No rest for the weary, 1-31.07.2021, Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles

No Rest For The Weary, a solo exhibition by Krakow-based Karolina Jabłońska featuring new paintings that depict the artist engaged in everyday activities–bathing, eating, drawing and thinking–within the confines of her own home. To emphasize emotional darkness, the paintings are mostly limited to a narrow range of color and contrast. While the figure is engaged in otherwise pleasant activities, the feeling throughout is one of anxiety and dread. According to Jabłońska, this has something to do with the imposed isolation of 2020 and 2021, but it also relates to a general despair that she has observed as women’s rights in Poland have gradually eroded in recent years.