Sat 6/23 @ 4-7PM
The Op Art movement of the 1960s was relatively short-lived but it was the perfect movement for the era with its reliance on abstract geometric pieces that created optical illusions, particularly of motion, making it a perfect accessory to psychedelic drugs.
One of the star practitioners of Op Art was Julian Stanczak (the term was coined to refer to his work), a native of Poland who settled in Cleveland where he earned a degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art in the 1950s. He taught there for 30 years until his retirement in 1995 he died here at the age of 88 last year.
Now the Bonfoey Gallery downtown will be doing an extensive exhibit of his work, opening with a reception Sat 6/23 @ 4-7pm. The show also features the work of his wife Barbara, a sculptor, who explores nature through her wood and stone works. She’ll speak at the opening reception. It’s free and open to the public. The show remains on view through Sat 7/28.