Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY will present Julian Stanczak: Seriality, an exhibition of paintings by Julian Stanczak looking specifically at the artist’s engagement with the concept of working in series. This exhibition will be comprised of 12 large-scale paintings (ranging in date from 1970 to 2014) many seen in New York for the first time.
Working in series is a concept most commonly associated with Pop art (Andy Warhol’s soup cans) or Minimalism (Donald Judd’s boxes) but rarely examined in artists of the Op period which evolved during the same decades. Stanczak is perhaps unique among his Op peers in that he explored seriality with greater depth and dedication creating variations on the theme throughout his career. By engaging with this significant concept, Stanczak was able to bring a sense of the organic to the precise systems of Minimalism and emotional range to Pop’s ironic isolation. The exhibition at Mitchell-Innes & Nash seeks to reveal a new thread to the dialogue of this important period of American art.