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Agnes Grochulska, Archetypes 3, 2021. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.

November 27, 2021-March 6, 2022

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.

Agnes Grochulska (b.1974) studied design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland and currently resides in Richmond, Virginia. Grochulska’s work has won several awards and has been published in Colossal MagazineArtist’s Magazine, and Drawing Magazine. Her artwork has been exhibited and privately collected throughout the US and Europe. Her solo exhibition Line and Color was shown at Eric Schindler Gallery in Richmond, Virginia in May 2019. Grochulska’s portrait, Lia was the New Waves 2019 People’s Choice Award winner. Find more of her work on her website, or on Instagram @agnesgrochulska