On Tuesday, 19 February 2013, MENO NIŠA Gallery (J. Basanavičiaus str. 1/13, Vilnius) opens the exhibition Fruits & Vegetables authored by textile artist Lina Zavadskė and sculptor Marius Zavadskis.

The artists are known on the Lithuanian art arena for more than a decade. Since 2002, they have co-authored a number of group exhibitions, participated in international symposiums, open-air exhibitions and given solo exhibitions. Fruits & Vegetables presents vivid textile compositions of Lina Zavadskė performed using a mixed technique combining acrylic painting, embroidery and beading techniques, and wooden sculptures of Marius Zavadskis portraying author’s unique interpretations of folk carving aesthetics.

The artists themselves present the project with an ample dose of irony and play: “We can hear every day: eat more fruits and vegetables. They are good for health and beauty, they are a great source of vitamins, youth elixir, salvation from the global warming of the planet… In fact, we can quote a classic saying that accurate portrayal of a fruit or vegetable using art techniques can tell a lot. Therefore, we exhibit pieces that, like a rich potato or succulent tomato, conceal their true meaning under a veil of colourful beads or modest bast of a wooden board.”

Lina Zavadzkė and Marius Zavadskis invite spectators to take part in this game of meanings, images and colours in which everyone can choose according to his or her taste.

Holder of BA and MA degrees from Vilnius Academy of Arts, Department of Textile, Lina Zavadskė is a frequent participant of international and national textile biennials. A particular characteristic of her works is combining different textile techniques with painting. Graduate from the Department of Sculpture of Vilnius Academy of Arts, Marius Zavadskis is a representative of sculpture, textile and applied graphics art. He is the author of large scale sculptures from textile, frequent participant of international exhibitions held in the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany and other countries.

The exhibition is open by 15 March.