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Opening Reception for "Substance and Illusion" Rescheduled for March 5
Join us for the rescheduled opening reception for "Substance and Illusion," the third in a series of four exhibitions at Kelvin Smith Library of the art of Julian Stanczak, world-renowned painter and pioneer in Optical Art.
The reception will be held on Wednesday, March 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the library’s art gallery. The event is an opportunity to meet and speak with one of the most important living artists in Cleveland, and will also feature remarks from Henry Adams, CWRU professor of American Art. Please click here to RSVP.
The series at Kelvin Smith Library is a retrospective of Stanczak's work, moving in chronological order of the art’s creation. The work of many Op Artists is aggressive and dazzling, but in the 1980s Stanczak began producing works of a gentler, more philosophical, more meditative character, which challenge us to distinguish between real substance and illusion. “Substance and Illusion” features ghostly apparitions of color that float off the picture surface, like a palpable spiritual presence.
Stanczak’s work has been exhibited extensively around the world and is represented in more than 85 museums and 100 public collections. Also a distinguished educator, Stanczak began his 38-year teaching career in 1957 at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati. In 1964, he became a professor of painting at Cleveland Institute of Art, a position he held until his retirement in 1995.
The dates and titles of upcoming exhibits are:
- "Substance and Illusion": Feb. 4 — March 28
- "Pushing the Envelope: New Dimensions of Color": April 3 — June 6
The exhibits are free and open to the public with valid photo ID during the library’s regular business hours. Learn more at library.case.edu/ksl/events.
Posted by Hannah Levy on February 19, 2014 08:41 AM