The exhibitions is organized for the authors 100th anniversary. The exhibition is composed from Kaunas-Jočiūnai series (1930-1932, 1940). In the future the catalogue will be released.
Domicelė Tarabildienė (1912 05 09 – 1985 09 28) is a broad spectrum 20th century artist. She was sculptor, graphic designer, painter. Her heritage is considered as graphic and children book illustration classics. Being talented, creative and hard working she was always searching and renewing herself. She as a painter is known for our society. But in 2002 D.Tarabildienė was highlighted in a sphere of photography, in the exhibition "Not seen and known Domicelė Tarabildienė: photographs and photograms" in Lithuanian painters union and in National M. K. Čiurlionis art museum. If we would discover her pictures even later she would get to the same spot in photography history. She is a child of her time and her creativity was reflecting that era.
The body for this artist is a formal problem; she is interested in a movement in the space - the bodies in a space look like sculptures. Her body is like frame which is filled with her fantasies in photographs - drawing skirt, moon, stars, wings or other things.
That’s how Domicelė Tarabildienė fits her roles: in one photograph she is a dragon-fly, in other - Lillian Roth, but she is not becoming them. She doesn’t try to show some values.
But then this "not becoming them" saves photographs from sentimentality, which often happens to the same genre photographers’ men. In her pictures you always feel the self observing eye. The art is the object of Domicelė Tarabildienė photographs, body is just a tool.
The exhibition is open till May 26 th, 2012.
Gallery working hours II–V 12-6 p.m., VI 12–4 p.m.
D.Tarabildienė. Photomontage with Lillian Roth skirt, 1932 m.
D.Tarabildienė. Niu. Kaunas, 1931 m.
D.Tarabildienė. Dragon-fly, 1931 m.
D.Tarabildienė. In Jočiūnai, 1932 m.