Cindy Kolodziejski makes reference to Marcel Duchamp's readymade porcelain urinal, which was exhibited in 1917. Kolodziejski's work jumps off from the starting point of antique urinals, and adds layers of imagery and metaphor. In addition to the provocative use of a container for bodily fluids, the artist entices the viewer by painting underwater scenes of women. These women seem to inhabit an enticing water world, and are depicted in various positions, floating and swimming. On other fish-like forms, the women are depicted showering or drying themselves. There are mixed references to the sea throughout—including seaweed, octopus tentacles and bubbles. It is a strange and mysterious brew of exquisitely rendered ceramic sculpture.
Cindy Kolodziejski lives and works in Venice, California. Born in Augsburg, Germany, Ms. Kolodziejski has had fourteen one-person shows since graduating from Otis College of Art and Design in 1986. Her work has appeared in numerous international survey exhibits, and is in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Long Beach Museum of Art, and the Newark Museum, among others.