Laisvyde Salciute Exhibition

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Laisvyde Salciute's new exhibition on view this month at Vyner Street Gallery is inspired by Virginia Woolf's novel Orlando. A Biography where the protagonist of the novel is not subject to gender or time constraints and lives a life of oscillating sex through the ages. This brave reevaluation of gender is one of the biggest values of the novel. Salciute says,  "According to Jacques Lacan, any constant sensual and visual identity can only reach us as a gap between words and images. In this series of artwork I was interested in transforming reality into a traumatic phantasm or a dream in a dream. From random images and quotations resourced from the Internet, I have fabricated visual puns on distance, scarcity, desire and images of disintegrating identity and illusion as existing in indefinite time and space." Orlando. A Biography, a series of 26 silkscreens will be on view from July 19 to July 21, 2012  at Vyner Street Gallery, 23 Vyner Street London