Julian Stanczak: The Eighties
The Eighties isour third solo exhibition with Julian Stanczak. This installation of fifteen paintings made between 1982-1990 explores Stanczak's skillful use of gradations of color and form to create a subtle experience of light. In essence and outlook they are also emotional landscapes, an effort to transcend the surface containment of the painting as object and connect with the viewer in a perceptual way. Stanczak lived and worked in Cleveland, Ohio, but wrote about the impact on his painting of his life as a Polish refugee in Uganda, and the simultaneous beauty of the African landscape. “When I see the dramatic shapes and colors of nature, observe their power, it triggers in me the need to translate these primordial forces.”
We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Barbara Stanczak, Krzys Stanczak, Neil Rector, and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NYC, in the organization of this exhibition.