Anna Katarzyna Domejko, Everyone grows a big toe nail from now on, Watercolour on textile, lino, pencil on the wall, agave plant (detail)

Philosophies of power and wealth distribution inform Anna Katarzyna Domejko’s installation. The work emblematises a fictional scenario that places humans at odds with a ‘Big Toe Nail Tribe’. In the narrative, the two tribes find themselves unable to communicate with one another, situated on different sides of political, economic and social pivot points, with each having leverage against the other.

Composed of a series of paintings and found objects, the installation’s centrepiece is a fulcrum point comprised of layers of household lino. It is crowned by an agave plant, a species which is resilient and requires little resource to survive. The artist’s aim is that the work be observed from different locations in the gallery space, depending upon your perspective and upon the tribe you choose.

Anna, a graduate of Birmingham City University, is exhibiting at the Lanchester Gallery as part of New Art West Midlands x Coventry Biennial. The exhibition continues until Sunday 24 November 2019.


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