COFFEE + CONVERSATION WITH AGNES GROCHULSKA¬
COFFEE + CONVERSATION WITH AGNES GROCHULSKA
Thursday, February 10, 2022
Join us for a casual conversation exploring current exhibitions, led by Virginia MOCA staff and guest lecturers. Meet artist Agnes Grochulska and learn about her work in Archetypes which features a series of portraits exploring the relationship between the artist's perceptions of archetypal traits and those of her viewers.
This event is free. Simply book a general admission ticket for Thursday, February 10, 2022.
Agnes Grochulska: Archetypes
What does a face say about one's character? Artist Agnes Grochulska considers this in her new series entitled Archetypes. According to famed psychologist Carl Jung, humans have a universal character, or archetype, within them. There are twelve primary types, and each one has its own set of values, meanings, and personality traits. They are the Sage, Innocent, Explorer, Ruler, Creator, Caregiver, Magician, Hero, Outlaw, Lover, Jester, and Everyman. Grochulska explores the relationship between her perceptions of these traits and those of her viewers. The artist painted a portrait, interpreting how each character type appears in her own imagination. She challenges the viewer to navigate the portraits to see if their own ideas match those of the artist.