August 11 - September 25
Thursday, August 11
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The opening reception for Stan Brodsky will be free and open to the public. Free food and refreshments provided.
Art Conservation Techniques
presented by ART of NYC & Long Island
Wednesday, August 24
This lecture will be free and open to the public.
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Discussion on Brodsky's Influence
Susan Rostan, Doug Reina, Peter Galasso, Marceil Kazickas, Ellen Hallie Schiff, and Alicia R. Peterson
Wednesday, August 31
This event will be free and open to the public.
Gallery North is pleased to present Recastings: Stan Brodsky. As a complement to the exhibition, ART of NYC & Long Island, an art conservation firm based on Long Island, will do a presentation on art conservation techniques. The exhibition, reception and presentation will be free and open to the public. Recastings is a memorial retrospective of contemporary painter Stan Brodsky. This exhibition of small, medium and large oil paintings and works on paper – Brodsky’s third at Gallery North – focuses on the artist’s long-held fascination with the nature of painting, his unparalleled use of color, and his characteristic tendency to lose himself in the experience of nature itself. Throughout his career, Brodsky found nature to be a catalyst for tonal relationships, shapes, and gestures. In capturing his experience of nature, however, the artist resisted the urge to create forms that were referential. Instead, he wanted to transform something personal into something rich, something universal. The artist stated:
“I think I have to start from something. I don’t conceptualize, I don’t think up an idea. I have to react to something outside myself, experience it. I have to look at something that stimulates me, then recast it, reinvent it, make it into something personal.”
Recastings explores Brodsky’s own transformation of the natural world and reveals how painting can evoke the ecstatic experience of a body immersed in nature. This exhibition is generously sponsored by Nancy Goroff, Jefferson’s Ferry, bld Architecture, and Suffolk County’s Department of Economic Development and Planning. The exhibition, reception and lecture will be
free and open to the public.
Stan Brodsky was born in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn in 1925. After serving in WWII, he earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Missouri, an MFA from the University of Iowa, attended classes at the Académie Julian in Paris, and later earned a doctorate in education from Columbia Teachers College. Based in Huntington, New York, Brodsky exhibited nationally and internationally, including solo shows at Manhattan galleries, Hofstra University Art Museum, the University Gallery at the University of Bridgeport, and a career retrospective at the Heckscher Museum of Art in 2013, as well as group exhibitions at the Parrish Museum in Southampton, the Long Island Museum, and Guild Hall in East Hampton. His work can be found in many public collections, including the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Neuberger Museum of Art, the Farnsworth Art Museum, and the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University. Stan Brodsky died in March 2019.