Arresting Images: Natasza Niedziolka

Robert Schuster, The Village Voice, January 23, 2013

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Narrowly escaping associations with handicraft, embroidery keeps emerging into the realm of fine art, this time in the lovely work of Natasza Niedziolka. The Berlin artist draws with thread, stitching together primitive pictures reminiscent of Dubuffet: teetering stacks of dish-shaped objects in yellows, blues, and greens. Next to them, stripped-down versions of the same arrangements—outlines only, bearing just a few touches of color—reflect the show’s title, hanging on the wall like the originals’ ghosts. 

 

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