Julianna Biernacki

The Person and This Moment

Saturday, October 8 – Sunday, November 13, 2022

Opening Reception: Friday, October 14, 2022, 6-8pm

This series of works uses imagery of windows to act as a bridge and barrier between displayer and viewer. The window is both inviting a closer look and creating a distance simultaneously. This series depicts open windows which further blur the lines between the real and unreal. As the viewer we are peering into a window that is wide open, which has to be an invitation to peek. Having these works as tufted rugs specifically call upon bridging a gap between indoor and outdoor spaces. Biernacki intends to blur the lines between these two positions to ultimately allow the viewer to reflect on which side of the window they are peering in/out from.

Julianna Biernacki is an emerging artist from Welland, ON who is currently residing in Hamilton, ON. She recently obtained her BFA from McMaster University as well as a minor in English and Literature. Biernacki’s practice has pivoted from painting to textiles in the form of tufted handmade rugs. The work surrounds themes of voyeurism, display and spying, and how we want others to perceive our personal image.



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