On Wednesday, September 13, at the Polish-Slavic Center at 177 Kent St, in Brooklyn, a retrospective exhibition of Artur Skowron, an artist who passed away in 2022 in New York and who has been living here since 1990, “BEYOND TIME AND SPACE” was opened.
In the catalog for this exhibition, Aleksandra Madej wrote:
“His artistic work consists of the works that can be admired at this exhibition. They were made in various techniques – from classic painting, to drawing, to photography. However, in Artur’s work we can easily find a multitude of trends and inspirations that found individual interpretations in his works. Realistic elements coexist with those bordering on surrealism and abstraction. His works are characterized by strong expression. There is no place for monothematicity in Artur’s work. It is replaced by a multitude of threads and issues, which expresses great curiosity and hunger for the world.” Artur presented his works at over forty individual exhibitions and over one hundred and sixty collective exhibitions, including: in the United States, Poland, Germany, France, South Korea and China. He has won several artistic awards and distinctions. The curator of this exhibition is Janusz Skowron, Artur’s father, a well-known Polish artist and art animator, and he showed the audience around his son’s exhibition, talking very interestingly about the genesis of individual works. A surprise at the opening was the screening of an interesting documentary about Artur, where we could also admire him as a good musician.
During the opening, a special guest performed – an artist from Poland, Anna Maria Adamiak, an opera, operetta and musical singer. She began the concert beautifully by singing the opera aria “Lascia ch’io pianga” (“Rinaldo”, Handel), followed by “Which lips kisses” (“Giuditta” Lehar), “When the violinists play” (“Gypsy Love” Lehar), Songs from West Side Story and Polity, and retro songs from rep. among others Hanka Ordonówna, M.Fogg, Z.Pogorzelska and Irena Santor “You will return here”. She showed how diverse her repertoire is and how good she feels in it. Another surprise was the performance of her beautiful and also vocally talented daughter, Maja, who sang in a duet with his mother “The Twenties, the Thirties” and the solo “Who so nicely steals” from the movie “Hello, Szpicbródka”. This artistic evening gathered many art lovers and distinguished guests. Also in attendance was Deputy Speaker of the Sejm, Małgorzata Gosiewska and Consul General of the Republic of Poland Adrian Kubicki, who took honorary patronage over the exhibition.
The exhibition will last until October 20.
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