An exhibition of selected recent works by Richmond artist Andrew Kozlowski will be displayed in Mary Baldwin University’s Hunt Gallery from January 17–February 4, 2011. The exhibit, 24 Hour Paradise: Work by Andy Kozlowski, will feature original prints created through a variety of processes.
Kozlowski received his MFA in Painting and Printmaking from VCU in 2007 and his BFA in printmaking from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in 2003 and he recently completed a residency at the Frans Masereel Center in Belgium. His work has been included in numerous shows in Philadelphia, New York, Richmond, and elsewhere throughout the United States. Kozlowski has taught at Virginia Commonwealth University, The University of Richmond and the Corcoran College of Art in Washington DC. He coordinated the 2008 Southern Graphics Council Conference “Command Print” and the 2010 joint SECAC and MACAA conference “Curiouser” — both hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University. As a freelance art critic he has written for Art Papers Magazine, Richmond’s Style Weekly, and NY Arts Magazine. Kozlowski is currently a board member of Studio 23, a non-profit printmaking studio founded in Richmond in 2008. More information about his work can be found on his website.
Regarding his art, Kozlowski says the following: “The inspiration for my work is an ever-ricocheting attention span, resulting in a worldview constructed with pop culture, public radio, punk rock, and conspiracy theories. The result is a black comedy of epic proportions where the world is made of fictional events based on true stories. The work grows in direct response to disasters throughout history. I am continually amazed at my inability to comprehend the human response to events such as terrorism, colonialism, and ecological and financial collapse. My goal is to refasten these stories into new events, if only to point out the dislocation between trying to tell the truth and attempting to follow the correct course of action.”
A reception will be held for the artist on Monday, January 17, from 4:30–6:00 p.m. in Hunt Gallery. The public is invited to attend. Hunt Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary work in all media by regionally and nationally recognized artists. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the College’s academic year.