4/2/2010 - Pittsburgh artist Robert KatKowski to have artwork displayed at JC
Artwork of Robert Katkowski Featured at Judson College
"Simulating Space," an exhibition featuring the paintings of Pittsburgh-based artist Robert Katkowski, will be on view at the Marian Tucker Acree Gallery at Judson College April 2-11.
Katkowski earned his BFA in Painting from Ohio State University and his MFA in Painting from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. For the past three years he has lived and worked in Pittsburgh.
Using landscape painting as a major component in his work, Katkowski wants the visual cues of landscape to suggest a framework of rational space to the painting. This space acts as a key to cross reference when other bizarre spaces are detected. It is through this combination of bizarre and rational space that his ideas take form and become most expressive.
Katkowki's paintings are entrenched in the unknown and forgotten.
"I'm mystified at the number of questions that remain debatable at what we assume to be our most sophisticated time," Katkowski said.
"For example, we don't know how the universe came into existence or where its boundaries lie. The thought that these things are still unknown leaves me feeling disturbed, anxious, and full of wonder. Was this knowledge known at some point in our age but has since been long forgotten? Questions like these may never have an answer, and knowing that instills a fervor of mystery."
The artist's reception will be on April 7 from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Katkowski will give a brief lecture on his work in Tucker Recital Hall at 1 p.m. on the same day.
Works in the exhibition are for sale and may be viewed at the website www.katkowski.com.
For more information about the work or the artist, contact Jamie Adams at 334.683.5251.
*Article courtesy of the Judson College Public Relations Department.