Painting by Joanna Sarapata

Greenpointers will have the chance to see the work of the celebrated Polish artist Joanna Sarapata this Friday, Nov. 16, at 7:00 p.m. at Klub Amber (71 India St.). Sarapata’s creations have appeared in galleries, museums, private and public collections around the world.

The show, entitled “ Scent of A Woman,” features sensual and intimate portraits of women. Sarapata, a graduate of the highly prestigious L’ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, won the Paris Opera Grand Prize in its poster competition in 1996.

Painting by Joanna Sarapata

Although she was born and raised in Poland, Sarapata arrived in Paris at the age of 18 and the city, like many artists before her, had a lasting and dramatic effect on her worldview. She referred to Paris as a “ school for femininity” and her work captures something of the legendary Parisian sensuality. Her work is very erotic, but Sarapata adds: “Eroticism is not just sex, a narrow waist and long legs. It is also behavior, a way to sit and talk topics. I do not paint pure erotica, only femininity. I like women, I am their friend, I know them well. I know well what it is like to be a woman in a relationship, a beloved woman, but also a woman betrayed.”

Paintings by Joanna Sarapata

The following day her show will move to The Kosciuszko Foundation at 15 E 65th St. in Manhattan, which will have an opening gala at 7:00 PM. In all, 30 of her works will remain on exhibit there until Jan. 19, 2019. Sarapata has a unique talent and captures in her art intimate moments that only a female can portray. Come and check out her unique vision Friday night.

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  1. wonderful technique–however, it was inappropriate for viewing by young children at the Kosciuszko Foundation on Sat., Dec. 1 between the hours of 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. They attended the annual Sw, Mikolaj celebration. Couldn’t the paintings have been taken down for the afternoon and replaced after the departure of the children?

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