Monumental Works is an exhibition of paintings by Friedel Dzubas from the mid 70's to the early 80's. This show features several large-scale paintings nearly 10 feet tall and over 20 feet wide. According to Gallery Director, James Walsh, "These works represent an important benchmark of Dzubas's achievement in terms of his grappling with the physical limitations of a 'portable' painting, a painting that can be disassembled and rebuilt for exhibitions."
On the eve of what would be his 100th birthday in 2015, The SAGG is delighted to begin the celebration and revisit the important work of this artist. Mark Golden, CEO of Golden Artist Colors shares, "It will be clear to anyone visiting the show, the incredible power that these paintings project. I am confident that this exhibition will ignite renewed interest in this brilliant artist." Dzubas spent some time in Upstate NY, including several years as a visiting artist in Ithaca, at Cornell and also made regular visits to Norwich in Chenango County.
The opening reception for 'Monumental Works' will be on September 13, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Sam & Adele Golden Gallery (The SAGG). The exhibition will continue through March 28, 2015. Gallery hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
"These works represent some of the artist's finest examples of his ability in working with the very unique Magna Acrylics developed by Sam Golden and Leonard Bocour in the late 1940's," said Golden. "Although artists such as Morris Louis or Roy Lichtenstein are more recognized for their use of the Magna paints, Dzubas clearly demonstrates his own undeniable skill in moving these colors in a way that 40 years later they feel as fresh as the day they were painted."
Friedel Dzubas's artwork is in numerous private and public collections around the world, including the Whitney Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY; Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute, Utica, NY; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.
A catalog of the 'Monumental Works' exhibition will be available, featuring an essay by Karen Wilkin. To learn more about artist Friedel Dzubas, go to www.dzubas.com.
The Estate of Friedel Dzubas is represented by Loretta Howard Gallery, 525 W 26th Street, New York, NY.