The Art House Gallery is excited to present new work from Mark Kurdziel from March 3 through March 26, 2023
Kurdziel is an artist based in Jersey City using oil paint and oil distemper. His work combines plastic pictorial ideas and personal poetic concerns by using form, color, and space through metaphor to express the poetry, mystery, and melancholy of our shared existence. The exhibition at the Art House Gallery represents Kurdziel’s newest work from the last several years.
The exhibition runs from March 3 through March 26 with a reception on Saturday, March 4, 5:00pm to 8:00pm. A brief preview for the show will be held on March 3 for JC Fridays from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Curator Andrea McKenna says, “When looking at Mark’s work, the first thing I notice is his use of color. The deep saturation of hues draws you into a mythical narrative made up of everyday objects, creating a beautiful view into the artist's personal world.”
All works is for sale in the Art House Gallery at The Hendrix at 345 Marin Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07302. Art House Gallery exhibitions are always free and open to the public. Images of Mark's artwork are posted on our online gallery.
ABOUT MARK KURDZIEL
"Mark Kurdziel's new paintings reveal the mythological in the ordinary: a party, a fish tank, a domestic cat. His women are hieratic. The flatness of their appearance on the canvas makes them Egyptian goddesses, or Greek Kouroi, or the formal erotic shapes of the sculptures of Khajuraho. These women are his link with the past- his own painterly past and the roots of painting. But just in case you thought to get too serious, there's a touch of Fat Freddie's Cat sniffing in the old fish store: mischief amongst the mystery. The ruling goddess is desire. Like all of Mark Kurdziel's unique work, the imagist language is his own while being deeply rooted in painterly traditions from the papyri through abstract expressionism. Mark Kurdziel is an American painter true to global roots. This current show is a step into territory that combines the traditional and the contemporary in a way that acknowledges the alienation of the modern without losing touch with the richness of the past. This is powerful work." ----Desmond Barry, author of: The Chivalry of Crime, A Bloody Good Friday, and Cressida's Bed. His shorter prose has appeared in The New Yorker and Granta.
For more information about Mark and his work, go to his website - www.markkurdziel.com