Porter Contemporary presents Women of Power, a solo photography exhibition by Katarzyna Majak from May 31 through July 14, 2012 with an opening reception with the artist on May 31 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

Katarzyna Majak explores the power of women as she searches for female wisdom and plurality of spiritual paths hidden within monoreligious Polish society.  Majak’s Women of Power series turns stereotypical witch imagery on its head and showcases striking images of women ranging from their 30’s to 80’s, wearing colorful unconventional clothes, and holding their unique objects of power. When asked what being a witch meant to one of the subjects in the series, she replied ‘A witch is a woman of knowledge who takes a broom and sweeps to cleanse the world.’

Maria (2011/2012), by Katarzyna Majak, lim. ed. photograph printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308g, 31.5″ x 21.7


Exhibition Dates: May 31 through July 14
Opening Reception with the Artist: May 31, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Porter / Contemporary, 548 W. 28th Street, 3rd Floor, NYC
Gallery Hours: Wed. 11 – 6 PM; Thurs. 11 – 8 PM; Fri. and Sat. 11 – 6 PM