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Pinzel/Myjak: A Meeting in Lviv

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Adam Myjak, photo: Albert Zawada / Agencja Gazeta

Adam Myjak, photo: Albert Zawada / Agencja Gazeta

The Pinzel/Myjak: A Meeting exhibition in the Lviv National Art Gallery is designed as a dialogue between the artwork of Jan Jerzy Pinzel and Adam Myjak. Their meeting takes place in Lviv – a city with longstanding multi-cultural traditions and an openness to new art trends.

In Lviv, Adam Myjak, a great admirer of Jan Jerzy Pinzel’s work, is rediscovering the roots of his own work. The Museum of Jan Jerzy Pinzel, built thanks to Borys Woźnicki in the Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, will show 17 sculptures by Adam Myjak, a cross-section of the 50 years of his work. The hosts of the exhibition emphasise the dichotomy of the artists’ works, adding a new level of meaning and interpretations to each one of them.

Adam Myjak’s art muses about the necessity of life, about a human determined to exist. It is confronted with Jan Jerzy Pinzel’s sculptures, depicting biblical and allegorical figures. Their extreme expressiveness and dramatic sharpness amaze the viewer with their ascetic beauty. Both sculptors are cautious with expression ­– pain and soulfulness are set in bronze or wood. Vertical forms and ascending structures are features in both of artists’ works.

The exhibition is organised by the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw under the honorary patronage of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland – Piotr Gliński, in cooperation with the National Art Gallery in Sopot.

The exhibition is on from 17th March to 14th May 2017. An exhibition catalogue has been published in three languages: Polish, English and Ukrainian.

Sources: own materials, compiled by AJS Mar 2017, translated by WF Mar 2017

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