Exhibition: May 27 - June 25, 2016
Gallery Hours: Saturdays, 12-5pm or by appointment
Optimistically, reverence is innate, but realistically it is taught. More commonly, Lemanski believes it is learned passively through the prolonged process of environmental exposure. Like seepage or irradiation. A slow internalizing of the outside, sometimes called equilibrium, acclimation, or adaptation, has also been characterized as the genesis of myth. Bioaccumulation and transfiguration are matters of perspective, points on the same plane. And everything will follow from there.
Using the disposable and prosaically toxic, Lemanski has sought out veneration and repose. Or to borrow from a friend's Instagram handle "junk_palace".
TJ Lemanski received a BFA in Printmaking from Northern Illinois University. He is a member of the artist collective Ink Tank and the Free Beer podcast. His awards are too numerous and fictitious to list.