Stach Szabłowski, curator of the exhibition: – What Does The Potency Do? It plays and works. Playing is a game with art, first of all with painting. Playing is working on creating images – and depicting the world.

A joint exhibition by the group The Potency (in Polish: Potencja) – three painters who met at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków: Karolina Jabłońska (graduated 2015), Tomasz Kręcicki (graduated 2015) and Cyryl Polaczek (graduated 2014). Galeria Raster in 2017 called The Potency group “the most promising group of painters of recent years.” The first instalment of the exhibition was presented at BWA Zielona Góra in 2021.

The exhibition is curated by Stach Szabłowski.

Stach Szabłowski:
The humoral theory is derived from proto-scientific medical concepts, according to which the human body and soul are governed by four life-giving fluids: blood, bile, phlegm and black bile. Quattro Stagioni is the title of a well-known cycle of violin concertos and also the name of an allegorical, multi-ingredient pizza representing the cyclical nature of time. The Potency is an artistic initiative created by three painters from Kraków. Humoral Theory: quattro stagioni is a follow up to the exhibition which The Potency presented at BWA in Zielona Góra this autumn.

The Potency – Humoral theory: quattro stagioni
Karolina Jabłońska, Tomasz Kręcicki, Cyryl Polaczek

Galeria Bielska BWA
18 March – 24 April 2022
Curated by Stach Szabłowski

Accompanying events:
Curator’s guided tour – Friday, 18 March at 5.00 p.m.
Opening – Friday, 18 March at 6.00 p.m.
Screening of the film "Poll" – Saturday, 19 March at 12.00
Finissage / Pizza party – Friday, 22 April at 6.00 p.m.

Tuesday open guided tour to the exhibition – March 22 and 29 and April 5, 12 and 19 at 5:00 p.m.
Admission included in the ticket price.

The exhibition is accompanied by the publication of the book “The Potency glossary of symbols” that you will find in our shop >>