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Date: Jan 22, 2008
Hofstra University Museum Explores "Stan Brodsky, The Figure: 1951-2006"
Exhibit Includes 28 Visually Engrossing Works of Self Examination and GrowthHofstra University, Hempstead, NY – The Hofstra University Museum presents a distinctive figurative autobiographical journey including 28 visually engrossing works with Stan Brodsky, The Figure: 1951-2006. The exhibit will be on display April 8 through June 6, 2008 in the Hofstra University Museum - Emily Lowe Gallery, south campus.
The exhibit, curated by the Museum’s Assistant Director of Exhibitions and Collections Karen T. Albert, includes 28 works that begin with the artist’s personal self-examination in the early 1950s, during his days of study at the Academie Julien in Paris. The exhibit catalogue features the essay Being Stan Brodsky, by the art critic and filmmaker Amei Wallach, who describes Brodsky’s 1960s and 1970s paintings as having “austerity of space and delicacy of color with which he was than imbuing his landscapes.”
A number of Brodsky’s works explore his own compelling inner struggles, Himself Dissected (1999), as well as the struggle of his son Adam’s battle with obsessive compulsive disorder, Adam’s World #14 (1992). After years of turmoil and loss of family, the exhibit ends with a tribute to the joyful aspects of his life as seen in Portrait of Jeanne (2006), a painting that pays homage to his wife Jeanne Hewitt.
“Stan Brodksy is one of the foremost artists of the region and we are delighted to highlight a little known but powerful aspect of his work,” said Hofstra University Museum Director Beth Levinthal. “The exhibit exemplifies the Museum’s commitment to the presentation of thought provoking and stimulating opportunities for our University and Long Island audiences.”
In conjunction with the exhibit, several programs are planned including How Styles Change an Art Talk Series presentation with noted art historian, Irving Sandler, on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 7:00 pm. A Conversation with Stan Brodsky which will take place on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at 3 p.m. and a public reception with the artist is planned on Sunday, April 27, 2008 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. More information on this exhibit and associated public programs call (516) 463-5672 or visit the Hofstra University Museum website at http://www.hofstra.edu/museum
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