Marlboro College

NewsPress Release - 11/16/99

MARLBORO, VT - Marlboro College will be hosting a presentation by abstract painter Wlodzimierz Ksiazek, who will discuss his work at 4 p.m. Tuesday, November 30, in the College's Drury Gallery.

Born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1951, Ksiazek is a Solidarity-era, self-willed exile who has been a permanent resident of the United States since 1988. His work, which is characterized by over-painting and accumulation, has been exhibited at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Dartmouth College's Hopkins Center, Boston's Alpha Gallery, and other galleries in the USA, Germany, Poland, and around the world. His current exhibition, "Hostage," is currently showing at New York's Kouros Gallery.

Ksiazek, who was an artist in residence at Dartmouth College in 1998, earned his M.F.A. from the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts.

According to curator and art historian David Moos of the Birmingham Museum of Art, "Ksiazek's lucid application of oil paint, layer upon layer, allows us to retrace each work's construction. The decision-making regime that governs each image is born within the artist's body. As the surfaces become inflected, amended, and altered - oily drips marking their complexion and palette-knife material sweeping across their skins - the painter's body-network of movement is registered and made manifest."

Ksiazek's work has been featured in numerous publications, including Donald Kuspit's The Rebirth of Painting in the Late 20th Century (Cambridge University Press, 1999), Art New England's "Wlodzimierz Ksiazek at Alpha Gallery" by Rick McKowan (1999), and Art Forum's "Wlodzimierz Ksiazek at Marisa del Re Gallery" by Marek Bartelik (1997).

The event is free and open to the public. Marlboro College's Drury Gallery is fully accessible. For more information, contact Marlboro College at (802) 257-4333.

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