Aug 16, 2016 - Sep 16, 2016
Vincent Hloznik: Between War and Dream
The exhibition “Vincent Hloznik: Between War and Dream” features 20 Surrealist-inspired linocut prints by Slovak artist Vincent Hloznik from the series Dreams (Sny) (1962) on loan from Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection at Hebrew Home at Riverdale.
They represent a turning point in the artist’s career as his figurative motifs—always related to the exploration of the human condition—began to take on more symbolic and metaphorical meanings. Detached human limbs, monstrous figures assembled from eyes and teeth, the Angel of Death, and threatening flanks of silhouetted and stylized archaic warriors signal unspecified danger, while angles and voids create an instability that marks the very real threat of annihilation, whether from war or nuclear arms.
Vincent Hloznik (1919–1997) was a key figure in modern Slovak art as both a teacher and artist, and was responsible for establishing the Department of Graphic Art and Illustration at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava after joining the faculty in 1952.
BBLA Gallery at Bohemian National Hall
321 East 73rd Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10021
Viewing hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(Please note that BBLA's exhibition space is occasionally closed for events. Call 212-988-1733 to verify access.)
Closing reception: Thursday, September 15, 6:30 - 8:30 PM.
This event is organized by Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection at Hebrew Home at Riverdale, Consulate General of Slovakia in New York, with support of BBLA.
321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
From: Aug 16, 2016
To: Sep 16, 2016