• Ewa Juszkiewicz, Untitled, 2013, oil on canvas, 51 1/8 x 39 3/8".

    Ewa Juszkiewicz


    Among the works in Ewa Juszkiewicz’s exhibition “Pukle” (Curls), one stood out as even more captivatingly surreal than the others. This painting (all works cited, Untitled, 2013) shows a stiff, white, pompous headdress drifting in a marl-like background of broad brushstrokes. The pleats of material forming the dramatic accessory look as if draped on a woman’s shoulders, but no shoulders are to be seen. Where the face should be, the headdress takes the shape of a rose. At its center, a single eye peers out from beneath the drapery—the only visible fragment of a human body. This is Juszkiewicz’s

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