Wlodzimierz Ksiazek works exhibited at Bannister, March 3-30

Wlodzimierz Ksiazek. Oil and cold wax on canvas, 2008-2009, 30" x 40."
From March 3-30, the works of local artist Wlodzimierz Ksiazek will be on display in Bannister Gallery. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 3, from 5-8 p.m.

Concurrently, Bannister’s Hall Space Gallery will feature an exhibit of paintings by Brian Corey.

A panel discussion – The Art of Wlodzimierz Ksiazek – will be held on Wednesday, March 30, at 6 p.m. at Bannister.

Moderated by Bannister Gallery director James Montford, the panel will include Judith Tannenbaum, the Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design; Power Boothe, artist and professor at Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford; William Corbett, poet, essayist, art critic, editor, and professor at MIT; and artist Wlodzimierz Ksiazek.

In 1982, Wlodzimierz Ksiazek immigrated to New York City because of the imposition of martial law in Poland. His work implicitly addresses the processes of time and exile, recovery, and ruin.

Ksiazek, who lives and works in Rhode Island, has exhibited at Marisa del Re Gallery and John Gibson Gallery in New York as well as throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. His work resides in numerous public and private collections in the United States and abroad.

Ksiazek has taught at numerous schools, universities and colleges, including Loughborough University (UK), Dartmouth College, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston).

The exhibition is curated by RIC art professor Lisa Russell.

Brian Corey. Untitled.
Brian Corey – exhibiting in the Hall Space Gallery – is a kind of naturalist whose themes examine or mimic the natural world.

His imagery creates a moment of merged forms that evoke a beauty dependent on a conceptualized view of biological ecosystems turned into drawings of ambiguous yet seductive forms.

Gallery hours during exhibits are Tuesday through Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Exhibits and events are free and open to the public. Accessible to persons with disabilities.

For information on event dates and exhibit opening receptions, check the website at www.ric.edu/Bannister or call (401) 456-9765.