Galeria Merida is pleased to announce an extraordinary retrospective exhibition of work by Joseph Kurhajec opening at 8:00 p.m., on Friday, February 8 through March 8, 2014.
Joseph’s work spans over five decades of exhibitions in Europe, North and South America. His works have been shown in and collected by the Whitney and Guggenheim Museums, The New School, and many art galleries in New York, Paris, Rome, and Basel among others. Joseph currently works from three studios: Atelier in Paris, France, The Treadwell Museum of Fine Art in Treadwell, New York and the Merida Museum of Art, Merida, Yucatan.
Edward Bryant wrote of Joseph …”On the edge of `artistic evangelism´ his work prods us to reconsider those unthinkable premises for survival after the deluge, the rain of fire, when art will be at the service of the emotional, the irrational and the magical. Fetishes, masks, armored warriors, gagged heads, and the expressive madness of materials for warn us of an era post-mortem rather than post-modern.”
“Art is eternal: for it reveals the inner landscape which is the soul of the man. Let the works speak for themselves,” Joseph Kurhajec. And that they do. GM
Galeria Merida has scheduled 2 three-day public workshops for a fee of $500.00 pesos each.
MASKS and HAND BUILDING CERAMICS IN CLAY: Viernes, 16:00 – 19:00; Sabado e Domingo, 10:00 – 13:00