Karenia Niedzwiecki

The Spaces Within: opening reception

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The opening reception for my solo exhibition The Spaces Within was held on Friday, June 1 from 7-10 pm. I’m happy to say that there were people in the gallery for the whole three hours (lots of people!). All in all, I had just over 70 friends, family, work buddies, photo club members and strangers show up to view my work. I have no idea how many people saw the gallery show over the course of the week that it was up, but with all of the PrairieView School of Photography students plus people dropping in to see my show, my guess is that I had somewhere between 100-150 visitors.

Putting on a gallery show gave me a reason to print my work (to see it large and on display), but above all, it was such a pleasure to share my art (and my soul) with everyone. I loved seeing and hearing the response to the photography that I chose to display, and watching people’s faces as they stopped to take a particular piece in, or to read one of the accompanying poems. Thanks (so much) to everyone who came to my show. Your support meant a lot to me!!!

So that you can get a sense of the gallery atmosphere on opening night, I’ve included quite a few photos below. My friend Jeope took the one above, and my sister Elaine took the rest.
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The Spaces Within: for those of you who missed it

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For those of you who missed it, I wanted to share a photo tour of my gallery show The Spaces Within that ran from June 1-8, 2012. I’ll be posting the complete collection to my website in the coming weeks (with all of the photos at a nice, viewable size), but in the meantime, please enjoy.

I thrive on feedback, so if you have a moment, let me know what you think of the show (whether you saw it in person at the gallery or whether you’re viewing it now). I appreciate constructive critique so please, be honest and let me know your thoughts on my work and the gallery presentation.

Artist’s Statement:
I’ve been drawn to space all my life; finding my place within the landscape. This collection reflects my response to those landscapes—the area I’ll always call home, the places I’ve wandered through, the moods I’ve found myself in and the situations I’ve encountered. There is a quiet goodness in my space, as well as happiness, loneliness, curiousity, trepidation, hope and wonder.

As you wander through, I hope that you’ll stop to breathe, find a quiet place within yourself, and in that moment, see.

More photos below:
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“The Spaces Within” solo exhibition

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Photography Show and Sale by Karenia Niedzwiecki
June 1-8, 2012

I’ve been drawn to space all my life; finding my place within the landscape.

I’m getting excited (and a little bit stressed). There is now less than two weeks to go before opening night of my gallery show! I already sent my photo files to print a couple of weeks ago and am anxiously awaiting the moment when I get to see them. This weekend, my goal is to finish everything else up — which means things like designing the labels, writing my artist’s statement, deciding on pricing and updating my website. I can’t wait to see all of the pieces come together in the gallery space and I’m so looking forward to sharing my work with everyone who comes to the show!

Speaking of that, although you don’t need to RSVP, I’m interested to know how many people are planning to come to the opening reception on June 1. With that in mind, would you mind filling in this super short RSVP form? Thanks ever so much!

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Skills exchange

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My good friend David Quiring and I recently agreed to a design/photography skills exchange. My part of the deal was to design the logo for David’s photography business and his part of the deal was to take a headshot of me for my website.
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You are invited…

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Solo exhibition by Karenia Niedzwiecki
June 1-8, 2012

OPENING RECEPTION
First Friday of June
7 – 10 pm

Please note that you don’t need to RSVP. However I am interested to know how many people are planning to come to the opening reception. With that in mind, would you mind filling in this super short RSVP form? Thanks ever so much!

ADDITIONAL HOURS
Sunday
10 am – 3 pm

Monday to Thursday
10 am – 5 pm, 6 – 8 pm

Friday
10 am – 4 pm

ADDRESS
PrairieView Gallery
200-464 Hargrave St.

ps. I’d appreciate it if you can help promote my show. Download the promo card here and spread the news!

Interested in purchasing a fine art print? Please contact me.