Julian Stanczak "Elusive Transparencies"
Julian Stanczak, Tactile See-Through, 1974, Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36"
Julian Stanczak Elusive Transparencies September 1 - 30, 2011 Opening reception: Friday, September 2, 2011, 5:00-7:00 PM David Richard Contemporary, LLC 130 Lincoln Avenue, Suite D, Santa Fe, NM 87501 p 505-983-9555 | f 505-983-1284 | www.DavidRichardContemporary.com
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.