Photo: Sandro Sulaberidze
Sorry, No Flowers Here
February 5 - March 15, 2022
The exhibition is comprised of works by young female artists Gvantsa Jishkariani, Lola, Nata Varazi, Tamar Gurgenidze and Tamara Lortkipanidze and muses on such hefty topics such as womanhood in patriarchal culture, assumptions and expectations to look up to, moulds to mutate into, and promises to fulfil.
However, instead of posing these as ideals to look up to, presented artists, with their strong energies and self-contained signature styles, challenge and pervert the supposed truths. Heartfelt journeys through generational traumas and personal quests for healing, absurd harmony of fragile beauty and yet fatal danger, poetry and sentimentality of female comradeship.
Extremely individual painting style and original technique is the defining factor that shapes the young artist's - Lola’s creative identity.
The symbolism evoked in the characteristic colour palette and in the extremely complex structures gives a magical touch to her works.
The artist extensively experiments with materials, scale or ways of exhibiting works. She employs found items, repeats from organic forms, draws directly on the walls and in this way, challenges the accepted norms of the comfort zone.