JULIAN STANCZAK
Elusive Transparencies
September 1 - September 30, 2011
September 1 - 30, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Opening reception with artist Friday, September 2, 2011 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

David Richard Contemporary is pleased to present Elusive Transparencies, a retrospective exhibition of paintings by Julian Stanczak focused exclusively on his illusory “see-through” abstractions, which have been at the core of his art-making practice for the past five decades. The presentation will feature Stanczak’s various methods for producing optical effects on canvas, including his use of color—contrasting, physical mixing or varying proportions of just one color—in combination with other techniques, such overlapping planar shapes or lines in compositions; defining shapes with hard or diffuse edges; adding vertical or horizontal lines to activate the surfaces; and layering dots, dashes and triangles in contrasting colors on the surfaces to produce vibrational effects. Paintings from 1968 to the present, including his most recent one comprised of 15 separate panels—each 16 inches square—will be exhibited.

Julian Stanczak’s impressive career includes over 90 solo exhibitions in New York, Washington, D.C., Cleveland, Cincinnati, Houston, Los Angeles, London, England, Tokyo, Japan, Warsaw, Poland and Ontario, Canada, among other cities. His artwork has been featured in numerous national and international group shows such as the seminal exhibitions in 1965 that established the perceptual art movement, Vibrations Eleven, at the Martha Jackson Gallery, New York and The Responsive Eye, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Stanczak’s artwork is included in the permanent collections of 76 museums, among them, Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo), Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, D.C.), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Museum of Modern Art (New York), National Gallery of Art and Sculpture Garden (Washington, D.C.), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, D.C.) and Victoria and Albert Museum (London, England). His artwork is also featured in many important public and private collections. Julian Stanczak was born in Borownica, Poland and now lives and works in Seven Hills, Ohio.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by the artist, Julian Stanczak. The catalogue will also be available on-line.
 

 

Exhibited Work

Tactile See-Through Julian Stanczak
Tactile See-Through
Acrylic on canvas
1974
36 x 36 inches
 
Pulstating Line I and II Julian Stanczak
Pulstating Line I and II
Acrylic on canvas
1989-98
50 x 84 inches
 
Unashamed of Change I_ II_ and III Julian Stanczak
Unashamed of Change I, II, and III
Acrylic on canvas
1968
72 x 108 inches
 
Suspended Julian Stanczak
Suspended
Acrylic on canvas
1990
36 x 70 inches
 
Spring Fold Julian Stanczak
Spring Fold
Acrylic on canvas
1973
32 x 74 inches
 
Silky Light Julian Stanczak
Silky Light
Acrylic on canvas
1972
34 x 34 inches
 
Julian Stanczak
Red Diffusion
Acrylic on canvas
1977
60 x 50 inches
 
Julian Stanczak
Pulstating Line II
Acrylic on canvas
1989-98
50 x 42 inches
 
Julian Stanczak
Pulstating Line I
Acrylic on canvas
1989-98
50 x 42 inches
 
Julian Stanczak
Proportional Yellow
Acrylic on wood
2010-11
16 x 16 inches
 
Julian Stanczak
Proportional White
Acrylic on wood
2010
16 x 16 inches
 
Julian Stanczak
Proportional Orange
Acrylic on wood
2010
16 x 16 inches
 
Proportional Black Julian Stanczak
Proportional Black
Acrylic on wood
2011
16 x 16 inches
 
Out of the Blue Julian Stanczak
Out of the Blue
Acrylic on canvas
1977
30 x 30 inches
 
One Color _ 4 Julian Stanczak
One Color = 4
Acrylic on wood
2011
48 x 80 inches
 
Mirrored Julian Stanczak
Mirrored
Acrylic on canvas
1971
40 x 50 inches
 
Measure II Julian Stanczak
Measure II
Acrylic on canvas
1989
34 x 34 inches
 
Forming in White 1 Julian Stanczak
Forming in White 1
Acrylic on canvas
1991-92
30 x 30 inches
 
Julian Stanczak
Formation
Acrylic on canvas
1973
50 x 60 inches
 
Fervent II Julian Stanczak
Fervent II
Acrylic on canvas
1972
28 x 28 inches
 
Julian Stanczak
Chromatic Fold Green Cool
Acrylic on canvas
1970
22 x 22 inches
 
Bounding Julian Stanczak
Bounding
Acrylic on canvas
1989
50 x 50 inches
 
Julian Stanczak
Assemble
Acrylic on canvas
1973-74
50 x 40 inches
 
Navaho_s Summer Julian Stanczak
Navaho's Summer
Acrylic on canvas
1973
50 x 50 inches
 

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