Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Piotr Uklanski (Polish, b. 1968)

Untitled (Ava), 2005

Pencil shavings and Plexiglas

60 1/2 x 75 1/2 x 4 in. (153.7 x 191.8 x 10.2 cm)

Gift of Cari and Michael J. Sacks

Piotr Uklański’s works address the fleeting nature of visual experience and attempt to capture the fragility of a moment. His works, including delicate compositions of pencil shavings that resemble paintings and photographs of sunsets, landscapes, and other images that verge on cliché, probe the classical notion of beauty in art.