: L. Zamenhofas str 12) will be photographer Romualdas Požerskis‘s personal exhibition “Mysterious Bangladesh“ opening.
R. Požerskis lives and creates in Kaunas. The author‘s creation work, which includes more than four decades period, is especially various in thematic and stylistic meanings. The works of R. Požerskis have their bright place in Lithuanian photographie‘s history by the documentation of historical events, sensitive approach of social topics, subtle nuance of human character and relation with the environment. He is known and acknowledged creator in Lithuania and abroad. In 1990 the artist has been rewarded Lithuanian National premium, in 1994 he has been granted the honorary name of International artistic photography federation‘s (FIAP) photographer artist (AFIAP). Since 2011 the photographer has been teaching at Vytautas Magnus University, also, he is a professor of Modern Arts department.
Romualdas Požerskis tells, how he travelled around Bangladesh, what he saw during the travel and perpetuated in his photographs: “I was travelling in Bangladesh by specially scheduled route and I was taking pictures of working people. Here everyone is working from the dawn till the twilight. I was photographing people in bazaars, cargo ship port, ship repair workshops, leather factories, gravel mines, tileries of bricky products, waste collection points, Hindu-religious festival. I was visiting villages, where all residents from the dawn till the twilight work – dry rice, paint textile by bright colors or burn ceramics. I was taking pictures under difficult conditions the shabbiest families, living in shallops or slums near railway line – in Daka‘s slum. Tourist industry in Bangladesh has just started to develop, there are no money exchanges, you won‘t meet white people in the cities. Though, in Bangladesh there is the most fertile ground in the world, but it is one of the poorest countries in the world. Bangladesh – the densest populated country in the world and it is one of the most polluted countries. It is still undiscovered paradise of photographers. The territory of Bangladesh – like two Lithuanias, however, there are 50 times more residents“. The photographs of R. Požerskis especially accurately reflect his described particularity of the country. In the exhibition‘s works there are many objections and contrasts of Bangladesh, characteristic faces, fixation of immediate country and its residents lifestyle and mood, which is presented to the viewer by the photographer. The exhibition will work till November 5.
The exhibition organizer: public institution “Gabrielė‘s Art Gallery“. The exhibition partner – Kaunas city museum.
The information for press has been prepared by art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.

Fragments from Iridijus Švelnys exhibition at Žalgirio arena

Gallery “Golden section“ presents photographer Iridijus Švelnys‘s exhibition of interactive photographs “Lithuanian Old Towns“ in Kaunas Žalgiris arena

From this year, September 15, in Kaunas Žalgiris arena (address: King Mindaugas prospectus 50) will be photographer Iridijus Švelnys‘s exhibition of interactive photographs “Lithuanian Old Towns“. In the exhibition I. Švelnys is going to present ten large format photographs. This is – the interactive narration about Lithuanian Old Towns. In the large format photographs the author captures the spaces of Kaunas, Šiauliai, Kėdainiai, Klaipėda and Ukmergė Old Towns.
Iridijus Švelnys lives and creates in Kaunas. He studied radio electronics at Kaunas University of Technology, later he studied master of management at ISM. Since 2016 he has been collaborating with public institution “Gabrielė‘s Art Gallery“. Photographer Iridijus Švelnys has already organized 16 exhibitions, has been participating in group exhibitions and has been organizing personal exhibitions. He has already organized personal exhibitions in Lithuania, Germany and London. The main exhibitions of photographer I. Švelnys are these: in 2015 December in Babtynas manor of Žemaitkiemis was organized the first installation-exhibition “In life everything is simple but not easy“. Also, in 2016 March personal exhibition of photographs “In life everything is simple but not easy“ was organized in LR embassy in Berlin. In 2016 June-August in Historic Baron Munhausen Castle the first time was presented interactive series of photographs “Lithuanian Old Towns“. The theme of the biennial – “Photographic stories“ (the biennial‘s curators – art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė and artist Jūratė Sližytė). In 2016 the same photographic series was presented in National Kaunas Drama Theater. In 2017 February interactive series of photographs “Lithuanian Old Towns“ was presented in Lithuanian Education History museum. Also, in 2017 February series of photographs “Lithuanian Old Towns“ was presented in International London Art Fair “ART PARRALAX FAIR“, and in 2017 July the exhibition was presented in Foreign Office, in Vilnius. In 2017 July in Babtynas manor of Žemaitkiemis the photographer together with “Cross the Line“ presented installation-exhibition “Aspects of isolations“.
In the interactive photographs exhibition photographer Iridijus Švelnys presents these photographs in topic “Lithuanian Old Towns“: “Ladies and gentlemen“, “Neighbours“, “In the sight of the eye“, “Bird“, “Star“, “The neighbour“, “The mighty man“, “Bridges“, “Flight“, “Imprisoned“, “Gate of the hell“, “Duet“.
By taking pictures of Lithuanian Old Towns the author chooses an unexpected angle, by actualizing the moment of the unexpectedness, by using the unconventional “fish‘es eye“ photographic manner, he experiments the photography, by pressing it on the glass plates. I. Švelnys uses the language of symbols and metaphors to the resolution of the city. The philosophic and ironic city presentation‘s conception of I. Švelnys is presented in geometric circle shape, which allows to the viewer to see the image in the angle of 180 degrees. In the photographs there are important the fragmented architectonic details, that reveal through the symbols – roofs. Often the image of the city is framed to the symbol of broken star. In the photographs of I. Švelnys there are especially important the relation with nature and the connection of earth and universes of sky. In each photograph there are particularly important colorful nuances: blue, greenish, yellowish shades and colorings. In his creation work‘s presentations, in the openings of the exhibitions the author accents interesting triad in his photographs – photography, psychology and philosophy.
By talking about his creation work the photographer says: “ “Photography – is a visual measure to feel and to represent a conception ten times faster than it is written in letters. Philosophy – that is my aspiration. This is my ideal world, which I am chasing with my works, my actions, my challenges aiming the highest goals. Psychology – is the third component, which helps to feel an emotional feeling, to insert it to a current vision of the image.“
Iridjus Švelnys creates the unconventional photography, his created artistic narrative is combined and complemented by psychological and philosophical components, get distinctive environment seeing‘s aspect and psychological emotional experience, which is clear in his exhibitions and in his photographie‘s albums.
The exhibition‘s partner – public institution “Gabrielė‘s Art Gallery“.
The exhibition‘s curator – art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.

Fragments from Vytenis Sinkevičius exhibition

This year, on the 22nd of August, on Tuesday, at 5 pm, in Kaunas city museum, Lithuanian national music history department (address: L. Zamenhofas str 4), will be Vytenis Sinkevičius‘s personal exhibition “Modes“ opening.
The artist lives and creates in Kaunas. In 1989-1996 he was studying in Kaunas Art gymnasium, later, he continued his studies in Vilnius Art academy, Kaunas branch, in 2005 he get Sculpture bachelor’s diploma. In 1999-2001 he was studying English in London (Edgware Academy of Languages and Computer Science). After the studies he was working and living several years in London. In 2007 he studied in accordance with Erasmus students exchange program in Dublin (Dublin National College of Art and Design, Ireland, MFA fine art by research). In 2008 in Vilnius Art Academy he get sculpture and art master’s qualificative degree.
Vytenis Sinkevičius has been participating in the exhibitions in Lithuania since 1998, abroad – since 2008. In the latest exhibition the author presents the paintings, created since 1998. The themes and names of the paintings reflect and express different spiritual and emotional modes. The dominant genre of the exhibition‘s paintings is portraits, in which the artist creates psychological characteristic of the portrayed person. The portrait of the human like incarnates the dominant trait of the person character, his personality. So not by a chance, there are names of the paintings, displayed in the exhibition: “Will“ (1998), “Grief“ (1999), “Before the fight“ (1999), “Anger“, “Resistance“ (1999), “Waiting for“ (2004), “Melancholy“ (1999), “Psychological portrait of A. Warhol“ (2005).
Vytenis Sinkevičius explains the exhibition‘s idea, by saying: “The idea of the exhibition has come from personal searches for the meaning of life, various meditative practices and activity, which I do now – Chinese images medicine, astrological consultation, Chinese cigun meditative practices guiding, seminars of consciousness‘s education. The cycle of paintings has been created quite long time ago. It includes certain stages of my life. In the exhibition will be displayed several photographs too, which symbolize glamour my life stages to these days. Therefore, the exhibition‘s name “Modes“ messages the change. According to Eastern wisdom (Veda), the modes of human (for example, anger, fear) are like clothes, he/she wears. Everything depends on the choice of the human – which modes he chooses himself. To a person, who doesn‘t do meditative practices, it is difficult to keep positive modes, he is often muscled in by negative emotions. Medics identified psychosomatic connection between negative modes and human health condition a long time ago. We have to put efforts to keep positive modes in ourselves and in the environment.
The exhibition will be till August 30.
The exhibition‘s organizers – “Gabrielė‘s Art Gallery“.
The exhibition‘s partner – Kaunas city museum.
The information for the press was prepared by art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.

On the 29th of June, at 5 pm, in Kaunas city museum‘s Lithuanian national music history department (address: L. Zamenhofas str 12) will be painter Raminta Ardzevičienė‘s personal exhibition “Colorful puddles“ opening.
“Colorful puddles“ – is a new painting works cycle of Raminta Ardzevičienė ( was born in 1983). The author – is certificated artist, graduated Applied Graphic Arts specialty in Vilnius Art Academy, has been participating in exhibitions since 2009.
In exhibition “Colorful puddles“ there are presented funny pictures with even more funny names (for example, “Onka“, 2015). According to art critic Vilma Valiukonienė, it is like personality emotions‘ spilling on the canvas, by telling stories, pulled out from unconscious depths, in picky surrealistic abstraction way, by deconstructing and putting again reality, as a dream, to tidy forms. The painting to R. Ardzevičienė is “relaxation form, where You can be free, independent, real, with Your own mood and thoughts, just the way You are“.
R. Ardzevičienė, by taking advantage of surrealistic automation, paints by trying “to turn off mind and logic, by letting to forms and colors “to fall down accidentally“, by not limiting them, not tieing them to rules“. It is like a transition from concrete plot to abstraction and backwards. Her works – “they‘re like unconscious puzzles, merging and scattering again, they‘re more modes than concrete thought‘s fixation“. It is a colorful mood, which transfers to abstract fairy-tale without clear limits, without the beginning and without the end. The author is interested in the human‘s unconscious torrent, that “what stays between words, between lines, kept to oneself and untold, that moment, when the mind is hushed, and remains only intuition or feeling, that what is impalpable, unsubstantiated and incalculable“. The works of Raminta Ardzevičienė remind one of the most famous Surrealism art current‘s representatives Joan Miró – XX centurie‘s Spanish painter – works. The difference is only in variety of colors and in intensity, also, in thickness of forms. Her works, just like J. Miró, are impregnated of the power of childish expression, in them disappear the naturalistic perception of space. Improved individual and at once recognized language of images, the artist creates freely twinkling naive figures and fairy-tales creatures world. The entire cobweb of little creatures, abstract and tactile forms, sometimes becoming recognizable objects, fills in the smooth colorful surfaces. The forms wave and connect with each other, by creating thrilling plot, imparted exactly and accurately (“Yellow city“, Colorful puddles“, “Forest“). In the paintings the most important are tellers – bright puddles, which rhythmically mixing, by creating restless mood, joy, lightness and playfulness (“Beetle trip“, “Green“). From all displayed pieces in the exhibition stands out painting “My neurons“ (2017). In it, like the abstract expressionism‘s masters inspired, the author expressively frame emotional charge, by spilling it right on the canvas…
The painting works of Raminta Ardzevičienė – emotional and impregnated of childish purity, expressed by bright colors, leaving an opportunity to the viewer to tell the abstract fairy-tale to himself. Just to dare to wade in “colorful puddles“.
The exhibition in Lithuanian national music history museum will be till July 29.
The exhibition‘s organizers – “Gabrielė‘s Art Gallery“.
The exhibition‘s partner – Kaunas city museum.
The text‘s author – art critic Vilma Valiukonienė

This year, on the 28th of June (on Wednesday), at 5 pm, in Kaunas city museum‘s Lithuanian national music history department (address: L. Zamenhofas str 12) will be folk artist Nijolė Jurkuvienė‘s personal exhibition “Tree of Life“ opening.
N. Jurkuvienė works at National M. K. Čiurlionis art museum, at M. Žilinskas art gallery. From 1980 the author has been organizing personal exhibitions, she has organized about 70 personal exhibitions. Folk artist N. Jurkuvienė has organised exhibitions not only in Lithuania, but also in Germany, England and France. Her pictures have been get by collectors from foreign countries. From 1993 N. Jurkuvienė has been working in graphic arts and batik art sphere. In expressive pictures are connected folk art, graphic art views and batic art technologies. In the artist‘s works there are plenty of symbols, geometric forms, in the pieces nuances of colorful colouring are important. In her works the author remains loyal to Lithuanian traditions: she makes them more modern, connects different signs, gives a meaning by batic art technologies. In each work of the folk artist dominate different motives and topics. In the frequent piece dominates harmonious whole, connecting Baltic Lithuanian representation signs with motive of nature. N. Jurkuvienė‘s works themes, their content are based on these fundamental her creation work poles, artistic visual her works expression has been summarized at the maximum. In N. Jurkuvienė‘s creation work Kaunas citie‘s and religious subjects‘s themes become relevant.
Existential meanings of the depicted objects open through certain decorative details and symbols, that stylize folk ornament, spindle‘s Baltic symbols‘s motives. “Artist N. Jurkuvienė‘s Batic art characterizes genre landscape‘s self-portrait‘s, figurative compositions‘s elements. In the pictures‘s compositions you can see three tendencies. In one of them Lithuanian folk motives are the main individual piece‘s elements. In the second – bigger attention is paid to Lithuanian folk subjects – tree of life, spindle. However, these subjects are braided with sacral symbols – motives of crosses, angels, crucifix. In the third – the artist explores Christian subjects, she puts them into the clothe of folk motives – feminine and male origins, signs of Sun and other stars, water, fire, earth and arable, spaces connection, Universe‘s symbols. N. Jurkuvienė creates conditional image of the world, speaks by metaphors about such values as love, femininity, maternity, self-sacrifice, friendship, eternity, reminiscence“ (art critic Simona Lukėnienė).
N. Jurkuvienė‘s personal exhibition “Three of life“ will be opened till the 29th of July. Organiser of this exhibition is public institution “Art gallery of Gabrielė”, partner of this exhibition is “Kaunas city museum“.
Information for press was prepared by art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.

Hello, in Kaunas city museum, Lithuanian national music history department, on the 27th of June, at 5 pm, will be painter Antanas Andziulis‘s exhibition “Alternation“ opening.
“I was born in 1960 in Kaunas, learning in Kaunas J. Naujalis High Art School (now – Kaunas Art Gymnasium), in 1978-84 I was studying Painting in Vilnius Art institute“ – tells Antanas Andziulis.
“The first art lessons were in my family – my father was studying Painting in postwar period, my mother – textile. In Art school great teacher Algirdas Lukštas was teaching Painting, in Vilnius Art institute – professors Kostas Dereškevičius, Arvydas Šaltenis, Leopoldas Surgailis, Vladas Karatajus.
After the studies in the painting works I pictured real forms in real space. In 1993 they were replaced by expressive abstraction. Since 2010 has begun the period of geometric abstraction. I show the works of this period in the exhibition.
To myself in my painting there are very important two things: strong colorful intensity and space between the work and the name, dedicated to it, which can turn into the gate to the soul‘s journey“.
Antanas Andziulis

Hello, from June 5th, together with Kaunas cultural centre “Nation home“, we are realizing interdisciplinary art project “Hundreds feelings to Lithuania“. You can read more information: Interdisciplinary art exhibition HUNDREDS FEELINGS TO LITHUANIA, dedicated to Lithuanian Independence Commemoration century. Organize: Gabrielė‘s art gallery, Kaunas cultural centre “Nation home“. During the art project professional artists of various spheres have been invited to celebrate Countrie‘s century in their creation work – to create the story for Lithuania, which includes of individual visual narrations about Lithuanian statehood, their own relation with Lithuanian history or Lithuanian identity, about themselves in Lithuania, about It in themselves. From June 5th till October 8th creators are invited to give applications to participating in exhibition “Hundreds feelings to Lithuania“. Professional artists of various spheres (painters, graphic artists, photographers, sculptors, textile artists, watercolourists, media artists, members of interdisciplinary art…) can participate in the contest.
It has been formed the commission of professional artists and art critics (4 people) for works rating. From October 9th till November 8th it will choose the exhibition‘s participants and it will give nominations. The chosen artists will be informed by e-mail or phone. From November 16th in the website “Gabrielė‘s art gallery“ will be presented virtual participants works exhibition and it will be invited to share thoughts of the exhibition‘s theme. From 2018 February16th the exhibition will be exhibited in Kaunas cultural centre “Nation home“.
Next project‘s stage – exhibition‘s travel around Lithuania and Lithuanian communities abroad. In the exhibition can be various expression‘s measures and formats pieces, but in the travelling exhibition will be only the pieces that do not exceed 1m x 1m x 1m size. The piece could be created during 2007-2017. By the mail or WeTransfer sent informative piece‘s packet must be:
• Filled application form.
• Press quality piece‘s and its details photograph.
• Artist‘s photograph.
• Short author‘s CV (in Word format, not more than ½ page).
The application with CD must be sent by mail or WeTransfer program not later than 2017 October 8.
Address:
Interdisciplinary art exhibition “Hundreds feelings to Lithuania“. Kaunas cultural centre “Nation home“, Vytauto pr. 79, LT-44321 Kaunas.
More information:
Project‘s manager Gabrielė Kuizinaitė, e-mail address: gabrielegallery@gmail.com, phone number: +370 676 12745.
Project’s coordinator Agnietė Janušaitė-Vitkūnienė, e-mail address: a.vitkuniene@tautosnamai.lt, phone number: +370 612 15828.
Application form (send till 2017 October 8):
Name, surname
Year of birth
Address
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Contact phone number
E-mail address
Piece‘s title
Year of piece‘s creating
Measurements (height x width x depth)
Materials and technique
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This year, on March 22th, in Kaunas city museum, Lithuanian national music section, it was photographer Robertas Misiukonis’s exhibition “TO HER OR LIFE’S MAELSTROM“ opening.


Hello, in Kaunas city museum, Lithuanian national music history section (address: L. Zamenhofo 4), was painter Egidija Brinkytė’s exhibition “25th shot“.


From May 30th in Kaunas city museum, Lithuanian national music history section (address: L. Zamenhofo 4) runs artist Vida Korn’s photographs exhibition “Magic fountains“. The exhibition’s closure will be in June 22th, at 4 pm.
Vida Korn lives and creates in Kaunas. This photographs series has been created by travelling around Spain. The artist was watching and photographing fountains. Vida Korn has already organized four personal exhibitions on this topic. Since 2016 she has been collaborating with PI Gabrielė’s art gallery. The exhibition will run till June 24th. The exhibition’s organizers – PI Gabrielė’s art gallery, the exhibition’s partner – Kaunas city museum.
The information to press was prepared by exhibition’s tutor Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.

Fragment’s from ph. Remigijus Venckus exhibition:


Ph. photographer Remigijus Venckus’s personal photographs exhibition:
“Photo-fragments: diaries, sketches, notes“.
This year, on June 2nd, in Kaunas city museum, Lithuanian national music history section (address: L. Zamenhofo 12), at 2 pm, will be photographer, media artist, art critic, assoc. dr. Remigijus Venckus’s author lecture “Experimental photography“, and at 4 pm will be photographer assoc. dr. Remigijus Venckus’s personal photographs exhibition “Photo-fragments: diaries, sketches, notes“ opening.
Assoc. dr. Remigijus Venckus is well-known not only in media cultural and art researches sphere, but also, as actively creating experimental photographs art. In the author lecture it is introducing with photography creation’s direction, explaining why, how and what creates assoc. dr. R. Venckus, defining what his brave photography and computer technique experiments have mutual with language’s use and its perception, what are the modern experimental photographic tendencies, what artists reach for by experimenting technique and esthetic decisions. By sharing his experience assoc. dr. R. Venckus explores media, audits photography, experimental video-films, literature and language limits. He does as though permanent language’s invention. By watching carefully art world’s innovations, going deep into technologies and applying different expression’s measures, the creator obviously propagates post-photography tendencies and by his practical activity participates in visual turn. In the author lecture it is presented acts creation sphere, too. By shooting assoc. dr. R. Venckus explores man bodie’s sexuality limits, so he will introduce the attendance with five years creating cycle “I am Other“. In this cycle the author usually forms distinctive visual links to Biblical stories. This author lecture is dedicated to all minded modern audiovisual culture, creating photographic art, doing researches of art and culture, competing photographic events to cultural employees, art creators, collectors and sponsors, experimenting youth, teaching about audiovisual culture.
The exhibition curator Gabrielė Kuizinaitė notices: “The artist often travels to Berlin. During all travels assoc. dr. R. Venckus was interested in German capital’s museums and galleries exhibited art pieces, he was looking for himself in the travelling process. The latest exhibition is made of earlier created photographic series “Diaries places“, when the artist took the pictures by travelling around different lands: Krakow, Warsaw, Tatras and other. In “Berlin diary“ was dominated black and white, minimalist photography. The attention was paid not to technology, but to esthetic decision.
The exhibition will run till June 24th. The exhibition’s organizers – PI Gabrielė’s art gallery, the exhibition’s partner – Kaunas city museum, UAB Kazimieras Simonavičius’s university. More information: www.venckus.eu.
The exhibition’s tutor – art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.

Fragment’s from photographer Feliksas Kerpauskas exhibition:


On 8th of May, at 5 pm, in Kaunas cultural center “Home of Nation“ (Vytauto pr 79) will run photographer Feliksas Kerpauskas‘s exhibition opening, during which the author will present photographs series about stones and trees.
F. Kerpauskas was born in 1933 in Plungė district. He began to take pictures in 1954, became actively involved to the activity of Kaunas Photo Club. In 1987 he has been signed in Lithuanian Union of Photographers, he has been given the status of Art Creator. F. Kerpauskas has organized many personal exhibitions in Lithuania.
Landscapes are the closest to the photographer, though, he fixates Kaunas cultural life, creates portraits of his friends, too. F. Kerpauskas told, that he photographs because he wants to show to others the beauty around us. The most important to him – joy of sharing. The photographer looks philosophically to the nature and to the shooting object.
“Before I have started to shoot stones, I began to interest in spiritual world of the stones. I paid attention to that the stones overgrow nicely by lichens, moss, and it looks like they have burst into bloom. The first created series called “Flowering stones“. The stone has its own colors, face, texture. The stone has many allusions with human“, – F. Kerpauskas was telling.
The exhibition will run till June 4th.

Fragment’s from Asta Keraitienė exhibition

On 26th of April, at 5 pm, in Kaunas citie‘s museum, Lithuanian national music history department (L. Zamenhofo str 12), will run artist Asta Keraitienė‘s personal painting pieces exhibition “Mandala“ opening.
In the exhibition You will be able to get acquainted with the symbol of mandala and the meaning of mandala in modern human life. During the exhibition‘s opening will be playing the music, performed by archaic music instruments.
Young generation‘s painter Asta Keraitienė was born in 1971 in Panevėžys. The artist has found public institution “Center of Self-development“, where she organizes various painting and other practices to children and adults.
According to the artist, historians find shapes of Mandala in the oldest cultures and civilizations. Because of its universalitie‘s principle it is used for the construction of sacral buildings, symbols of gods, ornamentation, signs, etc. One of the most perfect and mostly noticeable shapes is Circle, Wheel or Sphere, which symbolizes unity, spirit, completeness, safety – permanent movement and creation work.
The exhibition will run in Lithuanian national music history museum till May 27th.
The exhibition‘s tutor – art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.

Fragment’s from Marius Abramavičius exhibition

On 25th of April, at 4 pm, in Kaunas citie’s museum, Lithuanian national music history department (L. Zamenhofo str 12), will run photographer, traveler and writer Marius Abramavičius‘s exhibition “Užupis: myths and reality“ opening.
Marius Abramavičius has been a member of Lithuanian Union of Photographers since 1998. In 2016 the artist published his third book “Iran – other side of Moon“. He constantly creates, organizes personal exhibitions and participates in mutual exhibitions of art and photography.
M. Abramavičius has created these cycles of photographs: “Reflections“, “Essential details“, “I am me, or the diary of Narcissus“, “Silver dreams always come true“, “Laughter“, “Games of vitreous beads“, “People are people“, “Double“, “Portraits of Užupis Photo Studio“, “Alive. Vilnius“, “Georgia is smiling“, “Užupis: myths and reality“.
Talking about the creation of series of photographs “Užupis: myths and reality“ the author tells: “Now looking to the land of my realizations, what can I transfer? I can only enjoy various human life style‘s expressions, all seasons, moods, situations and attractions. People are people. They adapt to changing time. But about that, it is a romance or film. Here it is only the exhibition of photographs, only the future, still created album of photographs, a book, little windows to reality. That is how I see, that is how I admire this world. Sometimes I go for a walk, caught by sun spark, intoxicating cherry blossom, sometimes – evening snowstorm of the snowflakes. And every time – to the obscurity, every time – by finding still something new. To me – Užupis is still alive source of discoveries, full of simple miracles, which You just have to learn to notice. Sometimes I just can‘t find strength to that, I walk with the same look by scaning the space, until something flashes suddenly. Color, thing, cat, door, sky, something, what knocks out from the traditional rhythm“.
The exhibition will run in Lithuanian national music history museum (L. Zamenhofo str 12) till May 27th.
The information for press was prepared by art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.

Fragments from Iridijus Švelnys exhibition photo’s by Kristina Valasevičienė

Photographer Iridijus Švelnys‘s photo exhibition “Graphic arts of the Trees“
In 2017, on the 18th of April (on Tuesday), at 6 pm, in Kaunas city museum‘s Lithuanian national music history department will run photographer Iridijus Švelnys‘s photo exhibition “Graphic arts of the Trees“ opening.
Iridijus Švelnys lives and creates in Kaunas. Currently he improves his photographic knowledge in New York Photography Institute. The author is interested in Photography more than twenty years. This year it is the fourth personal exhibition of the photographer, his creation work has already been presented in Germany and London.
In the latest exhibition Iridijus Švelnys presents artistic narration about trees. The exhibited pieces stand out modern photographic composition, unique image‘s “framing“ conception, individual style. By his pieces the author gives an opportunity not only to feel emotions, but also to realize the beauty of nature‘s greatness. Trees – the symbol of eternity and longevity. By presenting the image of tree through unexpected prism the author highlights variety of the forms of trees, by turning them into graphic images, in this way creating certain dialogue with his own viewer.
Talking about series “Graphic arts of the Trees“ creative process Iridijus Švelnys tells: “Photo series “Graphic arts of the Trees“ has been created by the help of “fish eye“ objective. The objective, which is viewing 180 degrees image, gives unusual view to the eyes, when our subconsciousness understands the image, and our conscious thinking says that it is impossible. Through the play of graphic lines to the emotions – that is the main creative aim“.
In his photographs the author seeks to give the feeling, when you are enclasped the tree, touched near it, laid down under it, when the tree becomes the intermediate between You and sky, lets you to feel unexperienced emotions, to get back piece and trust, to get to know yourself through the identical with nature, to find your own “I“.
The exhibition will run till May 13. The exhibition‘s organizer – PC “Gabrielė‘s art gallery“. The exhibition‘s partner – Kaunas city museum.
Art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė

Fragment’s from Edmundas Kartanas exhibition

Painter Edmundas Kartanas‘s personal exhibition “I will go out to smoke“
From April 10 in Kaunas cultural center “Home of Nation“ (Vytauto pr 79) runs painter Edmundas Kartanas second personal painting works exhibition “I will go out to smoke“ opening. The exhibition curator – artist Agnietė Janušaitė-Vitkūnienė.
Painter Edmundas Kartanas was born in 1973 in Šiauliai. Since 2003 he has been living and creating in Kaunas district, Vandžiogala. Exactly before one year ago in Kaunas cultural center “Home of Nation“ was the first exhibition of the author “Perspective“. The painter also actively participates in yearly mutual artists exhibitions: organized by Kaunas paintings gallery “One piece’s exhibition“, also, in group exhibition “Rebirth“ of artists group “Sphinx“. Currently collection of E. Kartanas paintings reach almost 50 pieces. Since 2016 the painter collaborates with “Gabrielė’s art gallery“. In the latest exhibition painter Edmundas Kartanas presents different abstract stylistics pieces, their names – “Three kings“, “Pilgrim of the Night“, “I and other I“, “Climbing the stairs“, “Farmstead“, “Lost“, “Looking for the Pure“, “Dancing butterflies“, “The story of one grassland“, “I will go out to smoke“ provokes a bit, but matches changing thematic content and form.
In the earlier works of E. Kartanas signs and symbols, experiences, encoded in them were important. In the latest works, presented in the exhibition, dominate many emotions, that inspires the author for bold line, stylized, bright colors and shapes of the things by his creating world. The nature’s motive is important in the artist’s creation work. In one of his works – the saturation of flowers blossoms become separate work’s composition center, in other – stylized fragments of greenery, seedling, blue sun, painted by minimalized, primitive manner.
Art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė

Frament’s from Rymantas Penkauskas exhibition


Photographer Rymantas Penkauskas’s personal photo exhibition “Sub Specie Aeternitatis“
This year, on the 16th of March (on Thursday), at 4 pm, in Kaunas cultural center “Home of Nation“ (Vytauto pr 79) was photographer Rymantas Penkauskas’s personal photo exhibition “Sub Specie Aeternitatis“ opening.
R. Penkauskas was born in 1953. He lives and creates in Kaunas. He has been given the status of Art Creator. The main sphere of his activity – artistic advert. The artist’s photographs are published in various publications. R. Penkauskas organizes personal artistic photography exhibitions, participates in group exhibitions, has been organized about 20 personal and group exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad. Rymantas Penkauskas’s photo exhibition “Sub Specie Aeternitatis“ stands out conceptual presentation and philosophical thinking. During the creative process the author has tried a few different kinds of photographic technologies, experimented, until the technique of silver bromides was chosen, it gave classical image of old photography to R. Penkauskas’s prints. In the photographer’s creation work the language of metaphors and symbols is important. R. Penkauskas’s photograph concentrates to the object, however, how it is seen, in which environment it exists, how the photographer succeeds to “catch“ it, this is the philosophical secret of frequent piece.
The exhibition will be till April 17.
The project is partly financed by Kaunas city municipality.

Photographer Robertas Misiukonis’s personal photo exhibition “TO HER OR THE MAELSTROM OF LIFE“

On the 22nd of March (on Wednesday), at 5 pm, in Kaunas city museum, Lithuanian national music history department (address: L. Zamenhofo str 12) will be photographer Robertas Misiukonis’s personal exhibition “TO HER OR THE MAELSTROM OF LIFE“ opening.
Photographer Robertas Misiukonis lives and creates in Kaunas. Since 1981 he has been a member of Lithuanian union of photographers.
This photography has been created by using one of the oldest cyanotyping technique, when a photograph is printed by hands. In 2016 summer photographer Robertas Misiukonis’s creation work was presented in Lithuanian photo-art biennial “Photographic stories“, the biennial’s tutors: art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė and artist Jūratė Sližytė (Leitzkau, Germany). In this photo series each photograph is different and has its own creation story. The photo series tells about two persons relations and daily routine to the exhibitions’s viewer. The artist creates by using, not only cyanotyping, but also pinhole and analogue techniques of photography.
The exhibition will be till April 22. The exhibition organizers – “Gabrielė’s art gallery“. The exhibition’s partner – Kaunas city museum.
The text was prepared by art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.

Fragments from Iridijus Švelnys and Irma Žaromskytė-Morkuckienė exhibition

Having no analogues, united photography, painting and music project “The point of contact“

This year, on the 21st of March, at 6 pm, in Kaunas city museum, Lithuanian national music history department (L. Zamenhofo str 12), will be united, having no analogues in Lithuania, project’s presentation. Photographer Iridijus Švelnys together with painter Irma Žaromskytė-Morkuckienė will present exhibition “The point of contact“. The exhibition’s theme reflects the relation between a person and an instrument. During the exhibition’s opening will be playing saxophonist Aleksandras Lakšmanas and will be singing Milda Gadliauskaitė.
The project’s main idea – to give different interpretation results of conception through the same point of contact – musical instrument. Photographer Iridijus Švelnys present new photo series “Contact with instrument“, and painter Irma Žaromskytė-Morkuckienė – painting cycle “Instruments“.
Iridijus Švelnys, who creates atypical photography, which speaks the language of metaphors and symbols, lives and creates in Kaunas.
Painter Irma Žaromskytė-Morkuckienė was born and grew up in Radviliškis district. Currently she lives and creates in Panevėžys. In the mutual exhibition she expresses her attitude to music.
Talking about painting and photography the authors tell: “Photography – painting. Painting – photography. The contact through one and same point – musical instrument and person. Two creators of different spheres talk the same language by choosing the same theme. According to the authors, musical instruments are Soulmates, exciting the viewer‘s inside by different sounds. This – particular interpretation of conscious, that lets to reveal to certain emotion or mode. In the piece it is felt the relation of soul and body in philosophical level. In the dark background photograph it is revealed the sound of person and instrument with mysterious environment around us“. Both artists choose the same theme but their artistic decisions are different.
The exhibition‘s organizers – “Gabrielė‘s art galley“, the exhibition‘s partner – Kaunas city museum. The exhibition will run till April 22.

Art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė


Photographer Eglė Ščerbinskaitė‘s personal photo exhibition “Life as a journey“

This year, on the 20th of March (on Monday), in Lithuanian Education History museum (address: Vytauto pr 52) will be photographer Eglė Ščerbinskaitė‘s personal photo exhibition “Life as a journey“ opening. In the exhibition‘s opening will participate the Ballet dancers: mother – Sandra Drodvilaitė Zienienė, daughter – Samanta Zieniūtė.
Photographer Eglė Ščerbinskaitė lives and creates in Kaunas. She often organizes personal photo exhibitions in Lithuania, also, she participates in group exhibitions abroad. In her creation work the artist pays a lot of attention to the photography of people and travels. She get her education in VDA Kaunas Art faculty, textile department. Later she was improving her knowledge remotely in “Photography institute“, in New York. Probably the education abroad helped to create her own and exclusive style to E. Ščerbinskaitė. Since 2016 the photographer has been collaborating with “Gabrielė‘s art gallery“.
In the exhibition photographer Eglė Ščerbinskaitė presents colored and uncolored photo series “Life as a journey“. The photo series has been created while traveling around Greece, Koso island. In the author‘s photographs the connection with the environment around characters is very important, in this way themes are born to new pieces as well. In E. Ščerbinskaitė‘s creation work the themes of human body and ballet are significant, exactly that reflects in this photo series. To the author especially important is the pictorial character‘s not only outside but, also, psychological beauty. Tones distribution of dark and light effects is very significant in the photograph‘s content.
The exhibition‘s organizers – “Gabrielė‘s art gallery“. The exhibition‘s partner – Lithuanian Education History museum.
Text was prepared by art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė


Painter Egidija Brinkytė‘s exhibition “25th shot“

Since this year, March 14th, in Kaunas city museum, Lithuanian national music history department (address: L. Zamenhofo str 4), runs painter of young generation Egidija Brinkytė‘s personal exhibition “25th shot“. The meeting with painter Egidija Brinkytė will be this year, April 12th, at 5 pm.
The painter lives and creates in Klaipėda. In 2015 in Šiauliai university she get painting master‘s degree, also, she was granted the status of Art Creator from LR Culture ministry. Painter E. Brinkytė organizes personal exhibitions, currently, she has been organized about 30 personal exhibitions. Also, she participates in group exhibitions – about 36 – in Lithuania and abroad.
This time the painter presents her paintings series “25th shot“. In the exhibition the author presents the paintings that were created in 2012-2016. Egidija Brinkytė has created cycles of the paintings in her painting collection: “Music of Angels“, “Burning of Tytuvėnai convent“, “Fragments of Zypliai manor“, “Homestead of Orvidai“, “Transformation“, and this time the painter presents the cycle of painting pieces “25th shot“.
“In the exhibition I present the paintings, created by minimalist manner. In the canvas dominate subtle tones and half-tones of the colors. In the paintings I reach to impart that, what we can see in space. The paintings drown everyone individually to the space, where things and silhouettes disappear, but everyone can see his own illusion. In the exhibition the paintings drown us to the hidden 25th shot, which we don‘t see but we feel that it exists“ – painter Egidija Brinkytė was telling.
The exhibition will run till April 15th. The exhibition‘s organizers – “Gabrielė‘s art gallery“, the exhibition‘s partner- Kaunas city museum.
Art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė


Painter Rita Rimšienė‘s personal exhibition of the painting works “Pleasant memories“

This year, on February 23, in Lithuanian Education History museum (address: Vytauto pr 52) will run painter Rita Rimšienė‘s personal exhibition of the painting works “Pleasant memories“. During the event performer of the author songs Ilona Papečkytė will be playing by guitar. During the exhibition‘s opening the attention will be paid to music, the music is applied to painter Rita Rimšienė‘s paintings. In this exhibition the painter will present her latest cycle of paintings, that are inspired by nature and changing seasons theme, when winter‘s stage is over and passes to awaken spring themes.
Painter Rita Rimšienė lives and creates in Kaunas. Since 2016 R. Rimšienė has been collaborating with “Gabrielė‘s art gallery“: http://www.gabrielegallery.eu/rita-rimsiene/. Last year the painter has released her creation work album, which represents this professional artist‘s ten years of creativity. Since 2008 R. Rimšienė has been organizing personal exhibitions and participating in group exhibitions with other professional artists in Lithuania and abroad.
In her exhibition painter R. Rimšienė presents these latest works, large format paintings, created by using the technique of canvas and oil (the paintings have been created in 2016-2017): “Grassland of Sun“, “Dance of Linden trees“, “Bloomy Rowans“, “Home of Nature“, “Evening“, “The Yellow Island“, “Salutes of Flowers“, “Morning in the Moss“, “Snowing“.
In the expressive works of painter R. Rimšienė dominate colors that are connected to the theme of seasons: yellow, green, blue. In the latest paintings of the painter dynamically reveals variety of the depicted world and the play of certain symbolic details in the abstract plane of the paintings.
The exhibition will run till March 20. The exhibition‘s organizers – “Gabrielė‘s art gallery“, the exhibition‘s partner – Lithuanian Education History museum.
The exhibition‘s tutor – Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.


Photographer Iridijus Švelnys‘s personal photo exhibition “Lithuanian Old Towns“

On 2017 January 11th (on Wednesday), at 5 pm, in Lithuanian Education History museum (Vytauto pr 52, Kaunas) will be photographer Iridijus Švelnys‘s personal photo exhibition “Lithuanian Old Towns“ opening.
Photographer Iridijus Švelnys lives and creates in Kaunas. Currently, he improves his knowledge remotely in Photography institute, in New York. The author has already been interested in photography twenty years. He was working by using different techniques and technologies: and analogue, and modern. Currently, the photographer creates by using digital technologies of photography. In the photographs of Iridijus Švelnys there are motives of nature, manors, old towns architecture fragments from all around the world. In the frequent photograph it is fixated the human too. The photo series “Lithuanian Old Towns“ was created in 2016. It has already been presented in Lithuanian Photo Art biennial “Photographic stories“ (biennial‘s tutors: art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė, artist Jūratė Sližytė) in Historical Barons Miunhausen family castle, in Germany, also, in National Kaunas Drama Theater.
The exhibition‘s organizers – “Gabrielė‘s art gallery“, the exhibition‘s partner – Lithuanian Education History museum. The exhibition will run till February 11th.
The exhibition‘s tutor – art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.


Photographer Kristina Valasevičienė‘s personal photo exhibition “Lightboxes“

In Kaunas city museum, M. and K. Petrauskas Lithuanian Music History department (address: K. Petrausko str 31), on November 8th, at 4 pm, will be photographer Kristina Valasevičienė‘s personal photo exhibition “Lightboxes“ opening.
Photographer Kristina Valasevičienė has been photographing ten years. Currently, she is the chairperson of Kaunas Photo Club. She has participated in many international photography contests in Lithuania and abroad.
Talking about this cycle of the photographs, the photographer tells: “Light and dark. Play of the opposites. Even when I was little, I liked to watch, how through the window shining light slinks on the floor, walls, surfaces of the things, by creating various patterns. Or brightly enlightened various objects it creates their doubles and like the existence of the parallel world. Without a light there isn‘t a shadow. Without the shadow we won‘t see, how bright is the light. One without the other unable, complementary each other two opposite poles. Together merging and creating various scripts, signs. They are everywhere, where is able to infiltrate even the slightest ray of the light – and on the magnificent buildings, and in the corner of the small room, and in the bright interiors, and in the glade of the forest. The scripts, that we can read as the book of the moment. Because the next moment will be already other signs, other scripts, other book. Just watch and read.“
The exhibition‘s organizers – “Gabrielė‘s art gallery“. The exhibition will run till December 23rd.
The exhibition‘s tutor – art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.


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Kristina Sereikaitė‘s photograph from series “Innocence“

Photographer Kristina Sereikaitė‘s personal exhibition “INNOCENCE“

From this year, October 25th, in National Kaunas Drama Theater Rūta‘s hall lobby (address: Laisvės al 71) will be young generation‘s photographer Kristina Sereikaitė‘s personal photo exhibition “Innocence“.
Kristina Sereikaitė lives and creates in Vilnius. In 2002-2005 she was studying in Vilnius Technologies and Design college. In 2007 she was studying Photography in National Photography school in Arli. Also, in Lithuanian Music and Theater Academy she graduated Video operator‘s studies program and get bachelor‘s (in 2010) and Cinematic master‘s degrees (in 2012). In 2015 she became a laureate of Photography contest “Moment of Gentleness“, dedicated to Robert Doisneau, which was organized by French cultural center. Since 2013 Kristina Sereikaitė has been a member of Lithuanian Union of Photographers and Lithuanian Union of Cinematic Operators. Since 2005 she has been participating in exhibitions. The photographer has already organized about 20 personal photo exhibitions in Lithuania, Finland, Denmark, France. Also, the author has participated in more than twenty group exhibitions in Lithuania, Canada, London, France, the USA and elsewhere.
In National Kaunas Drama Theater‘s space presented exhibition has been created by using non-traditional, modern photo technique, all photographs of the exhibition have been printed on metal plates. In Kristina Sereikaitė‘s creation work merge elements of Photography and Cinematographic Art. In her works the author doesn‘t aim to separate the sexuality. In these theatrical photographs the Woman‘s character has been incarnated by well known and famous actor Benas Šarka. Visual effects and mystified relation of the heroe with the environment and elements around him/her are very important.
The exhibition‘s organizers – “Gabrielė‘s art gallery“. The exhibition will run till November 20.
The exhibition‘s tutor – art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.


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Painter Rita Rimšienė‘s personal exhibition “Alluring Rhythm“

From this year, October 25th, in Anykščiai Cultural center will be painter Rita Rimšienė‘s personal exhibition “Alluring Rhythm“ opening. The author lives and creates in Kaunas. She has been participating in exhibitions since 2008. She has already organized 19 personal exhibitions, she has participated in 20 group exhibitions, also – in international plein-airs.
In painting exhibition “Alluring Rhythm“ the author presents these works: “Maelstrom of Passion“ (2016), “Oasis of Nature“ (2015), “The Swan‘s Path“ (2015), “Waiting“ (2013), “Mysticism“ (2015), “Autumn‘s Tricks“ (2016), “Explosion“ (2015), “Path of Fire“ (2015), “Alluring Rhythm“ (2016).
In the exhibition there is presented abstract painting works cycle, that concludes of solid narration, in which dominate colors and abstract lines, expression of abstract accents and signs. Through colorful combinations and contrasts, abstract stylistics the author develops her own sight of the world.
In the creation work of Rimšienė the themes of landscape, still life transform, become the reflection of life-long experience, the instant sign of commonness. In the author‘s paintings the attention is paid not to realistic but to abstractedly expressive dramatic world‘s expression of the artist. In large format canvas it is important the rhythm of touch, decorative line and, in some paintings, highlighted texture.
Art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė


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Rita Rimšienė, painting “Conversation“, canvas, oil, 80×140 cm, 2014.

Painter Rita Rimšienė‘s personal painting exhibition “Conversation“

From this year, October 10, in National Kaunas Drama Theater cafe (address: Laisvės al 71) will be painter Rita Rimšienė‘s personal exhibition “Conversation“. Painter Rita Rimšienė lives and creates in Kaunas. Since 2008 she has organized 18 personal exhibitions, also, she actively participates in group exhibitions. In chamber exhibition the author presents these works: “Mask“, “Conversation“, “Yellow-cheek“, “Pink dreams“ and others.
The exhibition‘s name is connected to one of exhibited paintings “Conversation“. It is like the invitation for dialogue, conversation, discussion. In the author‘s expressive abstraction dominate strong emotion and mood. In R. Rimšienė‘s painting there is frequent transformed motive of nature, which becomes abstract colorful nuance, form allusion. In the frequent name there are hidden different creation stories of the painting, the theme gets dynamic and acceleration in big format canvas.
The exhibition will run till November 30.
The exhibition‘s organizers – “Gabrielė‘s art gallery“.
The exhibition‘s tutor – art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.


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Alis Balbierius‘s personal photo exhibition “Ice Inclinations“

In Kaunas city museum, M. and K. Petrauskas Lithuanian Music History department, on October 11th (on Tuesday), at 4 pm, will be Alis Balbierius‘s personal photo exhibition “Ice Inclinations“ opening. During the exhibition‘s opening the author will read Haiku about winter, snow and ice, also, Marius Paulikas and Giedrius Balbierius will play glass cups, pieces of ice and the blown musical instruments.
The exhibition is partly financed by Lithuanian Cultural Council, the exhibition‘s organizers – “Gabrielė‘s art gallery“. The exhibition will run till November 3.
Alis Balbierius‘s exhibition “Ice Inclinations“ is presented by philosopher, essayist, writer, literary critic, doctor of Humanities, professor of Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences Jūratė Baranova.
Jūratė Baranova

ALIS BALBIERIUS‘S ICE INCLINATIONS

When a poet photographs, he inevitably creates the image, which can be interpreted literally. And because I am not a real specialist of Photography, I can try to sing the photographs of Balbierius half philosophically, half literally. Because I‘ve just finished my new book, I came to look the exhibition, and my first look was interested: maybe I will find something from the exhibition to my book‘s cover. But I realized right away, that this is a different meeting with photographs of Alis. Different experience. The first thought was sadness, maybe even fright: eschatological feeling. That how it will look our precious daily routine‘s things after the end of the world. And during the millenniums only apathetic to our fate stars will meditate these crumbs of the things, precious to us – the frozen inclinations – far from the empyrean. We could say, this exhibition – is the black period to Alis Balbierius. But there are different and various of them. Balbierius experiments.
And exactly that experiment gives a relief in the exhibition. It opens our relation with things, which usually we don‘t focus on in daily routine. Our attitude to the things is always instrumental: broken scissors annoys, because it doesn‘t let to cut something, stopped clock disorganizes, because we can be late. The things are always after us and for us: we are the most important. Balbierius flips this relation upside down. In this exhibition the things become the most important, that they were, they are, left without human, unnecessary and useless. Balbierius stops the cognition and makes to meditate. The more beautiful, the more scary, because all of the things leave frozen for centuries. They won‘t revive, won‘t come back. Finally, this is the exhibition about irreversibility of time, about loss, not only of the things.


In the National Kaunas Drama Theater cafe runs painter Jovita Glemžaitė-Matuzienė‘s personal exhibition “IN THE THOUGHT‘S CYCLE“. Jovita Glemžaitė-Matuzienė is the middle generation‘s painter. In 1977 she graduated from J. Naujalis Art School. In 1978-1984 she was studying in Vilnius Art Academy, get a specialty of painter-pedagogue. Currently the artist lives and creates in Kaunas. The painter works as an art teacher supervisor in A. Martinaitis Art school. Since 1992 she has been a member of Lithuanian artists union. Since 1988 she has been intensely participating in group exhibitions and she has been organizing author exhibitions. She has organized exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad – in the international exhibitions – Greece, Germany, Chicago.
In the chamber exhibition of Jovita Glemžaitė-Matuzienė‘s painting works there are presented abstract painting images, oriented to different themes. Each painting work‘s creation story is individual, connecting various colorings to fragmentary narration. The abstract exhibition‘s level is marked by the names of the exhibited pieces: “Moment“, “On the road“, “Archeology of Memory“, “Soldier“, “Iguana“, “Landscape to Soldier“, “Green Iguana“, “Shore“, triptych “Coast“. The painter, asked how the idea to call the exhibition “IN THE THOUGHT‘S CYCLE“ was born, says: “It is the endless cycle between life and death, it is the cycle between the beginning and the end“. According to the author, everything spins around in the life. Therefore, in her creation work the motive of circle, wheel, which marks commonness, inside abstract slides and inspirations, is not accidental. The author is inspired to her creation work by nature, by charismatic personalities, sometimes the creative ideas born after touched the past, looked through old albums of photographs.
The exhibition‘s organizers – “Gabrielė‘s art gallery“. The exhibition will run till October 10.
The exhibition‘s tutor – Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.

Iridijus Švelnys‘s photo-psycho-philosophic exhibition “Lithuanian Old Towns“
From September 1 in National Kaunas Drama Theater (address: Laisvės al 71), in Rūta‘s Hall Lobby, will be photographer Iridijus Švelnys‘s personal exhibition from series “Lithuanian Old Towns“.
In his creation work the author uses “eye of fish“ method in many works, therefore, the photographic view concentrates around the shape of circle, seeing the angle of 180 degrees. The author has been interested in Photography more than 20 years. He began to photograph by using ZENIT camera. He has been working by using different techniques and technologies. This photo cycle was printed by using one of the latest glass and acrylic technologies.
The photographer, asked how the idea to create this photo series about Lithuanian Old Towns was born, says: “The series was shooted by lying down on the pavement in many Lithuanian old towns. The idea to photograph in a different way the old towns of Lithuania, other countries has already come long time ago. By walking or riding we don‘t see all corners of the old towns and we don‘t stop to watch them from different angles. In various times of the day each corner of the old town changes not only its color, form, esthetics, but, also, in each angle appear tiny details, that we don‘t see or don‘t notice, by walking everyday. Let‘s try together with the author lie down on the pavement in the old town, and by looking to the sky feel the role of observer. And the role – You are a small ant in this world. You are alone, You are nothing. However, that beauty, which we see, has been made not by one ant but by million of ants. Let‘s experience the unfelt sensation, let‘s admit our fantasies to reality. Let‘s be different, and not only then when we are lying down on the pavement. In each photograph it is fixated the author, we can‘t see him, but we can feel, that he is there, it is simple.It is an atypical attitude to the creation of photography, when the author fixates not only visual, philosophical but, also, emotional, energetic aspect, that lets to empathize.
The exhibition’s organizers – “Gabrielė’s art gallery“. You can visit the exhibition before performances. The exhibition will run till October 20.

Fragments from photographer Iridijus Švelnys’s exhibition:

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Painter Kristina Čivilytė’s painting
In Kaunas city museum’s Lithuanian Music History department of M. and K. Petrauskas in 2016 September 6, at 5 pm, will be Kristina Čivilytė’s abstract painting works exhibition’s opening.
Although, it is the tenth personal exhibition of the artist, there are different themes, colorful discoveries too. The artist’s palette of the pieces consists of light and foggy but sometimes bright and autumn lush – expressive colors. Because of their abstract character the artist’s works tell a different story of the plot to every viewer. It is like an individual personal journey to inside impressions, memories, past’s mirages and future’s sand castles. The artist uses mixed and pure techniques: she paints by acrylic and oils. She wants to give to her works an additional expression through the texture – uses special putty. The artist paints according to her mood and current feelings, she relies on her own experience, impressions of the latest past, that she takes from the walk in a park or seafront’s beaches.
The exhibition will run till October 8. The exhibition’s organizers – “Gabrielė’s art gallery“.
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Oksana Judakova’s photograph from series “And own, and foreign land. Altai“.

Oksana Judakova’s personal photo exhibition “And own, and foreign land. Altai“.

This year, on August 2nd (on Tuesday), at 4 pm, in Kaunas city museum’s Lithuanian Music History department of M. and K. Petrauskas (address: K. Petrausko str 31) will be graphic artist Oksana Judakova’s photo exhibition “And own, and foreign land. Altai“ opening.

Oksana Judakova was born in 1972 in Altai. She grew up in Lithuania. In Tytuvėnai she graduated from the high school, studied applied graphics in Kaunas college, J. Vienožinskis art faculty, and in VDA, Kaunas art institute, where she get arts bachelor‘s degree. In 2003-2012 the artist was living in New York. A few years ago her family and she came back to live to Lithuania. Currently the graphic artist is a member of Lithuanian Union of Artists, lives and creates in Vepriai, Ukmergė‘s district. Although, Oksana Judakova creates graphic arts, also, in the latest years she exhibits photo exhibitions too.

In the exhibition Oksana Judakova presents the collection of photographs about Altai land. It is a photographic story, inspired by the familiar to her land’s beauty, based on the artist’s diarie’s narrations about Altai, where she was born, and the mysticism of mountains. The artist tells about this land: “ALTAI. Rare who has heard this name will ask again what and where is it. This land is known by travelers and lovers of mountains by its rich beauty of nature, history, authentic life style. It is known by deportees. It is known by the walkers through the spiritual path. It is widely known Altai’s medicated herbs, roots and honey power. Altai is own to me because I was born there. Altai is foreign. Because Lithuania and Altai are separated by a pile of money, visas, kilometres, geopolitical situations in the world and million tiny jobs, businesses and worries, in which we are drowned in our daily life“.
The exhibition will run till August 31.
The exhibition’s organizers – “Three villages“ and “Gabrielė’s art gallery“.
The exhibition’s tutor – art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.


Painter Violeta Rudinskaitė-Juodzevičienė’s personal exhibition “Yellow Sunday“

Tapytojos Violetos Rudinskaitės- Juodzevičienės personalinė paroda „Geltonas sekmadienis“

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From this year July 1st in Kaunas city museum’s Lithuanian Music History department of M. and K. Petrauskas (address: K. Petrausko str 31) will be living and creating in Kaunas painter Violeta Rudinskaitė-Juodzevičienė’s personal painting works exhibition “Yellow Sunday“.

Violeta Rudinskaitė-Juodzevičienė graduated from Kaunas J. Naujalis high school of arts in 1971. In 1977 she graduated from State art institute (current Vilnius art academy), where she get a specialty of painter. The artist has been participating in exhibitions since 1980. She has organized personal exhibitions in Lithuania, Germany, Switzerland, Poland. Also, she participates in group exhibitions, she is a participant of various plein airs. Since 1990 she has been a member of Lithuanian Union of Artists. The artist teaches in Kaunas A. Martinaitis Art School.

In the exhibition’s title painter V. Rudinskaitė-Juodzevičienė mentions Sunday not accidentally: the festival’s feeling in the pieces is created by bright coloring’s help, in many exhibition’s works dominates yellow color, unexpectedly expressive combinations of colors. In this exhibition the artist presents pieces created in 2007-2016. The exhibition’s works names update cyclicity of the nature and symbolism related to nature’s realities: “Autumn’s rain“ (2008), “Sun light“ (2012), “Signs I“ (2007), “Signs II“ (2008).

The exhibition will run till July 30.
The exhibition’s organizers – “Gabrielė’s art gallery“.
The exhibition’s tutor – art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.

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Fragments from painter Violeta Rudinskaitė’s exhibition. Pictures were taken by Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.


Painter Rūta Levulienė‘s personal painting works‘s exhibition

Personalinės Rūtos Levulienės tapybos darbų parodos plakatas

This year, on the 10th of June (on Friday), at 4 pm, in Kaunas city museum‘s M. and K. Petrauskas‘s Lithuanian music history department (address: K. Petrauskas str 31) will be painter Rūta Levulienė‘s personal painting works exhibition‘s opening.
Painter R. Levulienė has been organizing personal exhibitions and has been actively participating in group exhibitions since 2014. She has already organized 6 personal exhibitions and has already participated in 10 group exhibitions. To the author‘s creation work have had an influence painters such as famous painter Antanas Obcarskas, painter Violeta Juodzevičienė, artist Lukas Kalmogercovas.
Telling about what inspires her for creation, painter R. Levulienė says: “To my creation work constantly make an influence various experiences of life, nature‘s images, feelings. Not always I can express everything by words, but the inside constantly fills of various feelings and emotions, that I want to express. Then I try to impart various turns of the life and strong feelings by colors“ (“Several New Romuva‘s questions to the artist“, 25th page, New Romuva, 2015, No 3).
Created paintings of R. Levulienė stand out by informative content – they are like a message, which is wanted to give to the viewer. Her creation work is colorful and emotional – in the canvas of abstract paintings it is important to the artist to impart emotions, feelings and perceptions. Also, to the author it is important the painting process, when uneven geometrical shapes rhythmics is composed in the painting‘s space. In this way the artist R. Levulienė translates the story, which is expressed through colors from the painting. In the author‘s pieces it is very important not only symbols, but, also, metaphors‘s language. In one group of the paintings dominate abstract landscapes, in others – decorative and abstract images, that consist of different themes. The artistic narrative of each painting is enhanced by brightly red color, also, in almost each painting dominate blue, greenish, yellow and other colors. In the exhibition Rūta Levulienė presents these paintings: “Broadcast“, “Butterflies“, “Landscape of May“, “Twilight“, “In the Forest“, “Emptiness of the Heart“, “Decision“, “Process“, “Four Elements“ and other paintings.
The exhibition will run till June 30.
The exhibition‘s organizers – “Gabrielė‘s art gallery“. The exhibition‘s curator – art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.

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Painter Rūta Levulienė near her painting “Broadcast“, picture was taken by Antanas Untydi

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In National Kaunas Drama Theater‘s cafe – personal painting works‘s exhibition of Rūta Levulienė

From this year, May 10, in National Kaunas Drama Theater‘s cafe (address: Laisvė alley 71) has been running author Rūta Levulienė‘s painting works‘s exhibition.
In Rūta Levulienė‘s paintings, both in terms of titles and content, lies intrigue. The source of inspiration of the artist‘s creation work is nature, therefore, often in her paintings there are met abstract landscapes, there is revealed the inside world of feelings, and, also, it is important the relation with outside world. The paintings stand out esthetics: they are bright, expressive, a lot of attention is paid to abstract shape and variety, visual and artistic narrative from geometric broken and unbroken stories.
In National Kaunas Drama Theater‘s cafe R. Levulienė presents these paintings: “Blue green“, “Cry“, “Storks learn to fly“, “Improvisation of still life“, “Improvisation of still life II“, “Impression“, “Birthday“, “Overload“, “Landscape Burn“, “Oblivion“ etc.
The exhibition‘s organizers – “Gabrielė‘s art gallery“ and “Ruta Levu Art Gallery“.
Art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė

Fragments from Rūta Levulienė‘s exhibition


Modern photography exhibition “Daily life“

This year, on April 13, at 6 pm, in National Taras Schevchenko museum (address: Boulevard 12, Kiev) will open modern Lithuanian photography exhibition “Daily life“ (1963-2013). This exhibition – is one of the most important international project‘s between Lithuania and Ukraine “Lithuania-Ukraine. Cultural partnership 2016“ part.
In the exhibition there are presented different generations‘s famous photographers – Romualdas Požerskis, Algirdas Šeškus, Vitas Luckus, Arturas Valiauga, Mindaugas Kavaliauskas, Aleksandras Macijauskas, Donatas Stankevičius, Antanas Sutkus, Gintaras Česonis, Algimantas Kunčius, Romualdas Rakauskas – creation work.
This exhibition – is visual story of daily Lithuanian life, when in the horizon of last 50 years have happened still new and new things, topicalities, moods and tonalities. During this period have formed three generations of photographers. Each of the generations stands out its themes, distinctive manner, but, also, each generation has kept a desire to present the topicalities of their time. Every day happen different things. Our all life consists of daily routine‘s moments. In the daily life – everything is understandable, and for this reason it doesn‘t catch the eye, however, it still remains extremely important.
The exhibition‘s organizers: Taras Shevchenko National museum in Kiev, Kaunas department of Lithuanian union of photographers, Lithuanian cultural institute.


Photograph from series “Lithuania 1988-1993“

On the occasion of the 26th anniversary of the renewal of Lithuania independence in Foreign Office there is exhibited famous photographer Romualdas Požerskis‘s exhibition “Lithuania 1988-1993“, in which presented photographs reveal surprising courage and self-determination to live in freedom of thousands of Lithuanian people. The exhibition will run till April 29. If You want to attend the exhibition, please register by E-mail viesojidiplomatija@urm.lt.
2016 began by the 25th anniversary of the bloody January events, that recreated tragical events of the history, their personal testimonies. Romualdas Požerskis’s author exhibition “Lithuania 1988-1993“, that fixated painful and meaningful Lithuanian Statehood events, was presented in Small Lithuania history museum, in Klaipėda, also, abroad – in Lithuanian Republican embassy, in Warsaw, in Lithuanian permanent representatives European Union rooms, in Brussels, and in Lithuanian Republican embassy, in Russian Federation. In Moscow together with R. Požerskis’s photographs there are exhibited several pictures of Russian photographers, in which have been fixated rallies in Moscow, supporting Lithuania, during 1991 January events.
“The most dreadful was in 1991, January 12, 13. In the evening, when I turned on TV, it turned out that in Vilnius began the occupation of television. Without thinking I began to put my phototechnics to bag. I left my crying wife, little kids, I sat in my car and went to Vilnius. I spent three day in the Highest Council building. During that hours I hadn‘t had experienced nothing more worse in my life. I had to photograph injured bodies of young people. Later these photographs were included to 1991 January 13 file as justiciary documents“.
In 2003 R. Požerskis was preparing the exhibition in Germany about Lithuanian political events, this exhibition was dedicated to mention the decade of the Soviet Armie‘s withdrawal from Lithuania. The annotation to the exhibition was written by Restored Parliament‘s chairman professor Vytautas Landsbergis.
R. Požerskis‘s photographs, in which have been fixated the Movement‘s actions, were selected and exhibited in exhibition World Press Photo, in 1989 in Amsterdam, they were published in the exhibition‘s catalog too. The photographs of R. Požerskis were published in album The Gift of Vilnius, Public Affairs Council, in Chicago in 1991. The photographs of political events were published in the press of Switzerland, Italy, Czechoslovakia and other countries.
Information about the exhibition have been given by “Gabrielė‘s art gallery“.


Gvidas Latakas‘s painting works‘s exhibition “Dream of the Knight“

Since this year, April 4, in National Kaunas Drama Theater‘s cafe has been running Gvidas Latakas‘s painting works‘s exhibition “Dream of the Knight“.
Gvidas Latakas has been living and creating in Kaunas since 1998. He is not only a painter but, also, he is a jeweler, writes poems, has been published several books of poetry. Also, he works a pedagogical job in Kaunas national cultural center. Since 1997 he has been participating in exhibitions. The artist has earnt several awards for his arts and poetry.
In Gvidas Latakas‘s painting pieces there are hidden stories, that consist of images, situations, links, from the painter‘s relation with the environment around him, historical heritage. In this pieces‘s collection we can notice that in the artist‘s creation work the important themes and metaphors become the dreaming knight, the island of fishes, even – the hill of fishes. By talking about the painting pieces‘s cycle “Dream of the Knight“, Gvidas Latakas says: “those my works, canvas are like peculiar signs of the salvation, things of the happy person. They, constantly improving, recoloring, retelling, become peculiar testimonies, manic poors‘s bible, biblia pauperum, which tells stories by painted images for those who can‘t read“.

Gvidas Latakas "Šeima"
Gvidas Latakas “Family”

The exhibition‘s organizers – “Gabrielė‘s art gallery“.


Edmundas Kartanas painting works‘s exhibition “PERSPECTIVE“

This year, on March 22, at 6 pm, in Kaunas cultural center “Home of Nation“ (address: Vytautas pr 79) will be the first Edmundas Kartanas painting works‘s exhibition “PERSPECTIVE“.
Edmundas Kartanas was born in 1973 in Šiauliai. Since 2003 he was living in Kaunas, currently, he lives in Kaunas district, in Vandžiogala. E. Kartanas has been interested in painting and drawing since his childhood. Currently he actively participates in artistic and cultural life. The artist has already participated in group exhibitions: recently the author participated in yearly art‘s exhibition “Rebirth“, which was in Girstutis palace.
Exhibition “PERSPECTIVE“ – is the first personal exhibition of the painter. The story of painter E. Kartanas‘s interest in art is quite traditional. He has been interested in art since the childhood. First, E. Kartanas began to draw the portraits of familiar people, natural landscapes, later on, marine themes became close too. He has been interested a lot in Russian artists painting. After a little in the life of E. Kartanas a particular turn happened and a new perspective appeared. The author began to attend adults painting studio of famous painter abstract artist Antanas Obcarskas to get more acquaintance with the refinements of abstract and painting art. Being one of the active studio‘s members E. Kartanas chose the path of abstract painting. The artist expresses his various turns of his thinking and thoughts through touches, color and line, often the planes of touches become expressive, and between different coloring, broken lines and rhythmical shapes, it can be seen philosophical and existential thinkings, that are often encouraged by unconventional titles of the paintings, such as “Essential break“ or “Where are you“.
By sharing thoughts about the painting, Edmundas Kartanas says: “In the pieces I search and I want to show the perspective, which is not necessarily drawn through line, but it could be depicted through tone or color‘s change. Also, it is interesting that PERSPECTIVE has other meaning too – it is planning, vision of the future, perspective of the past, when it can be compared, where I was, who I am and where I‘m going“.
The information for press was prepared by art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.


Gintaras Jaronis‘s photo exhibition “Fragments. Journey to Yourself“

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On the 17th of March, at 6 pm, in Kaunas Artists‘s Home (address: V. Putvinskis str 56) will be opened Gintaras Jaronis‘s photo exhibition “Fragments. Journey to Yourself“. The journey – it is not only the change of geographic location, by moving physically from one place to another, but, also, it is the path to yourself: to memories, to the change of moods and states of mind; it is the road to the knowledge of subconsciousness images, which are often very unlike to the usual world of everyday life.
The most part of exhibited pieces consists of photographs from the travel around South France. This region is especially charming by its small towns, of which architecture has remained authentic and has been almost untouched by the modernization of XX century.
The author uses various ways of expression in his creation work. The tendency to innovations, the pursuit of artistic expression have brought him to the photography in the spectrum of infrared light. To achieve this aim it is used modified digital camera. By taking pictures of nature or urban views reveals different than usual visual content; expose the structure of images, graphic art; the photographs get fairy, often – mystical attributes.
Also, there are exhibited photographs from the series of creative pieces “Reflections“ in the exhibition. They are like painting etudes, performed by using the camera. In this series the images have been connected to the most unexpected combinations of colors and shapes by the surface of water, also – the reflections of port buildings and ships, that were at that time in the ports. In this series the images are often reduced to artistic abstraction, to colorful combination, which has just a few elements, or to level of graphic sign.
The exhibition runs from 2016 March 14 till April


Modern Lithuanian Metallic Artists’ works exhibition “Spuren“ (“Footprints“)

On the 15th of March in Berlin, Giedrė Bartelt‘s gallery “Trophy“, will be opened exhibition “Spuren“ (“Footprints“) of five modern Lithuanian metallic artists‘ works.
Modern Lithuanian metallic art and jewelry characterize conceptuality, subtlety, great knowledge of technique and craft. In exhibition “Spuren“, presented in Berlin, five different generations‘ authors show their works: laureate of 2013 Government‘s premium, one of the most famous Lithuanian metallic artists, Birutė Stulgaitė, her younger colleagues Šarūnė Vaitkutė, Eglė Čėjauskaitė-Gintalė, Vita Pukštaitė-Bružė and the youngest generation‘s author, studied in Lithuania, Netherlands and Iceland – Benas Staškauskas.
In exhibition “Spuren“ can be seen very different authors, using in their creation work both traditional jewelery materials – gold, silver, enamel, precious stones, and lava or concrete. Amber, which is important to Lithuanian culture, takes a meaningful place in the exhibition. It is especially presented by Birutė Stulgaitė, who, according to her, is able to understand “what amber wants“. In the exhibition are presented more than fifty latest works; most of the pieces were created specially for this exposition. That are fragile and subtle Vita Pukštaitė-Bružė‘s plants-pins from silver and enamel, aristocratic and restrained Šarūnė Vaitkutė‘s works, relying on Lithuanian tradition Eglė Čėjauskaitė-Gintalė‘s jewelry and by modern language talking, massive, extravagant Benas Staškauskas‘s works from lava, concrete and gold.
Not only every artist‘s hands but, also, the thought leave footprints in metal; that footprints make every piece unique. The exhibited pieces radiate respect for material, harmony of quality and idea; together they tell five different stories, that get the shapes of jewelry. Formica and silver, amber, lava and precious stones talk about the inspiration and quiet, flight, human and nature, and, of course, about Lithuania. In the works interlace past and present, artists‘ wish to tell about that, what it is the most important to them today, insolence and together respect for used materials. “XXI centurie‘s professional Lithuanian jewelry isn‘t especially provocative; it‘s not cruel, drastic or barbaric luxurious. It is gentle, restrained, perfunctory and ironic, both according to myself and to wearers. However, first of all, it is conceptual and original“, says the exhibition‘s curator Dr Jurgita Ludavičienė. In Berlin Lithuanian footprints of artists‘ thoughts and hands reveal panorama of modern Lithuanian metallic art: professional, spectacular and together subtle.
In the exhibition‘s opening will participate Šarūnė Vaitkutė and Dr Jurgita Ludavičienė.


The opening of exhibition “Spuren“ (“Footprints“) of five modern Lithuanian metallic artists‘ works will be on the 15th of March. The exhibition will be exhibited from March 15 till March 20 in Giedrė Bartelt‘s gallery “Trophy“, in Berlin, Wielandstr 31, 10629 Berlin-Charlottenburg, Phone: 0049/30/8852086, info@trofejas.com
The announcement for press was prepared according to the exhibition’s curator Dr Jurgita Ludavičienė’s text.


Iridijus Švelnys iš fotografijos serijos "Gyvenime viskas paprasta, bet nelengva"

Photographer Iridijus Švelnys’s personal exhibition “In life everything is simple but not easy“

This year, on the 9th of March, in Lithuanian Republican embassy, in Berlin, will be opened the first personal photo exhibition of photographer Iridijus Švelnys “In life everything is simple but not easy“ in Germany.
Some time ago it was published new book of photographer Iridijus Švelnys “In life everything is simple but not easy“, in which he presents unconventional point of watching, non-traditional sight of environment and world. In his creation work the artist connects photography, psychology, philosophy. In his photographs there are motives of nature, mansions, old towns architecture fragments from various countries of the world. In the artistic composition of photography the harmonious whole of uncoloured background play and concord becomes an especially important accent to him. Signs and symbolism are focussed in his cycles of photographs or in separate pieces.

The opening of exhibition “In life everything is simple but not easy“ was the 9th of March, at 6-8 pm, by attending photographer Iridijus Švelnys and the exhibition‘s curator Gabrielė Kuizinaitė. The exhibition will be exhibited from March 10 till April 17 in LR embassy, in Berlin, Charitestr. 9, 10117.

The announcement for press was prepared according to the exhibition’s curator Gabrielė Kuizinaitė’s text.

More information: http://www.gabrielegallery.eu/iridijus-svelnys/
The exhibition’s organizers: LR Culture attache in Germany, “Gabrielė’s Art Gallery“.
The project’s partners: Lithuanian culture institute, LR embassy in Germany.
The exhibition and the artist’s visit in Berlin are sponsored by LR Culture ministry.

Contacts: Dr Gabrielė Žaidytė. Position: LR culture attache in Germany. Address: Charitestr. 9, Berlin. Phone: +4930 89068128. E-mail: g.žaidyte@lrkm.lt


Fotomenininkės Kristinos Valasevičienės fotografija iš serijos "Šviesoraščiai"

Photographer Kristina Valasevičienė‘s chamber exhibition “Lightboxes“

Since this year, February 25 (on Thursday), in National Kaunas Drama Theater cafe will run photographer Kristina Valasevičienė‘s chamber photo exhibition “Lightboxes“.
Kristina Valasevičienė has been photographing already ten years. She has contributed to the foundation of Kaunas Photo club, currently, she is the club‘s president. Since 2010 she began to participate in mutual Kaunas Photo clubs exhibitions, and in KTU-PHOTO study members exhibitions the artist began – in 2010. In 2012 in Kaunas technology university it was organized the first author exhibition “Kaunas forts. Visions“. Later, the exhibition was presented in Kaunas artists house, in Klaipėda public library Art section, in J. and M. Šlapeliai museum, in Vilnius. Also, she has participated in some international photo contests in Lithuania and abroad. In 2014 her creation work was exhibited in international photographs‘ exhibition “The world through the eyes of the woman“, in Israel. In 2014 Kristina Valasevičienė became a finalist of Lithuanian photographers union contest “Debut“, among the winners several photographs from the cycle “Fragments of Time“ were exhibited in the mutual exhibition.
Talking about this cycle of photographs photographer Kristina Valasevičienė tells: “Light and dark. Play of the opposites. Even when I was little, I liked to watch, how through the window shining light slinks on the floor, walls, surfaces of the things, by creating various patterns. Or brightly enlightened various objects it creates their doubles and like the existence of the parallel world. Without a light there isn‘t a shadow. Without the shadow we won‘t see, how bright is the light. One without the other unable, complementary each other two opposite poles. Together merging and creating various scripts, signs. They are everywhere, where is able to infiltrate even the slightest ray of the light – and on the magnificent buildings, and in the corner of the small room, and in the bright interiors, and in the glade of the forest. The scripts, that we can read as the book of the moment. Because the next moment will be already other signs, other scripts, other book. Just watch and read.“
The exhibition‘s organizers – “Gabrielė‘s Art Gallery“. The exhibition is sponsored by Kaunas Photo Club. The exhibition will run till March 27.
Art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė


Since this year, February 1 (on Monday), in Business center “Vertas“ (address: Gynėjų str 16, Vilnius) will run author photographer Robertas Misiukonis‘s photo exhibition “TO HER or THE MAELSTROM OF LIFE“.
Robertas Misiukonis – a photographer of Kaunas city. In 1976 he set up KPI-PHOTO club. Since 1981 he has been a member of Lithuanian Union of Photographers; till 1984 he had been a Chairman of the Board, and since 1986 – Director of Club Art. From 1991 till 2014 the artist had been working as a director of KTU-PHOTO studio, since 2014 he has been working as a teacher of Photography in Kaunas Applied Art School and he is the project‘s curator of creative workshop UŽ RĖMŲ (BEHIND THE FRAMES). During the project‘s realization the photographer guides creative workshop, and in the meetings participate famous photographers and media artists. Photographer Robertas Misiukonis‘s creation work has many connections with directorial, presentations‘ photography, also, the artist creates by using the method of analogue photography.
In the exhibition photographer Robertas Misiukonis presents series of analogue photography “TO HER or THE MAELSTROM OF LIFE“. The photographs were created by using analogue photographie‘s technique, when photographs are printed by hands, they get blue shade. In each photograph the photographer depicts still another fragment, there is often depicted the portrait of woman, in some photographs there are images with an abstract from different details and photographic images‘ fragments. In the photographs there are very important details of human body: expressive face‘s lines, graceful bodie‘s forms. This photographer Robertas Misiukonis‘s photo series – like a diary from daily life fragments of two people.
The exhibition‘s organizers: “Gabrielė‘s Art Gallery“, Bussiness center “Vertas“ and Kaunas Applied Art School. The exhibition will run till February 29.
The exhibition‘s curator – art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.


We share photographs from photographer Iridijus Švelnys‘s exhibition “In life everything is simple but not easy“. The exhibition was 2016-01-15. Pictures were taken by Algimantas Žukauskas.
Moments of the exhibition‘s opening with photographer Iridijus Švelnys, Kaunas Photo Club‘s president Kristina Valasevičienė, Gabrielė Kuizinaitė, Gražina Pašakarnienė and others.

On the 15th of January, at 7 pm, in Kaunas cultural center “Home of Nation“ (address: Vytauto pr 79) will be the opening of photographer Iridijus Švelnys‘s interactive photo-psicho-philosophic exhibition “In life everything is simple but not easy“.
Photographer Iridijus Švelnys lives and creates in Kaunas. He studied radio electronics at Kaunas University of Technology, later he studied master of management at ISM. Two years he was learning drawing and painting at an artist Vytautas Laukys. I. Švelnys is a member of Kaunas Photo Club board. Currently he improves his knowledge of photography remotely in the institute of Photography, in New York. In his creative work the author almost in every photographic shot uses “the eye of fish“ method, accordingly, in his creative work a photographic image gets a round shape, seeing 180 degrees.
The author has already been interested in photography 20 years. He began to photograph using Zenit camera. He worked using different techniques and technologies: both analog and modern. Currently the photographer creates using digital technologies of photography.
Both in the published book of the photographer and in the exhibition presented photographs give a view point, a non-traditional sight of environment and world. The creative work of I. Švelnys is non-traditional in several aspects: he creates not only traditional photography, his created artistic narrative is connected with a psychological and philosophical component, and gets an original aspect of seeing the environment and a psychological emotional experience.
Talking about his creative work the photographer states: “Photography – is a visual measure to feel and to represent a conception ten times faster than it is written in letters. Philosophy – that is my aspiration. This is my ideal world, which I am chasing with my works, my actions, my challenges aiming the highest goals. Psychology – is the third component, which helps to feel an emotional feeling, to insert it to a current vision of the image.“
In the photographs of Iridijus Švelnys are motives of nature, mansions, old towns architecture fragments from all over the world. In the frequent photograph a portrait of human is fixed too. It could seem, that from accidentally met people, townscapes unexpected visions, the author creates an original emotional, psychological, philosophical and especially individual image of the world, human conception, that match philosophical names of many pictures: “Donor“, “Trap“, “Motel 55 E“, “Smile of companion“, “Swing“ and et al. The works of Iridijus Švelnys stand out from other pieces of Lithuanian photographers with modern photographic composition, unique esthetics of image “framing“, individual, interactive, catching the viewer story.
Visitors, came to the exhibition on the opening day, and registered on Facebook account by address: https://www.facebook.com/events/202162883451342 will get presents – photographer Iridijus Švelnys‘s book, published for the exhibition, “In life everything is simple but not easy“. Currently the photographer prepares for press his second photographic book, which will appear on spring. I. Švelnys‘s exhibition in “Home of Nation“ will run till February 29.
Art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė

 Iridijus Švelnys "Laisvės sūpuoklė 5"


Rūtos Levulienės tapybos darbas

In 2016, on the 9th of January, at 2 pm, in Kurhauz gallery of Birštonas will be the opening of united painting exhibition “Broadcasts“ of Kristina Čivilytė and Rūta Levulienė. At 3 pm in Kurhauz of Birštonas will be concert “Romantic piano“ (R. Zubovas and students of Vytautas Magnus Universitie‘s Music academy).

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This year, on November 6, in Kaunas center of various nations‘ cultures (address: St. Gertrūda street 58) was opened the exhibition of A. Obcarskas painting studio‘s members. In this exhibition a wide range of artists exhibit their works: Laimutis Brundza, Kristina Čivilytė, Irma Gūžienė, Vanda Kaminskienė, Raimondas Karčiauskas, Edmundas Kartanas, Daiva Kupstienė, Rūta Levulienė, Jolita Lubienė, Lina Morkūnaitė-Vilkelienė, Ugnius Motiejūnas, Dainora Ramanauskienė, Rita Rimšienė, Gintarė Šiaulienė, Raimonda Tamošiūnaitė and Aušra Žukauskienė.
For several years now, Antanas Obcarskas brings together people of different specialties in his studio, by teaching them the art of painting. During the session every member of the studio finds his own style. In the exhibition presented works of the artists by dominant painting themes and styles are divided to several groups: Vanda Kaminskienė, Ugnius Motiejūnas, Lina Morkūnaitė-Vilkelienė represent the pure abstract painting style, the expressive abstraction‘s stylistics dominates in Rūta Levulienė‘s works, the pure abstract pieces are also created by Jolita Lubienė, Dainora Ramanauskienė and Rita Rimšienė, the paintings of Edmundas Kartanas and Raimonda Tamošiūnaitė stand out the realistic and traditional painting style.

Painters Rūta Levulienė, Vanda Kaminskienė and Lina Morkūnaitė-Vilkelienė have already formed abstract painting stylistics, organize author exhibitions, actively participate in mutual exhibitions of professional artists, also – in symposiums, plein-airs. In the exhibition painter Vanda Kaminskienė presents painting “Journey of the Thought“ (2014): the artist puts the journey from geometrical figures of expressive coloring, in which the traveler losts the connection of time and space. In the work strong emotions and mood dominate, there is presented the detailed story, consisting of mosaic palette of colors.
Member of the group, painter Edmundas Kartanas invites to look around Vilnius‘s Old Town in his painting. In the exhibition the artist presents painting “Evening in the Old Town“. In the creation work of this artist dominates realistic Lithuanian painting style. He reveals the beauty, the landscape of nightly Vilnius‘s Old Town in his painting.
In the creation work of painter Lina Morkūnaitė-Vilkelienė it is very important the variety of themes. In the exhibition the artist presents painting “Glass of Fruit“ (2015). L. Morkūnaitė-Vilkelienė creates the abstract painting style. In her still life dominates bright coloring, remindful autumnal shades.
Painter Rūta Levulienė presents work “Manitra“ (2014). In the painting‘s plane, like in many pictures of the artist, dominates red color, however, this time, the artistic narrative of the painting‘s content is unlike: signs of black color create different geometrical forms. In the piece it is very important the language of signs and geometric details.
Member of the group, painter Ugnius Motiejūnas paints the similar stylistics. In the exhibition he presents piece “Nemajūnai“ (2014), created during the plein-air of Nemajūnai. Here dominates the artistic story about home: in the background of the home dominates the coloring of greenish, dark and blue colors.
Painters Dainora Ramanauskienė, Rita Rimšienė, Jolita Lubienė create expressive stories on the topics of fire, rain and breakthrough, in which planes‘s bases dominates the red color.
There is a wide variety of styles and themes in the exhibition: still lifes, home, road, landscape, portrait, path of fire, and the genre of abstract landscape becomes the main accent of the exhibition. It is commendable, that the artists paint together not only in their free time but, also, they organize the mutual exhibitions of the group members, presented their creation work. The exhibition will run till December 1.
The information was prepared by art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė


 ​ ​ Fotomenininko Rimgaudo Malecko darbas iš serijos "Fotografikos abstrakcijos".

Retrospective exhibition “Abstractions of Photographica“ of photographers duet Dangirutė Maleckienė and Rimgaudas Maleckas
This year, on November 4, on Wednesday, at 12 pm, in Kaunas city municipalitie‘s administrative rooms (address: Laisvė alley 96) will be the opening of retrospective exhibition of photographers duet Rimgaudas Maleckas and Dangirutė Maleckienė.
About the artists and the exhibition:
Photographer Rimgaudas Maleckas is one of the most important modernistic photographie’s (photographica’s) initiators in Lithuania. In 1959 he graduated Kaunas’s J. Gruodis Musical school (Directing), and in 1982 he get Journalist‘s specialty in VU. In 1963 he and other artists set up Kaunas‘s Photo Club, also, he had been leading to it as a chairman for a long time. The photographer is a member of Lithuanian Union of Photographers. For a long time, Rimgaudas Maleckas had been living and creating in Kaunas. Currently, he lives and creates in Palanga. The artist has been intensely participating in exhibitions and auctions since 1959. From 2008, by using similar technique and stylistics, from different activitie‘s sphere to the world of arts came the photographer‘s wife, watched her husband‘s creation work for a long time, currently – photographer Dangirutė Maleckienė. The works of these artists are quite various: landscapes, psychological portraits, directing photography, religious plots. In the pieces it is felt the influence of both, graphic arts and photographica. The photographers have published even two artistic books-albums, represented their creation work. In the works of the couple it is felt meaningful shapes whole harmony. The portraits of photographer Rimgaudas Maleckas are especially subtle, the author gives a big meaning to the artistic composition‘s details and unexpected expression of the shape. In all creative periods of the artists dominates solid whole of the works, in the photographs form and composition are especially important: lines, exposition of spots, effects of light, combinations of black and white colors, plane, symmetry and asymmetry, that are one of the most sophisticated artistic expression‘s measures. Currently, the photographers participate in project “Exchange program of Kaunas and foreign artists“, during the project was created film about the creation work of the photographers. The project‘s organizers: Kaunas citie‘s municipality, “Gabrielė‘s Art Gallery“; the project‘s sponsor – Kaunas citie‘s municipality. The exhibition was till December 4.
The exhibition‘s curator – art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė


From this year, November 19 (Thursday), in National Kaunas Drama Theater‘s cafe will be author (chamber) photographer Romualdas Kairys‘s exhibition “Still lifes“. Photographer Romualdas Kairys has been dreaming to become an artist since his childhood. The author began to photograph since he was 12 years old with camera of tape “Zenit“. The photographer belongs to Kaunas Photo Club. He actively participates in the club‘s artistic life, in mutual exhibitions, organized by the club. He photographs on various topics, however, currently, he pays the most attention on the theme of still lifes.
In the exhibition the photographer presents series of photographs “Still lifes“. This series consists of 20 photographs, each of them tells still another story in the themes of autumnal still lifes. Artistic composition of each photograph consists of different element, often reminding the time of autumn season: pumpkins of autumnal colors, objectives of antique cameras in retro style background, aged photos between autumnal leaves and photo albums. It is interesting that the presenting series of still lifes has a connection not only with photography, but also the allusions to painting strokes of the greenish coloring. The narrative‘s history of every artistic photograph is different, from various details and accents symbolizing autumn, the composition of photos is filled and aesthetically strong.
The author, presenting this exclusive photo series, allows to a viewer to look to the different world of still life, which is enriched with various details and color accents. The exhibition will be till this year, December 8. The exhibition‘s organizers – Kaunas Photo Club and “Gabrielė‘s Art Gallery“. Art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.


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From this year, November 2, in Business center “Vertas“ (address: Gynėjų street 16, Vilnius) will be opened the author painting works exhibition of painter Rūta Levulienė. Painter R. Levulienė actively participates in group exhibitions and organizes author exhibitions. To the author‘s creation work have had an influence teachers such as famous painter Antanas Obcarskas, painter Violeta Juodzevičienė, artist Lukas Kalmogercovas. The names of R. Levulienė paintings smell an intrigue – “Storks learn to fly“, “Impression“, “Mysterious“, “Process“, “Radix of 36“, “Whim“, etc. The nature often inspires the author, accordingly, there are often met abstract landscapes, it is revealed internal feelings world and relation with external world. The paintings stand out esthetician – they are bright, expressive, a lot of attention it is paid to abstraction shape and variety, visual and artistic narrative from geometric broken and unbroken stories. To the author it is important the painting process and uneven geometrical shapes rhythmics, which is composing in the painting‘s space. In this way in the artist‘s pieces the story is expressed through colors and shapes. The shapes and lines play between, keep the rhythm, sound, in some places decorated details complement the artistic plane. In the author‘s pieces it is very important not only symbols, but, also, metaphors language. In the paintings there are aplenty philosophical insights and metaphors, especially it is evident in paintings “Radix of 36“ and “Without a name“, “Whim“, etc. Some expressive paintings of the artist, such as “Whim“ and “Radix of 36“, have a considerable connection with graphic art. The creation work of the artist is versatile. In one group of the paintings dominates solid story, in the other group of the paintings dominates broken story. The artistic narrative is strengthened with brightly red color‘s colorings. In the pieces also dominate blue, greenish, black colors. The paintings of painter Rūta Levulienė stand out from other artists pieces an original artistic story, bright red color‘s rendering and play, masterful abstract painting manner‘s mastery and close connection with graphics. R. Levulienė, by using geometrical shapes story, creates distant and close, familiar and, in kind, unfamiliar world, which, by looking to the paintings, we differently create ourselves. The exhibition‘s organizers – “Gabrielė‘s Art Gallery“, Business center “Vertas“ and Rūta Levu art gallery. The exhibition‘s curator – art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.


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From July 31 till August 31 in Kaunas city museum‘s department, Lithuanian Music History museum of M. and K. Petrauskas (address: K. Petrauskas str 31), was the review of the retrospective exhibition‘s opening of photographers duet Rimgaudas Maleckas and Dangirutė Maleckienė and the films, representing creation work of the artists.
About the artists and the exhibition:
Photographer Rimgaudas Maleckas is one of the most important modernistic photographie’s (photographica’s) initiators in Lithuania. In 1959 he graduated Kaunas’s J. Gruodis Musical school (Directing), and in 1982 he get Journalist‘s specialty in VU. In 1963 he and other artists set up Kaunas‘s Photo Club, also, he had been leading to it as a chairman for a long time. The photographer is a member of Lithuanian Union of Photographers. For a long time, Rimgaudas Maleckas had been living and creating in Kaunas. Currently, he lives and creates in Palanga. The artist has been intensely participating in exhibitions and auctions since 1959. From 2008, by using similar technique and stylistics, from different activitie‘s sphere to the world of arts came the photographer‘s wife, watched her husband‘s creation work for a long time, currently – photographer Dangirutė Maleckienė. The works of these artists are quite various: landscapes, psychological portraits, directing photography, religious plots. In the pieces it is felt the influence of both, graphic arts and photographica. The photographers have published even two artistic books-albums, represented their creation work. In the works of the couple it is felt meaningful shapes whole harmony. The portraits of photographer Rimgaudas Maleckas are especially subtle, the author gives a big meaning to the artistic composition‘s details and unexpected expression of the shape. In all creative periods of the artists dominates solid whole of the works, in the photographs form and composition are especially important: lines, exposition of spots, effects of light, combinations of black and white colors, plane, symmetry and asymmetry, that are one of the most sophisticated artistic expression‘s measures. Currently, the photographers participate in project “Exchange program of Kaunas and foreign artists“, therefore, in the film, presenting their creation work, the representative text is given by English.
The project‘s organizers: Kaunas citie‘s museum, “Gabrielė‘s Art Gallery“; the project‘s sponsor – Kaunas citie‘s municipality.
The exhibition‘s curator – art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė

Jovitos Glemžaitės - Matuzienės paveikslas "Kelyje II"

Since 2015 June 25 (Thursday) in Vilnius, Business center “Vertas“ (address: Gynėjų str 16, Vilnius) was painter Jovita Glemžaitė-Matuzienė‘s author exhibition of her painting works.
Jovita Glemžaitė-Matuzienė – the middle generation painter. In 1977 she graduated from J. Naujalis Art school, in 1978-1984 she was studying in Vilnius Art institute (current VDA), and after she graduated from it, she get a specialty of painting pedagogue. Currently, the artist lives and creates in Kaunas, works as an art teacher supervisor in A. Martinaitis Art school. Since 1992 she has been a member of Lithuanian artists union. Since 1988 the artist has been intensely participating in group exhibitions and she has been organizing author exhibitions. She has organized exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad – Greece, the USA, Germany, Sweden.
In artist Jovita Glemžaitė-Matuzienė’s chamber exhibition of seven pieces are presented abstract fragments of the pictorial landscapes. Each one of them has not only different creation stories, but, also, different pictorial signs and strokes fragments. In the author‘s presented pictures dominate names such as “On the road“, “Coast“, “Black swan‘s charms“, there are couple landscapes from the cycle of pictures “Stories of Taujėnai manor“. To the creation work of Jovita Glemžaitė-Matuzienė a lot of influence have had nature, being in the envelopment of it, impressions of travels, old photographs, play of light and shadows. In all presented pictures dominate dynamic and expressive picture‘s composition, expressive bright colors strokes – yellow, blue and greenish. In the creation work of J. Glemžaitė-Matuzienė philosophical reflections are especially important, in each piece the artist dives to philosophical considerations and reflects eternity and temporary conception, which opens in the pictures by invoking chosen signs or fragments to the certain theme. In the pictures of J. Glemžaitė-Matuzienė it is very important a connection with graphic arts, it is especially evident in the pieces “On the road“ and “Voyageur“ (from French – “Voyager“). In frequent artist‘s piece it is met road and travel motive, in which, by using “Perpetum mobile“ concept, it is given a meaning the theme of the eternal movement during journeys through time.
The author exhibition of Jovita Glemžaitė-Matuzienė‘s painting works is organized by Business center “Vertas“ and “Gabrielė‘s Art Gallery“.
The exhibition‘s curator – art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė


Petro Vaičiulio fotografija „Tiltas per Nerį“. 2013 m.

From 2015 May 29 till July 31 in Kaunas city museum‘s Lithuanian Music History department of M. and K. Petrauskas (address: K. Petrauskas str 31) was photographer of Kaunas city Petras Vaičiulis‘s exhibition “Pictures of Kaunas“. This exhibition on the topic of Kaunas has not by a chance chosen to organize in one of the spaces of Kaunas citie‘s museum.
Petras Vaičiulis was born in 1955 in Žemaitija, in the village of Mikytai, Skuodas region. He was learning in Šačiai high school and he was studying in Vilnius technical school of the construction. The artist especially participates actively in the public and cultural life. He organizes the author exhibitions in various cities, photographs the moments of the cultural events. He is a member of Kaunas Žemaičiai cultural society, keeps close contacts with Kaunas Latvian club “Dauguva“, he has participated in “Atgaja“ monumental club life, in the activity of Lithuanian and Latvian unity society.
Photographer Petras Vaičiulis is the photographer not of people, not of things, but of the nature. In his pieces a genre of the landscape is often met. The artist is endlessly interested in that what we call the moments of commonness, which we not always notice by walking the different corners of Kaunas city. In the exhibition presented the artist‘s photographs created in 2013-2015. By photographing landscapes, Petras Vaičiulis often notices that, what others do not see: the sunset in Santaka, the early morning in Kaunas lagoon, the moments of various festivals in the centre of Kaunas city, it did not go unnoticed and various places of Kaunas old town. In the artist‘s photographs the relation with the environment, surrounding him, natural details and with captured passers-by is very important. In the artist‘s photographs through some often noticeable details open connections with the graphic art.
Photographer Petras Vaičiulis is active, restless, attentive, searching and having a distinctive creative style. The main creative credo of the photographer is – to find, to record that, what is beautiful, and to show that to others.
Currently, the artist participates in the Ist part of Kaunas‘s and foreign professional artists‘ exchange program. In this project will be presented the creation work of Kaunas‘s artists, too. The project‘s organizers: Kaunas city museum‘s Lithuanian Music department of M. and K. Petrauskas, “Gabrielė‘s Art Gallery“; the project‘s sponsor – Kaunas citie‘s municipality.


Medijų menininko doc. dr. Remigijaus Venckaus parodos plakatas.

On 2015 May 6 in Kaunas city museum‘s Lithuanian Music department of M. and K. Petrauskas (address: K. Petrauskas str 31) was author exhibition of media artist Assoc. Dr. Remigijus Venckus “Amnesia. Empty screens“.
R. Venckus was born in 1981 in Šiauliai district, village of Vijoliai. In 2004 in University of Šiauliai he graduated the specialty of graphic artist, in 2006 he get a master degree of art historian. In 2014 in Vilnius art academy he defended his doctorate of Art criticism on the topic “Jacques Derrida deconstruction application for video art research“. He has organized over twenty author exhibitions in Lithuania and several – abroad. Also, R. Venckus is known as media and art critic. Currently, R. Venckus is a director and an associate professor of Kazimieras Simonavičius Universitie‘s Institute of Creativity Society and Economics, an associate professor of Vytautas Magnus University.
In the exhibition the artist presents modern abstraction of the photography. In the photographs dominate planes of blue color, interconnected with shades of white or lighter blue colors. In the presented collection the author pays a lot of attention to the content. To emergence and creative realization of these pieces the work of John Cage “4’33“ (4 min 33 sec) have had an influence. By choosing the title of screens’ topic to the exhibition, the author seeks to give the certain encoded information to a viewer. An important accent becomes the narrated story – narrative, and, also, how it is presented. “The latest my pieces’ collection, called “Empty screens“, throws off the intention to mark something clear and special. This cycle – is the question about the presence of absence, the certainty of unreality, the plane of non-plane, the space of non-space, the experience of inexperience, the quilt of innocence“, – the artist was telling. The pieces‘ collection of the exhibition – is the play of the artist, during which abstract things are pictured, and in the same time there is nothing pictured, by leaving wide space to the viewer‘s interpretations.
Interesting coincidence: the same month Assoc. Dr. Remigijus Venckus‘s author exhibition “Intersecting lines. Berlin“ was running in LR Embassy in Berlin, Germany. Also, this exhibition of the artist is one of the main media days‘ events, runned this year in VMU, organized by co-operating with Vytautas Magnus University.
More information about the artist‘s creation work You can find in the artist‘s web page www.amnesia.venckus.eu.
The exhibition‘s organizers – Kaunas citie‘s museum and “Gabrielė‘s Art Gallery“. The exhibition‘s sponsor – “Dental care center“. The exhibition‘s partners – “Days of Media art“ and University of Kazimieras Simonavičius.
The exhibition‘s curator – art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė


Medijų menininko doc. dr. Remigijaus Venckaus parodos plakatas.

In 2015 April 21 in LR embassy in Germany runned author Assoc. Dr. Remigijus Venckus‘s photographic exhibition “Intersecting lines. Berlin“. Remigijus Venckus is not only a photographer but, also, he is a video artist, a creator of media art, therefore, photographic exhibition “Intersecting lines. Berlin“ will be added with his video works.
The artist has been often visiting Berlin, has been interested in art works, exhibited in the citie‘s museums and galleries. This exhibition has been composed from his earlier created photographic series “Places of diaries“ and essay collection “Diary of Berlin“. Mostly to the artist‘s works there is inherent uncolored, minimal shape. Later the photographer began to experiment with colors, and in the center of composition appeared human, probably, the fellow traveler, met during the journey. The artist‘s travel is a long process, during which the exploration of himself and environment, the relation with “other“ space and “other“ time, the continuity of time and space are important.
The message to the media was prepared according to the text of the exhibition‘s curator Gabrielė Kuizinaitė. More information about the artist‘s creation work: www.venckus.eu, www.amnesia.venckus.eu. Organizers: LR Cultural attache in Germany, “Gabrielė‘s Art Gallery“. The project‘s partners: Lithuanian Cultural Institute, University of Kazimieras Simonavičius. The exhibition and the visit of the artists in Berlin are sponsored by LR Cultural Ministry.


Fotomenininko Arūno Kulikausko fotografija
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From 2015 April 7 till May 5 in Kaunas city museum‘s department, Lithuanian Music museum of M. and K. Petrauskas (address: K. Petrauskas str 31), was running photographer Arūnas Kulikauskas‘s pinhole technique author photographic exhibition “Catching of Photons“. “Everything in the world is simple, until we complicate it“ (Arūnas Kulikauskas).
ARŪNAS KULIKAUSKAS was born in 1959 in Kaunas, Žaliakalnis. He graduated Art School of J. Naujalis, after that – Vilnius Art Institute at that time. After having worked in Lithuania, traveled many places, cities and mountains of Soviet Union, looked around both in Zapoliarni, and in Siberian, actively participated in cultural Lithuanian life and in Movement activity at that time, after Lithuania regained its independence, he went to live in New York. After long wanderings and looking around the world, also, various adventures, after 22 years he with his family came back to live in Lithuania. Arūnas Kulikauskas has organized several author photographic exhibitions, and has participated in many group exhibitions, various events around the world. His works are in various collections of museums, galleries and personal collections. His works and technique are presented in a few books, too. Last 15 years he has been working mostly with “Polaroid“ materials. The pieces in this exhibition were done by his own job made pinhole cameras on “polaroids“, that later were used as negatives – scanned, and then the photographs were being increased till wanted format and printed on traditional archival photographic paper. “The piece of light, called Photon, after seceded from Sun, flew over Space till Earth, lands on the thing and, after hit it, it arrives through my device‘s hole, by filtered of no glass, it leaves the footprint… In this way appear images, that You can see in this exhibition. By working in this way I understood that I work in the open space. No kidding“, – about the exclusive creative technique Arūnas Kulikauskas was talking.
About Arūnas Kulikauskas‘s author photographic exhibition “Catching of Photons“ You can read in the media: http://www.bernardinai.lt/straipsnis/2015-04-09-atidaryta-aruno-kulikausko-personaline-fotografiju-paroda-fotonu-gaudymas/129525#.


Fotomenininko Giedriaus Liago kūrinys iš serijos „Šiapus anapus“. 2006 m.

On 2015 February 4 in National Kaunas Drama Theater cafe was opened photographer Giedrius Liagas‘s chamber photographs‘ exhibition.
Giedrius Liagas lives and creates in Kaunas. In 1984-1988 he was attending photographic studio of Arūnas Kulikauskas, in 1988-1989 he was studying in Vilnius photographic school. He has been a member of Lithuanian Union of Art Photographers since 1989. Also, he was teaching Photography in Vilnius Art Academy, in Kaunas faculty, and Vytautas Magnus University. The artist has organized many author exhibitions in Poland, Latvian Photography Museum, Riga, England, Germany. There are works of G. Liagas in Lithuanian Photographers Union, Lithuanian Art Museum, Lithuanian Art Museum in Chicago, collections of Metropolitan Museum, also – in Tokyo. The main works‘ cycles of the author: “Experiment“ (1989), “The residents of Muitinė street“ (1990), “Album“ (1995), “Search of the mate“ (2005), “This side of the other side“ (2006) etc.
In this exhibition G. Liagas presented two small photographs‘ series: “This side of the other side“ and “The first year after the end of the world“. In photographs‘ series “This side of the other side“ there is expressed subtle relation with nature, in created marine abstraction show up the contours of ships. It could look that this frequent theme in art and photography should be presented traditionally, however, the author pictiorally “floats“ the image by creating symbolic picture full of color nuances. Colorfully nuanced emotion is associative in the mentioned cycle, transitive from natural photographic image to symbolized image of the world. In the cycle “The first year after the End of the World“ also the specifics (figure, its part) becomes the part of photographic composition, not the specifics, but the shape becomes basis of frequent photograph.
Photographer Giedrius Liagas belongs to the direction of Postmodernism. In the creation work of the artist shape and content are important.
You can see the exhibition of G. Liagas before the performances.
Art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė


Egidijos Brinkytės paveikslas „Angelo plazdėjimas“. 90 X 90, drobė, akrilas, 2014 m.

From 2015 February 8 in the conference hall of Kaunas’s Church of the Resurrection of Christ during event “Dialogue, Word and Color“, after actress, director Birutė Mar’s program, was artist Egidija Brinkytė’s author exhibition “Music of Angels“ opening.
Painter Egidija Brinkytė was born, raised and studied in the Coastal (Šilalė‘s district). In 2001-2004 in Kaunas college she graduated from J. Vienožinskis arts study center, the specialty of easel painting artworks restoration and conservation. In 2004-2006 in Šiauliai university, faculty of Arts, she graduated from the specialty of art and design, also, she acquired art pedagogical qualification. In 2015 in Šiauliai university she get Master‘s degree in painting.
About her interest in religious themes the author said: “The topic of Angels left to me during plein-air “Anykščiai – city of Angels“, which was organized by museum of Angels last year. In my pictures I portray the angels as creatures, having a personality, as ghosts, and as mystical creatures. Each of us differently imagine, dream or even see the angels. In this exhibition You can see what angels I see, how by colors and lines the angels create their music and dance to You. I think, everyone will find familiar angel to them in this exhibition“.
Information of the organizers


Vilijos Kailiūtės fotografijų parodos fragmentas.

Photographer Vilija Kailiūtė came to Photography from Applied sciences. Her knowledge with Photography art began a good decade ago. In 1993 in Lithuanian Photographers Union she attended specialized photography courses. She has been participating in group photography exhibitions, that were organized by LFS, also – in group photography exhibitions in Chicago, USA, that were organized by Emigration photographer Algimantas Kezys. The artist has been interested in the citie‘s themes, which is expressed through photographic abstractions. According to the author, the city is that place, where thoughts and emotions interlace, it is eternal motion and dynamics, when the spirit of the city takes a dictation of motional slips and trajectories. Human as if becomes its hostage, however, the city liberates him, too. “Thus these constructions involved me and became the abstract pictures, reflecting the rhythm of the city“, – the artist was telling. Since 2014 the artist has been actively participating in mutual artists exhibitions and organizing personal exhibitions. She has already organized the exhibition in Kaunas citie‘s Municipalitie‘s public library of Kudirka, in National Kaunas Drama Theater cafe. Her photographs have clear artistic composition, the pieces stand out colorful variety, from dark to bright colors, contrasts and parallels. The composition‘s basis of some works become geometrical shape or figure. The artist‘s urbanistic abstract photography offers somewhat mystical, covered in secrecy urban image, inviting the viewer to the journey around the world of rational stabilitie‘s and emotional subjectivitie‘s city.
Presented works of the photographer are from photographs‘ series “Breath of the City“. The performative technique: glued on carton. Format: 80 x 40 cm. The artist‘s creation work is presented by Gabrielegallery.


Fragmentai iš Oksanos Judakovos parodos Nacionalinio Kauno dramos teatro kavinėje. Fotografavo Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.

From 2014 November 14 till December 31 in National Kaunas Drama Theater cafe was running artist O. Judakova‘s chamber graphics and photography works exhibition.
Oksana Judakova was born in 1972 in Altai. She grew up in Lithuania. In Tytuvėnai she graduated from the high school, studied applied graphics in Kaunas college, J. Vienožinskis art faculty, and in VDA, Kaunas art institute, where she get arts bachelor‘s degree. In 2003-2012 the artist was living in New York. A few years ago her family and she came back to live to Lithuania. Currently the graphic artist is a member of Lithuanian Union of Artists, lives and creates in Vepriai, Ukmergė‘s district. Although, Oksana Judakova creates graphic arts, also, in the latest years she exhibits photo exhibitions too.
In the exhibition Oksana Judakova presents the collection of photographs about Altai land “Mountains of Altai“. In the photographs fixated beauty of the mountains, their magnificence and mystery. Every photograph of the artist is unique by its narrative authenticity. About this cycle of photographs Oksana tells: “Altai is my homeland. However, the first time I saw it by my eyes was only being over thirty years old. Enviable feeling! To see the country, in which I was born and raised, and which I could only imagine from V. Almanis’s books and my bright strong dreams. It’s such happiness to feel that sometimes breathtaking reality matches the most beautiful and bold visions and dreams. As You might know, Altai is a big land. But Altai Republic is little. However, there is the beauty of Altai mountains in it. There are saint mountain Belucha, turquoise Katunė, lush alpine fields, half-deserts. The photographs of this exhibition are from my first and second travels to home Altai. Will I ever visit this wonderful land – I do not know“. In the exhibition, also, there are exhibited requiring great nicety, small format graphic works. By creating graphic pieces the artist uses different techniques. In this exhibition presented works have been made by linen carving technique. Small format graphic works are visually mesmerizing by their shape and subtle by their details and symbolism. The exhibition’s pieces do not create solid cycle of works. The creation work of the artist is presented by “Gabrielė’s Art Gallery“.


Fragmentai iš fotomenininko Edmundo Kolevaičo parodos „Pangea“ atidarymo Kauno miesto savivaldybėje: iš kairės fotomenininkas Edmundas Kolevaitis, menotyrininkė Gabrielė Kuizinaitė, fotomenininkas Aleksandras Macijauskas ir fotomenininkas Raimondas Puišys.

From 2014 October 15 till the end of November in Kaunas city Municipalitie‘s administrative rooms (address: Laisvė alley 94 A) was photographer Edmundas Kolevaitis‘s author exhibition “Pangea“. In the event participated art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė and well-known photographer Aleksandras Macijauskas.
Photographer Edmundas Kolevaitis was born in 1952 September 16 in Duobiškiai, district of Šakiai. In 1975 he graduated Kaunas Polytechnic institute. He has been an active member of Lithuanian Photographers Union since 2002. In 2005 the artist has been granted the status of Art Creator. According to the artist, the face of human is inexhaustible, it is constantly changing unique of this earth. However, our faces are anthropologically different, they are open, in them records everything what is inherent to the human. By looking to the portrayed face, we recognize that, what connects us, we can find “Pangea“. In context of Lithuanian photography history the artist‘s works stand out both, and themes, and specific stylistics. Though, the artist‘s creative process often runs not in Lithuania but in far countries – India, Tanzania or even in Columbia – the main his pictorial symbol in the photographs stays the portrayed person. The artist has been loyal to the stylistics of his creation work for more than a decade. In these portraits the important accents remain not only exotic beauty of the portrayed person but, also, the author empathizes modes, emotions of the depicted hero. Being already a frequent guest in the far countries, the author sees the different Eastern world, he watches the distinctive look and from unconventional point of observation: he not only fixates fragmentally details of certain event or portrayed person, however, he has perfectly analyzed country culture‘s traditions and manner, that enliven the photograph‘s content.
In the exhibition presented series of photographs there are important the artistic composition, the connection of the portrayed person with exotic environment, the experienced moments during certain captured event. These photographs of the artist have not only artistic but, also, historical enduring value.
The exhibition’s curator – art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė


Fotomenininko Felikso Kerpausko parodos plakatas

From 2014 October 7 till November 10 in Kaunas city museum’s department, Lithuanian music museum of M. and K. Petrauskas (address: Petrauskas str 31), was running photographer Feliksas Kerpauskas’s author works exhibition.
F. Kerpauskas was born in 1933 in Plungė district. He was studying in Rietavas High School, also, in Vilnius Pedagogical Institute‘s Lithuanian language and Literature faculty, in Vilnius Tallat-Kelpša Higher Music School. He was working in Skuodas High School, also, for 30 years he had been working in Kaunas J. Dobkevičius High School as Music teacher. Photographer F. Kerpauskas began to take pictures in 1954, became actively involved to the activity of Kaunas Photo Club. In 1987 he has been signed in Lithuanian Union of Photographers, he has been given the status of Art Creator. F. Kerpauskas has organized many personal exhibitions in Lithuania, mostly – in Kaunas. Landscapes are the closest to the photographer, though, he fixates Kaunas cultural life, creates portraits of his friends, too. F. Kerpauskas told, that he photographs because he wants to show to others the beauty around us. The most important to him – joy of sharing. In the artist‘s creation work dominate themes of stones and tree‘s wounds. He finds the stone‘s flamboyance, and in its details he discovers portraits of people or animals, by photographing the stone he feels its radiant energy. Trees are his friends. The photographer thinks: “Trees are my friends. Trees begin their fight with the main enemies – people. Trees make to people their main life source – oxygen, and people cut down the trees by preparing a place for cars parking. After all, cars burn out oxygen and throw away even to outer space. The trees can cure their wounds, however, not always they succeed. The trees stay wounded. From here follows other themes of photography – the wounds of trees“.
The exhibition‘s curator – art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė


Fragmentas iš fotomenininko Algimanto Kezio kamerinės parodos, Nacionalinio Kauno dramos teatro kavinėje. Fotografavo Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.

From 2014 September 15 till November 15 in National Kaunas Drama Theater cafe was running in the USA living photographer Algimantas Kezys‘s chamber photographs exhibition “City landscapes“.
Algimantas Kezys is well-known photographer, art critic, publisher, exhibitions organizer in Lithuania and emigrants. In the exhibition there are presented the artist‘s works, created in 1968-1999. The exhibition concludes of two parts – portraits and fragments of architecture of the cities. The author presents city landscapes of travels around Poland, Mexico, France, Canada, Brazil, Belgium. It is important to him not to capture places and people of the visited country as documents, but to transform the impression, experienced during the travel, by listening attentively to the detail, by revealing the character of building, street or human. The object of A. Kezys‘s works, created during various periods, becomes not just one or the other countrie‘s historical architectonic building, but, also, fragments of the architecture‘s details, unexpected links and parallels, by passing from black and white photographic image to colorful variations of photo-graphics. Also, the distinctive attribute of “City landscapes“ becomes the portrait‘s genre, the author is interested in unexpected expression or look of the human‘s face, mood, there are bright ethnic characteristics in the portraits. In the exhibition presented works are from Vytautas Magnus Universitie‘s Lithuanian Emigrants Institute‘s archives collections.
The exhibition‘s curator – art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė


Tapytojo Antano Andziulio darbas iš parodos „Ritmikos“.
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On 2014 August 4 in Kaunas city municipality’s public library of Vincas Kudirka (address: Laisvė alley 57) was opened photographer Vilija Kailiūtė’s and painter Antanas Andziulis’s abstractions exhibition “Rhythmics“.
Photographer Vilija Kailiūtė came to Photography from Applied sciences. Her knowledge with Photography art began a good decade ago. In 1993 in Lithuanian Photographers Union she attended specialized photography courses. She has been participating in group photography exhibitions, that were organized by LFS, also – in group photography exhibitions in Chicago, USA, that were organized by Emigration photographer Algimantas Kezys. The artist has been interested in the citie‘s themes, which is expressed through photographic abstractions. According to the author, the city is that place, where thoughts and emotions interlace, it is eternal motion and dynamics, when the spirit of the city takes a dictation of motional slips and trajectories. Human as if becomes its hostage, however, the city liberates him, too. “Thus these constructions involved me and became the abstract pictures, reflecting the rhythm of the city“, – the artist was telling. Her photographs have clear artistic composition, the pieces stand out colorful variety, from dark to bright colors, contrasts and parallels. The composition‘s basis of some works become geometrical shape or figure.
Painter Antanas Andziulis was born and raised in Kaunas. He was learning painting in Art School of Juozas Naujalis, later he had been studying painting in Vilnius Art Institute, after that – he was checking and improving his craftsmanship in “various additional studies and life‘s seminars“, according to the author. The artist often organizes author exhibitions, participates in group exhibitions. The painting stylistics of A. Andziulis has been relied on the abstraction, the painter has been loyal to it many years, however, he surprises fans of his art by still new ideas and new works.
The conception of the artist‘s presented works in this exhibition is connected with emotional experience of his personal life: the fifth summer in a row in the farmstead before falling to sleep he sees the same pattern, woven by antecedents, blinking in the eyes by its color and rhythmics. This image has become the main inspiration of the exhibition‘s works. The artist mentions dates, by looking for coincidences, and comments on the emergence‘s motives of his new cycle of works: “This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. Also, this year is the 90th birthday of my mother – textile worker. 30 years ago I graduated VDI Painting study“. In the painting of Antanas Andziulis there are important geometrical forms of bright colorings, emotional and rhythmical rendition of the content through the abstraction. In his works dominate the relation of different abstract shapes, the visual dialogue of bright colorings. In this exhibition we will see the harmony of abstract forms photography and painting. The works of both artists supplement each other by the content and the shape, however, it suggests significant, unexpected dialogue, as well.
Art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė


 Fotomenininko Raimondo Puišio nuotrauka iš serijos „Aukštumos žemumos".

In the creation work of R. Puišys there is especially important the topic of travels and expeditions to mountains. In the photographs of cycle “Highlands lowlands“ the author concentrates on the element of nature, magnificence of the mountains and the immortalization of the harmony with nature. Also, the author fixates, as reportages, the daily routine of alpinists, travellers, efforts of spiritual endurance during climbing to mountains, permanent drama of the survival and the confrontation with dangers. Both these themes of the series of photographs supplements each other, in them an attention to the landscape of mountains emerges, that is often symbolical, also, to the people. The photographs of R. Puišys marks a desire to immortalize the greatness of the mountains and the fights of alpinists, giving a meaning of a necessity to reach the goal.
Series “Highlands lowlands“ was published in 2012 by the same name as in the photo album of R. Puišys. The second part of this album concludes of the images of St. Petersburg. The author does not have the aim to fixate the places of the historical city, as documentary. His attention is focused on the cemetery of Lutherans, the immortalization of separate monuments. Also, he photographs a daily routine of the citizens, undressed, advertising unseen side of the city. Each photograph of R. Puišys‘s presented cycle is unique by its narration about the mountains, their magnificence, beauty and mystery, there are many various symbols and metaphors in the photographs. With artistic hypnotism created images involve the viewer to different, unexperienced world, alluring by its exotica and uniqueness.
Art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė


Gintauto Skuodo fotografija „Kauno panorama“ 51 X 30, iš serijos „Tapybinė vizija“

From 2014 June 5 till July 31 in Kaunas city museum‘s Lithuanian Music department of M. and K. Petrauskas (address: K. Petrauskas str 31) was photographer Gintautas Skuodas‘s author photo exhibition “Pictorial vision“.
Gintautas Skuodas took an interest in photography more than ten years ago. Currently, he works in advertising photography area, also, he creates artistic photography. The photographer remembers, that the first camera was CMENA 3 M. Still attending drawing lessons at a painter E. Survila, he took over a technique of drawing objects by the planes, at that time, he learnt to combine colors, “to see“ the fall of the light on objects. The author successfully applied painting lessons in the photography too. The city has become the object of mostly modern photography. “The city – its architecture, a sketch of streets and roofs – geography, history and commonness – are boundless to photography. However, it is the most intriguing object. Maybe, accordingly, over the last twenty years all great Lithuanian cities have attained photographic interpretations, mostly itemized by literary texts. The city, where you live, becomes boringly familiar – here you already know by rote every brick, pole, every sky between houses. Among casual passers-by, you don‘t notice architectural memorials of the towns, the singularity, for which strangers come“. (A. Narušytė, “Lithuanian photography 1990-2010“, Citie’s 91, 92).
The exhibition’s exposition consists of different format photographs, printed on the canvas, causing many allusions with painting. The author fixates well-known objects of Kaunas and Vilnius cities’ architecture (Vytautas’s Church, City Hall, Sobor, House of Thunder, funicular, Ona’s Church and other corners and streets of Vilnius Old Town). In panoramic landscapes of Kaunas the Park of Santaka is fixated in different seasons, therefore, the next colorful natural background develops still another perspective, changing, creates contrast. In the photography of G. Skuodas the color plays a big role. From the first sight, it might want to compare his works with colorful postcard, however, it is only the primary impression, which clears away quite quickly. Impressionistic play of colors, subtle colorful nuances, changing of light, dark and shadows give mystical mystery to the photographs. In the fog, in the mist or in the evening twilight drown, a bit faded shape of the building abstracts in the photograph, loses real contours. The photographic intrigue, created by G. Skuodas, an unexpected angle allure the viewer to still unknown world. The author‘s focused or panoramic sight to familiar, well-known spaces of Kaunas and Vilnius cities gives especially individual cities images, in which there is important not only the capturing of historical spaces, but, also, the painting line, colorful nuance, leading to, it could seem, in commonness bored urban landscape‘s symbolism.
The exhibition‘s curator – Gabrielė Kuizinaitė


 Fotomenininkės Reginos Šulskytės autorinės fotografijų parodos plakatas.

Regina Šulskytė is a member of Lithuanian Photographers Union. She has organized many author exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad, earnt international awards, Šiauliai citie‘s cultural and artistic premiums (2005, 2009) for creative achievements. She has been a curator of more than 300 photo exhibitions, a compiler of photographie‘s publications. R. Šulskytė works as a professor of Photography in Šiauliai University Arts Facultie‘s Art department. The main cycles of photographs: “Interpretations“ (1996-2003), “Meetings“ (2005), “My clothes“ (1997-2004), “In the bedroom“ (1997-2004), “Sisters“ (2006-2007), “Austria“ (2007), “My time“ (2011-2013). The author presents her series of works “My time“: “My time is that time, in which I am now and here, when I can breathe, see, feel, experience, empathize, and then – to forget everything and to remember again… Sometimes my time completely doesn‘t match with the world‘s time. Partly, for this reason, I connect several photographs, by creating other space of memories and my time of experiences. What can You see in that other space? Maybe – rooms, where I slept at least once, yard, where I know every plant, forest track, where I was running in the childhood, images through the room‘s window or the landscape with a church in the distance – that is my father‘s homeland. In that space happen weird things, though, out of the sight, it seems they‘re quite convincing. Without knowing, that in the photograph I picture mother-girl, and I am a grown-up, then it doesn‘t happen anything weird in here. I‘ve reached that my created photographic images in their own way would become the moving sight‘s (or the moving camera‘s) view territory, and in this way I was trying to destroy the stopped moment‘s stagnation“.
In Regina Šulskytė’s photographs cycle “My time“ there is important to feel the pictorial time’s moving, the impalpability of past and present limits. In the photographs the artist fixates herself, her closest people – mother, father and other members of the family, among them, unexpectedly interrupt people from the past. The artist’s works are interesting by the visual language, they’re consistent by the content and they’re open to the viewer’s sight.
The exhibition’s curator – art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė


Fotomenininko Rimgaudo Malecko darbas iš serijos „Fotografikos abstrakcijos".

Former residents of Kaunas, currently, live and create in Palanga, and organize the exhibition in Kaunas after a long break. Displayed works in the exhibition have been created in 2011-2013.
Rimgaudas Maleckas is one of the most important modernistic photographie’s (photographica’s) initiators in Lithuania, often called by his colleagues the father of Photographica. Later on, interested in photography and intensely began to create the artist’s wife Dangirutė Maleckienė creates the same stylistics, by not moving away from the abstract photographica’s frames. The first works of Dangirutė Maleckienė have been published in 2007 “Nemunas“ weekly. The author has created more photographica works by working with her husband in accordance with special orders, by illustrating such books as Kristijonas Donelaitis’s “Years“, Kazys Požėra’s “Bucket of cutted nettles“, “Anthology of Georgian poetry“.
According to A. Vaitkevičius, R. Maleckas was one of Lithuanian creators, who gave a start to modern XX century second half’s artistic photography. By looking to R. Maleckas’s creation work in form and esthetic attitude, it can be picked out two main groups of works: to some pieces there are inherent form experiments, others – more stylized, subjective. In the exhibition presented works of Dangirutė and Rimgaudas Maleckas are very various: from psychological women portraits to abstract forms motives. Their photographs have clear artistic composition, shape harmony, esthetics of black and white broken lines. Sometimes the photographers melt their object in shadow, dark. It is especially bright in the abstract photographs, that have mysticism, mystery. As the authors tell, to their creation work have had many influence at that time foreign (P. Mondrian, P. Klee, P. Picasso, J. Pollock and E. A. Zukerman) and Lithuanian abstract art representatives and other artists works.


Albertas Švenčionis „Kernavė“
Albertas Švenčionis „Kernavė“

From 2014 January 17 till April 1 in Kaunas clinics, Endocrinology department, was photographer Albertas Švenčionis‘s author photographs exhibition from series “Lithuanian mounds“. The exhibition has been organized in collaboration with gallery “Golden section“.
A. Švenčionis was born in 1955 October 14 in Kaunas. He graduated Kaunas Polytechnic institute. Since 1983 he has been a member of Lithuanian Photographers Union. The author has created series of photographs: “Juventus“ (1982-1984), “War veterans“ (1983-1984), “Hike of beggars“, “Deported people“ (1988-1992), “National festivals“ (1992-1994), “Jazz“ (1986-1994), “At the limit“ (1992), “Experiments“ (1997). For the creative activity the artist has earnt important international awards: in 1999 – International artistic photography federation‘s (FIAP) photographer artist (AFIAP) honorary name, Grand Prix, silver, bronze medals and more than twenty other awards.
Recently, A. Švenčionis presented to his creation work‘s fans a different cycle of photographs “Lithuanian mounds“. He began to create this cycle from 2005. The exhibitions on this topic have already been exhibited in Kaunas, Vilnius, Birštonas, Prienai, Marijampolė. The landscape – is one of the most popular genres in Lithuanian photography. The theme of mounds, chosen by A. Švenčionis, actualizes not only the landscape itself: the nature‘s motive in his photography connects with hystorical context, capture of castle or mound wakes up hystorical memory, and the photographs themselves, according to the author, have been created by “dictating intuition, inside voice“. This subtle concord gives uniqueness to the photographer‘s works.
The exhibition‘s curator – Gabrielė Kuizinaitė


 Raimondas Puišys "Tian Šanis" 2005 m.

From 2014 January 14 till March in Kaunas clinics, Endocrinology department, was photographer Raimondas Puišys‘s author photo exhibition “Highlands lowlands“. The exhibition has been organized in collaboration with gallery “Golden section“.
The personality of Raimondas Puišys is difficult to present briefly. He is a traveller, a member of Lithuanian Photographers Union, a member of Russian Geography Society. R. Puišys was born in 1963, in Jurbarkas, grew in Alytus, graduated from contemporary Lithuanian Agricultural university. The artist began to photograph during traveling. R. Puišys – a laureate of the contest “Nature – our home“, a prizewinner of Lithuanian and Russian photography contests, he has earnt awards for the photographs, exposed in the exhibitions in St. Petersburg and Tokyo. Love to nature and to people, the aim to save a memento of the vanishing memorials for the future motivate the photographer to fixate the natural change, human modes, his environment. In the photographs the author through the personal emotionally enriched relationship presents various aspects of our spiritual and social life, accents the importance of the cultural heritage. In the creative work of R. Puišys especially significant is the theme of the travels and expeditions to mountains. In the photographs of cycle “Highlands lowlands“ the author concentrates on the element of nature, magnificence of the mountains and the immortalization of the harmony with nature. Also, the author fixates, as reportages, the daily routine of alpinists, travellers, efforts of spiritual endurance during climbing to mountains, permanent drama of the survival and the confrontation with dangers. Both these themes of the series of photographs supplements each other, in them an attention to the landscape of mountains emerges, that is often symbolical, also, to the people.
Series “Highlands lowlands“ was published in 2012 by the same name as in the photo album of R. Puišys. The second part of this album concludes of the images of St. Petersburg. The author does not have the aim to fixate the places of the historical city, as documentary. His attention is focused on the cemetery of Lutherans, the immortalization of separate monuments. Also, he photographs a daily routine of the citizens, undressed, advertising unseen side of the city. Every photograph of the cycle, presented by R. Puišys, is unique by its story about the mountains, their magnificence, beauty and mystery, there are many various symbols and metaphors in the photographs. With artistic hypnotism created images involve the viewer to different, unexperienced world, alluring by its exotica and uniqueness.
The exhibition‘s curator – art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė


 Felikso Kerpausko darbas iš serijos „Pražydę akmenys".

From 2013 July 16 till September 20 in Kaunas clinics (address: Eiveniai str 2), Radiology clinic‘s Nuclear Medicine department, has been presented photographer from Kaunas Feliksas Kerpauskas‘s exhibition of photographs. The exhibition has been organized in collaboration with gallery “Golden section“. In the exhibition have been presented works from photographs series “World of Stones“, “Wounds of Trees“ and “Abstractions“.
In 1955 Feliksas Kerpauskas graduated Lithuanian and Literature studies in Vilnius Pedagogical institute. After the studies he had been working as Lithuanian language teacher in Skuodas High School. The new stage of his life to F. Kerpauskas began after he had arrived to Kaunas, when in the 17th High School he began to work as Music teacher. The artist actively get involved to Kaunas Photo Club activity, and in 1987 he was welcomed to Lithuanian Photographers Union. Since that time the creation work of F. Kerpauskas has developed, the author began to participate in group and thematic exhibitions, organized author exhibitions in Kaunas and other Lithuanian cities. The photographs of F. Kerpauskas reveal the author‘s philosophical attitude to nature, photographed object. The last six years the artist has been taking pictures of stones, and he says, that they are very beautiful. “Before I have started shooting stones, I was interested in what were they talking about. I paid attention to that stones interestingly overgrow lichens, moss, and it seems that they like burst into bloom. My first created series has been called “Bloomy stones“. Stone has its colors, face, texture, therefore, it induces many allusions with human“, – F. Kerpauskas was telling.
Another theme which attracts the photographer – trees. “For me it‘s interesting how trees are able to recover their wounds. If the truncated tree‘s branch isn‘t very big, the tree recover this wound by covering it with new peel in a certain time. The tree is alive, that‘s why I feel sorry when I see how trees are trimmed off every spring time in Laisvė avenue. The tree knows environment, feels us, only we don‘t understand their language. Earlier ancient Lithuanians idolized the tree. Oak was a saint tree. The tree not only grows fruit but it also cures people with its blossom“, – just like that the author desribes series of photographs “Wounds of Trees“.
The photographs, displayed in the exhibition, have been printed on the canvas. This technology gives picturesqueness for the pieces, graphic impression, transfers photographic image to other art kind dimension.
The exhibition‘s curator – art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė


From 2013 June 18 till August 27 in gallery “Golden section“ was photography classic, living in Klaipėda, Vaclovas Straukas‘s personal exhibition “Dunes“.
Vaclovas Straukas is called in Lithuanian photography as the representative of Lyrical Realism. The themes for this creative personality have been dictated by the life itself. Each of the author‘s created photographs cycles is tied up with one or another stage of his life. After he found the self-expression in photography, V. Straukas rethinks his life experiences: the childhood on the lake shore (“Motives of the place near lagoon“, “Dunes“), the youth, when the life path turned towards Klaipėda (“Young Klaipėda“), the boyhood and labor years in school (“The last ring“). Sensitive nature, attention and love to the homeland and its people have formed lyrical worldview, which, over time, settled in author photo-papers. In this way accumulated small series of photographs, that, eventually, were combined to several years or even several decades of developing themes‘ photographic cycles. As in the beginning of the creation work, where captured objects or subjects have been lined up by harmonious couples, and the left space has been organized around them, like gravity center (even that rare times, when that center – Sun – eliminated from the shot), the space of the photograph has been always filled till the shot‘s limits. Differently than A. Zavadskis, V. Straukas doesn‘t form geometrical sandy ornaments, doesn‘t search, like J. Kalvelis and glowing matters, disseminated mystical light from the photograph‘s inside. Everything here is much more simple. The open source of the light (whether it disperses from the shot‘s center, or from out) forms more or less realistic picture of Neringa dunes. By using quite often the wide angle objective, the author synthezises spaces, by not going deep into too much to element‘s formed component of hills – sandy granule – but always picturing the dune as the sandy formation. In mists or snow drowned landscape, later, in wider analysis will be opened in “Dunes“ cycle, creates inherent localitie‘s atmosphere with emerging signs of time or place – old boats, drying nets, frozen waters. And only in rare photograph it is observed confrontation with Sun, that will become the motive of the main landscapes of V. Straukas in the future. The human – is inherent part of the environment, maintained both, physical and spiritual connection with it. The youth is the same innocent and rustic, shot by naive faith and longing, just like the childhood. Photographic cycles of V. Straukas are like literary narrations, where the life is as much as the author himself wants to show. It seems, that the photographer didn‘t want to break away completely from the verbal creation work, more precisely, he used its structure for the new resolution, just the word has been changed by the image. And the theme remains the same – undenied love for life.
The text is by art critic Danguolė Ruškienė, the exhibition‘s curator – art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė.


From 2013 May 28 till the end of July in St Jadvyga mountain hospital, in Berlin, runned famous photographer Vidmantas Ilčiukas‘s author exhibition “Photographs“. The exhibition has been organized in collaboration with gallery “Golden section“.
Vidmantas Ilčiukas was born in 1957 in Vilnius. In 1981 he graduated Painting studies in Vilnius Art institute. Since 1979 he has been participating in painting and photography exhibitions. He is a member of Lithuanian Artists Union and Lithuanian Photographers Union. In 2004 and 2008 he has earnt Art Creators individual stipends by LR Cultural ministry. In 2003 for the photographs the author has earnt International Henkel Award, dedicated to Middle and East European artists.
This spring the creation work of photographer Vidmantas Ilčiukas has already been presented in Berlin the second time. In new exhibition “Photographs“ the artist presents two cycles of photographs: “Forest“ and “City“.
The artist began to create series of photographs “City“ in 2003 and he has been continuing it till now. The city of Vilnius is favorite theme of Lithuanian photographers. Every artist reveals it differently: through architectonic details of buildings, landscape, history of the city and everyday life. Meanwhile, Vidmantas Ilčiukas looks at the city through philosophical prism. In this consistent photo-narration signs and images, light and dark, play of colors and shadows connect and separate. In photographic compositions – trees, showing up in dark background, achitectonic objects, that are sometimes highlighted, sometimes repressed by the reflections of blue color in the streets. In the photographs V. Ilčiukas fixates fragments of the citie‘s reality, like the modes of his own inside experiences. This photo series, according to Vidmantas, has allusions to Franz Kafka‘s story “Reformatory in work colony“. Blurry contours, graffiti, melting reflections of dark colors and forms create a bit phantasmagoric image of the modern city.
A bit different is Vidmantas Ilčiukas‘s series “Forest“. By saving ourselves from endless problems of the civilization, we traditionally turn around to nature. She‘s like the possible way out to us. The harmony of the forest should give the perspective of future. However, depending on the observer‘s experience, these precise images of nature can wake up different empathies. In silent statics of the forest we also feel something frightening, worrisome.
The creation work of Vidmantas Ilčiukas and the artistic resolution of his photographs have especially wide range, it is conceptual, often based on relativism, dualism, multi-directional movement, the opposite ideas. The author analyzes various sociocultural, spacetime and self-image aspects. According to the author, in the photographs confronts that, what is abstract and concrete, general and personal, natural and random, meaningful and meaningless, that, what is clear and what is more difficult to explain.
The exhibition‘s curator – art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė

The project‘s partners: International Cultural programs center. The exhibition and the visit of the artists in Berlin is sponsored by LR Cultural ministry.


In 2013 on 15th of March, at public institution Kaunas Clinical Hospital “Day Surgery Center“(address: Josvainių g. 2) was opened photographer Algirdas Musneckis‘s exhibition “Landscapes of Nida“. The organisers of this exhibition was surgeon Edmundas Žurauskas, photographer Algirdas Musneckis and art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė. The tutor of this exhibition was director of this hospital Gediminas Abeciūnas.
Photographer Algirdas Musneckis is from Šiauliai. He has been photographing and has been interesting in Photoart since 1956. From 1971 years he has been a member of Lithuanian Unior of Photographers. From 1972 years till now he has been actively participating in exhibitions, also, he has been photographing a lot of nature and landscapes in Nida.
In this not big exhibition were represented about 15 photoworks, that are not big format, and they were fixed as wonderfull landscape from Nida. From 1973 years with breaks he has been actively going as a photographer, not as a holidaymaker in Nida, also, he has been as an active photographer and a participant of seminars. In this exhibition the author has fixed for us good connection and unique landscape of Nida, beautiful dunes, ships in the heaps, vegetation and everything that gives viability for this beautiful corner of the nature. It is obvious, when the photographer has created this photography series, it have been changed not only photography technological posibillity but Nida landscape too.
“50 years ago the flow of holidaymakers to Nida at summer was much smaller. Late in the evening You couldn‘t go near the sea, because you could meet angry frontier-guards. On Parnidis dune You could feel the breath of drifted sand. It were no site of view, no Sun clock. Every year, when You come to Nida, You see it‘s different. Only the sea and the lagoon don‘t change, and, here, sand dunes change, overgrow by grass and bushes, but here is beautiful, by the Sun shining, by the rain falling. The forest of Nida is amazing. You are walking around the forest – the world of trees – and You are still looking for the answers to the questions of Life“.
The photographic experience of the artist, trained intuition and the catch of improved view let to the author to create memorable cycle of photographs “Landscapes of Nida“. Every viewer, by looking to these photographs, experiences again and feels still different emotional connection with sea, lagoon, Nida‘s dunes. The photographs of A. Musneckis refresh our personal relation with magical and unique corner of nature.
Art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė


Fotomenininko Vytauto Pletkaus fotografija iš serijos „Tiltai“.

From 21st of February 2013 till 2nd of April at National Kaunas Drama theater café was opened Vytautas Pletkus exhibition “The Bridges”. The exhibition was organised in collaboration with gallery “Golden cut”.
Vytautas Pletkus was born in 1955 in Vilnius. In 1980 he finished Engineering Construction institute. From 2013 he is a member of Lithuanian photographers union.
Important photographer’s series are: “The castle village people” (1979-1983), “Invasion” (2002-2004), “Nightly Kaunas” (2002-2008), “The bridges of Kaunas”(2003- 2008), “The fragments of Kaunas forts”(2004-2006), “Coming out” (2006), “Teritories” (2006), “Non perspectives projects”(2008). In 2011 he has won the premium from Lithuania artist creation association, in the State Lithuanian culture ministry scholarship.
The author said that the bridges theme is not by chance. The bridge is urbanistical intervention into city environment. In the often photography the river bridges and shore connection are fused into solid mystical spread, isolated into shadow and color game play. The bridges form, architectural, geometrical and in general accent on the photographic view is connected in two photography traditions: “On the one hand, to his pieces are inherent rational regular bridges architectural forms compositions, reminding analytical modern art searches, by picturing space and three-dimensional objects in the plane of painting canvas or photographic sheet. On the other hand, the photographer finds these strict compositions as from XIX century sailed pictorial photographic mists, where disperse coloring photographs, evening or at daybreak, sun rays“ (Tomas Pabedinskas). In the photographs of V. Pletkus especially important is esthetics, it stands out precise quality of technical performance. In the photographs of cycle “Bridges“ the author purifies abstract forms of the bridges, shades in mists sinking shore.
Art critic Gabrielė Kuizinaitė