Ilona Szwarc: Virgin Soap 👀

831 N. Highland Ave Los Angeles, CA 90038
Sep 04, 6 PM - 8 PM — ends Oct 09, 2021
September 4 - October 9, 2021

Photographs and sculpture by Ilona Szwarc. The Polish American artist documents herself casting a model’s torso in silicone and plaster. A female artist with a focus on self-portraiture, Szwarc draws on her ongoing fascination with doppelgängers. She explores themes of identity, transformation, and the dopplegänger - an inquiry rooted in her immigrant experience. Szwarc’s work is concerned with rendering her experience visible in a way impossible in language. Here, the artist plays Pygmalion, unsure where the boundary lies between the real and the fake.