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  • 9 March 2017

    During the “Exhibition of Polish Art and Culture” in Art Wing of the “Museum of Science and Industry” in Los Angeles in 1980, a few young Polish artists met for the first time. They decided to exhibit together under the name KRAK. They all came to California from the city of Kraków. Now we will be able to see them again. The opening reception of the KRAK-ART Group will take place on March 18, 2017, at 6 PM, at Vienna Woods Gallery in Los Angeles.

                                                                                          

    During the “Exhibition of Polish Art and Culture” in Art Wing of the “Museum of Science and Industry” in Los Angeles in 1980, a few young Polish met for the first time. They decided to exhibit together under the name KRAK. They all came to California from the city of Kraków. 

    Their first group’s exhibit took place at the “Top O Art Gallery” in W. Hollywood, CA. in 1981 and was comprised only of four artists. Since then, the group has grown to over a dozen artists and for next decades it has been exhibiting in the numerous galleries of Los Angeles.

    The group’s work combines classical European experience with an American spirit of experimentation with emphasis on a local color. 

    The biggest event organized by KRAK-ART was an exhibition of work by 44 leading Polish artists from eight countries called: “ART CONFRONTATIONS”, in “Modern Art Gallery” in Los Angeles in 2003. It was acclaimed as the biggest presentation of works by modern Polish artists in the United States. 

     Celebrating its silver anniversary, the group’s artwork has been presented in “ASTO Museum of Art” in Los Angeles. In the last few years KRAK-ART has exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC. Mexico City, Paris, France, and Warsaw, Poland. 

    The Group will be joined by a talented painter and performer Julia Curyło from Warsaw.

     

     

    Pneumatic sculptures "chicks" by Julia Curyło

     

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