Julian Stanczak: Dynamic Fields
February 10 - March 17, 2018
Opening reception, Saturday, February 10 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Julian Stanczak_ Dynamic Fields

David Richard Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming presentation, Julian Stanczak: Dynamic Fields, the gallery’s fourth solo exhibition for the artist. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, February 10 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM and the exhibition will remain on view through March 17, 2018 at the Santa Fe venue located at 1570 Pacheco Street, Suite E2, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505, P: 505-983-9555. A digital catalogue will be available online.

 

The current exhibition, Dynamic Fields, explores the “impact” of Stanczak’s paintings on the viewer and the sensations they create from the color palettes and compositions. Stanczak was interested in creating vibrant works that convey not only energy, but the sensation of movement and motion within the paintings. Selections from certain bodies of work, such as his “bound boxes”, “diagonal constructs” as well as more lyrical and rhythmic compositions from his “grass” paintings demonstrate how he used a variety of methods, including angled and diagonal lines and gradients of color to achieve his objectives.

 

Stanczak’s paintings were inspired by his love of nature, but color was his passion, how the palette of the paintings could transform the energy of a space and effect the mood of the viewers. He was interested in developing methods and approaches using simple lines and geometric shapes as well as repetition of such elements at angles of 45 degrees or more to suggest direction and movement. When combined with value gradients of colors or ranges of saturation, the painting surfaces softly undulated like a wave or pivoted on an edge. The artist was most interested in how the viewer experienced his work, their reaction and interpretation. His creations were always elegant and sophisticated, meticulously painted with attention given to every detail.

 

The Gallery’s three prior solo exhibitions for Stanczak focused on specific bodies of work. The first solo exhibition in 2011, Elusive Transparencies, was a survey of what the artist referred to as “see-through” paintings—overlapping planes of color that looked as though they were floating in space, conveying depth and perspective—that were very important to him and spanned nearly his entire career. Grids and Planes, in 2012, was the second solo exhibition that presented classic grid structures with endless gradients of color that, depending upon the palette, either created a portal to access a world beyond or the center of the grid seemed to lift off the wall and intervene in the gallery space. The third solo exhibition, Lineal Pathways, in 2014 explored Stanczak’s return in the 1990s and 2000s to his more reductive approach of using just lines and a simple palette of only 2 or 3 colors to create illusory topographical surfaces that looked as though silk cloth had been draped over an array of structures on a flat surface. These were evocative of the artist’s works from the 1960s and demonstrated his continued interest in and mastery of creating the most impact with the greatest economy of means. 

 

Julian Stanczak Accumulating Warm Acrylic on canvas 2002 38 x 38 at David Richard Gallery Julian Stanczak
Accumulating Warm
Acrylic on canvas
2002
38 x 38 inches
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Julian Stanczak Pulsating Line I and II Acrylic on canvas 1998 50 x 84 at David Richard Gallery Julian Stanczak
Pulsating Line I and II
Acrylic on canvas
1998
50 x 84 inches
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Julian Stanczak Centered Duality Red II Acrylic on canvas 1981 30 x 30 at David Richard Gallery Julian Stanczak
Centered Duality Red II
Acrylic on canvas
1981
30 x 30 inches
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Julian Stanczak Centered Duality Blue II Acrylic on canvas 1981 30 x 30 at David Richard Gallery Julian Stanczak
Centered Duality Blue II
Acrylic on canvas
1981
30 x 30 inches
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Julian Stanczak Centered Duality Pale Acrylic on canvas 1981 30 x 30 at David Richard Gallery Julian Stanczak
Centered Duality Pale
Acrylic on canvas
1981
30 x 30 inches
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Central Shift Julian Stanczak
Central Shift
Acrylic on canvas
1986
44 x 44 inches
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Julian Stanczak Disaligned Acrylic on canvas 1987 60 x 60 at David Richard Gallery Julian Stanczak
Disaligned
Acrylic on canvas
1987
60 x 60 inches
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Julian Stanczak Everything Passing Acrylic on canvas 1990 68 x 36 at David Richard Gallery Julian Stanczak
Everything Passing
Acrylic on canvas
1990
68 x 36 inches
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Julian Stanczak Filled with Light Acrylic on canvas 2002 32 x 38 at David Richard Gallery Julian Stanczak
Filled with Light
Acrylic on canvas
2002
32 x 38 inches
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Holding Secrets Late Light Julian Stanczak
Holding Secrets Late Light
Acrylic on panel
2006
24 x 24 inches
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Julian Stanczak Pathway Acrylic on canvas 1992 34 x 32 at David Richard Gallery Julian Stanczak
Pathway
Acrylic on canvas
1992
34 x 32 inches
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Invitation to Touch 2 Julian Stanczak
Invitation to Touch 2
Acrylic on canvas
1986
44 x 44 inches
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Julian Stanczak Measure Dark Blue Acrylic on canvas 1991 34 x 24 at David Richard Gallery Julian Stanczak
Measure Dark Blue
Acrylic on canvas
1991
34 x 24 inches
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Julian Stanczak Vertical Succession Acrylic on canvas 1999 52 x 45 at David Richard Gallery Julian Stanczak
Vertical Succession
Acrylic on canvas
1999
52 x 45 inches
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Late Desert Hue Julian Stanczak
Late Desert Hue
Acrylic on canvas
1999
80 x 50 inches
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Julian Stanczak Structure In Yellow Acrylic on canvas 1989 60 x 60 at David Richard Gallery Julian Stanczak
Structure In Yellow
Acrylic on canvas
1989
60 x 60 inches
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Julian Stanczak Forming In White 3 Acrylic on canvas 1991 30 x 30 at David Richard Gallery Julian Stanczak
Forming In White 3
Acrylic on canvas
1991
30 x 30 inches
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Julian Stanczak Pulstating Line II Acrylic on canvas 1989-98 50 x 42 at David Richard Gallery Julian Stanczak
Pulstating Line II
Acrylic on canvas
1989-98
50 x 42 inches
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Julian Stanczak Pulstating Line I Acrylic on canvas 1989-98 50 x 42 at David Richard Gallery Julian Stanczak
Pulstating Line I
Acrylic on canvas
1989-98
50 x 42 inches
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Julian Stanczak Pathway in Blue Acrylic on canvas 1992 34 x 24 at David Richard Gallery Julian Stanczak
Pathway in Blue
Acrylic on canvas
1992
34 x 24 inches
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