Don’t Pull My Strings
March 10-April 21, 2023

By combining traditional mediums like painting and sculpture with modern design techniques, Don’t Pull My Strings invites viewers to participate in a playful journey through the complexities of gender and identity. By pulling strings and pushing buttons, the audience sets off a sequence of movements, resulting in an immersive experience that challenges the traditional passive role of the spectator.

Don’t Pull My Strings delves into gender and identity issues, examining how societal norms have created a binary view of gender. Luczak’s whimsical approach aims to highlight the absurdity of these constraints and prompt the viewer to consider alternative perspectives.

Violet Luczak specializes in the multi-disciplinary conjuncture of traditional design and painting. Her practice focuses on critiquing capitalism, individualism and imperialism through a surrealist and feminist lens. Luczak also integrates education into her practice, which she does by teaching various art and design classes and opening a dialogue with the public about social activism through exhibitions and public talks.

Luczak works within both digital and physical spaces, ideating through vectorized sketches, then transforming them into highly detailed, hand-drawn paintings. This back and forth process, from screen to wooden panel, allows for new conceptual and formal designs to develop that would not otherwise exist.

Based in Chicago, Violet Luczak holds a BA from Elmhurst College and her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Luczak was a 2020 Talking Dolls Resident in Detroit, Michigan and has been published in New American Paintings, No. 147 MFA Annual Issue, Young Space and It’s Nice that.

Opening Reception
March 10, 2023
5:30-6:30pm | 1st Look | Tickets here
6:30-10pm | Free

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