Cat Poljski

"My work explores the constructed world in an attempt to move between the real and the imagined. The individual works are spatial experiments, reconstructed, referenced and cross-referenced to provide abstracted viewpoints to question notions of place and time.

Images of buildings from Melbourne, Tokyo, New York, London, Paris are collated and hand- printed together from four different copper plates that have been etched, aquatinted and relief printed, overlaying each other to construct a dialogue between the constructed and imagined world. They are an attempt to locate sites where buildings can speak about our past, present and maybe our future. How we morph together images from our lives to invent and designate layers of memory and fact, upon which the imagined and real are combined to create a more appealing reality.

Amongst this grandeur of architecture are the skyscrapers. These have taken my attention; a blend of steel structures and modernist style buildings that are not as tall as say Manhattan or Melbourne, but their presence commands my attention. I am surrounded and indulged by this. My head is going crazy as I swivel and swerve in all directions to find yet another pocket of glory above me. The central station is like a Sol LeWitt structure, pure white and built of strong horizontals and verticals. This city is known as the international city of Peace and Justice, and I really get a sense of it. The streets seem safe and the atmosphere is gentle and serene."

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Recent exhibitions include
2020 Sub-divide, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne 2018 Obstructing Views, Melbourne 2015 The Architect Considers, Cox Architecture, Flinders Lane Melbourne 2014  It’s a Twin Thing, Neospace, Melbourne 2013 Masking the City, Dear Patti Smith Gallery, Melbourne 2012 Imagined Cities, Form Studio and Gallery, Queanbeyan, ACT 2011 Open Studio Residency Exhibition, Point B, Brooklyn, New York; Imagined Cities, Jenny Port Gallery, Melbourne 2010 Tracing Space: a generic city of the imagination, Jenny Port Gallery; Tracing Space Stage 2 (Light, Space Modulator), ARS Upstairs @ the Napier Hotel, Melbourne; Red Gate Studio Residency Exhibition, Bei Gao, Beijing 2006 T.O.A.S.T., Hudson Street Studios, New York 2005 Elaboration, persistence, mutation, decay: an investigation of urban architecture, Coppin Street Warehouse, Melbourne 2003 Urban Encounters: fragments/shards, Red Gallery, Melbourne 2000 The NY, NY Experiment, Motor Works Gallery, Melbourne

2020 20[2020], Tacit Galleries, Melbourne 2019 Pulse, Tacit Galleries;
 The Affordable Art Fair, Melbourne; The Museum of Platitudes & Aphorisms, C3 Contemporary, Melbourne; Editions, Tacit Galleries 2018 The Alliance, Neospace, Melbourne; The Exquisite Palette, St Luke, Melbourne 2017 ATWAIR16, Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne; Two Cities in Print, Portland Bay Press; Two Cities in Print, Warrnambool Art Gallery 2016 PROOF, Port Jackson Press, Melbourne; Resident, Motor Works Gallery, Melbourne; Documenting Silence, St Hellier Gallery, Melbourne 2015 Magical, Neospace; de.con.struct, Matteawan Gallery, New York; Editions, Tacit Contemporary, Melbourne; 18 x 8 From Point A to Point B and back again, Point B, Brooklyn, New York 2014 37°48’S Artists Navigate Melbourne, Sofitel, Melbourne; The Abject Museum of the Absurd, RMIT School of Art Gallery, Melbourne 2013 Monstrous Project, Neospace; Urban Art, Port Jackson Press 2012 Non-Objective to Present, Langford 120 Gallery, Melbourne 2011 Smorgasboard, Jenny Port Gallery, Melbourne 2010 Stone Love, Lancaster Press, Melbourne; The Exquisite Palette, St. Luke; 52 Print Portfolio, Geelong Art Gallery 2009 Guanlan International Print Biennial, Shenzhen, China