(Be)Longing, my first solo exhibition, has opened at 7 PM, on Friday, 14 January 2011, at the Stained Glass Museum in Kraków. It has been a very emotional moment for me, but there was no time for tears: a last minute rush to get everything ready was followed by an unexpectedly large turnout. Having planned for 40–50 guests, I was very nicely surprised when some 120 turned up. Thank you!
I was very pleased to see my patrons and sponsors. Consul Jonathan Koehler represented the Consulate General of the United States of America, together with staff members and their spouses. Urszula and Piotr Ostrowscy (Stained Glass Museum) and Nick Goward (Sick Little Fox) helped greet the guests. Karolina Vyšata, exhibition curator, gave the opening speech and eased me into the evening.
Press & Web Response
A major Polish daily, Dziennik Polski, has provided a kind review of my exhibition in this article. I was chuffed to see that National Geographic in Poland has listed it as a recommended event. Fotomargines, a Polish blog, published an interview with me. There are other mentions of the exhibition on art, event, and photographic web sites. I will blog about any reviews and comments as they appear.
All photos shown in this post were taken by my friend, Szymon Madej, who specialises in 360° spherical panoramas. He took one on the opening night, please click here to see it (Flash required). There are also a few others on his site, taken while visiting us in Ireland, which show my large format camera and my darkroom in action. Thank you, Zbooy.
I am grateful to all who supported me in this adventure, thank you, very much.
This exhibition closed on 6 March 2011.