In his work, Gilewicz touches upon the value of labor, both artistic and physical, fulfilment as it relates to the production and over-production of art in a global economic slowdown and the roles of critics and art institutions. His work ultimately reveals, in picturesque and even humoristic ways, the limits of artistic activities themselves and the part they play in a wider social environment. His DIY-like project shows how art and life are interwoven and that art can still be done for the sheer pleasure of creation without any explicit plan or purpose.
This exhibition marks the New York premier of Gilewicz’ “Cuboids” video and the fourth presentation of the artist’s three painterly objects (previously presented in New York in the framework of group exhibitions in ISCP Gallery in 2010, Queens Museum of Art in 2013, and Art Omi in Ghent, NY in 2014). They were also on public display in the front yard of the artist’s mother’s home in Arverne in the Rockaways, Queens (NY).