Six paintings by acclaimed colorist Julian Stanczak (1928 – 2017) will be on view in the 499 Park Avenue atrium from March 25 – September 7, 2019. The show, accompanied by a color brochure with an essay by Joe Fyfe, is presented in cooperation with Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery, New York. The opening reception will be held on April 9th, from 5 – 7 PM.
Best known for his key role in the Op Art movement, Stanczak’s meditative canvases reward engaged contemplation. A 22-foot wide, six panel work from 1989 Change With Light will anchor the exhibition, alongside other major paintings from throughout his career. Stanczak received his MFA from Yale University in 1956, where he studied with Josef Albers and Conrad Marca-Relli. His work has been exhibited worldwide, including group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, the New Museum in New York, and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, in addition to a 50 year retrospective at the Cleveland Institute of Art in Ohio. His work can also be found in numerous collections, including the Albright Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, The Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh , the Hirschhorn Museum and National Gallery in Washington, DC, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.