Many of Lenka Konopasek’s contemporaries share her interest in destruction, in the many threats to humanity not prevented by, often even caused by, our technology. But most of them, believing that art should proselytize, end up producing visual sermons: warnings about the dangers of environmental depredation, greed, and incivility that require volumes of text to explicate. Konopasek, who has more of an Old Testament sensitivity to hubris, modestly lets her images speak for themselves.
In the February 2013 edition of 15 Bytes Geoff Wichert reviews Lenka Konopasek’s new exhibit of oil paintings and paper constructions at the SLC Main Library.
Geoff Wichert has degrees in critical writing and creative nonfiction. He writes about art to settle the arguments going on in his head.