Monday, August 27, 2012

September Exhibit at Hanford St. Gallery: Zbigniew Kozikowski

For September the Hanford St. Gallery is presenting a series of cityscapes by Polish born and educated Zbigniew Kozikowski.  He found his original inspiration in the cubist tradition of Picasso and Braque and his paintings reflect a constant pushing of the usual boundaries in terms of materials, methods, color and subject.

We can find, in this collection, a mixed use of acrylic, oil, watercolor and various texturizing elements as well as an integration of abstract forms and the vivacious beauty of nature and light. The skyline themes set forth in this new series are many times lifted from Kozikowski’s experience of a particular place, but are not intended to be representative of these places.  Rather, they are presented as an interpretative vision of the imagination.

A viewer is invited to enter into this vision, and thus enter into his own journey through feelings and memories. The experience of the viewer is heightened through the boldness of line and light and the inspired juxtaposition of modern and archetypically classical themes. You are invited to meet the artist at an Amador 1st Saturday Art Trek reception in the gallery on September 1st.  The exhibit will run from August 30th through September 30th.  Hanford St. Gallery is located at 291 Hanford St., Old Hwy 49 (next to the Days Inn), in Sutter Creek, CA, and is open Thu/Fri/Sat 10 - 5 and Sunday 11 -4:30.

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