"ARTIST ILONA SZWARC ON HER UPCOMING SHOW: VIRGIN SOAP — REVERSING GENDER ROLES, EXPERIMENTING WITH SILICONE, EXPLORING COLOR AND MORE IN HER NEW EXHIBITION AT DIANE ROSENSTEIN GALLERY"
"Szwarc casts herself as sculptor and directs her doppelgänger in elegant poses in a setting reminiscent of classic artist studios of centuries past. The interaction, the bold color story and the peek into an artist’s world all work to reveal a fascinating cinematic story."
"Multidisciplinary artist Ilona Szwarc‘s upcoming show Virgin Soap is filled with various shades of green and cobalt blue, with scenes of Szwarc shaping a plaster mold on a model posed in a classical position, evocative of Titian’s “Venus of Urbino.” Szwarc—whose work exists in a world between photography, sculpture and performance—tells stories of transformation in off-kilter portraits and through self-portraiture. Showing parts of her process is oftentimes an integral element of her vision."