SOLO GALLERY

Polish Orphans in Tehran, encaustic: beeswax, pigment oils and photo printed on rice paper, and found objects

Polish Orphans in Tehran, encaustic: beeswax, pigment oils and photo printed on rice paper, and found objects

Maria Kolodziej-Zincio
The Lost Holocaust- A Forgotten Odyssey

Artist Talk, Saturday, February 4, 2 PM
Opening Reception February 4, 4 – 6 PM
Exhibition continues through February 26, 2017
ARTIST’S STATEMENT

Encaustic is an ancient form of art using molten beeswax, pigment oils and damar resin crystals. Along with painting, fusing, sculpting and layering I incorporate collage materials, photographs and found objects that are sometimes revealed and sometimes not.

My art is a revelation of many years of being an artist and my work has always been a response to those experiences that fill me with awe. I find the encaustic process to be a meditative one and my approach in working with this lush medium is often two-dimensional with the final effect being luminous, deep and dramatic.
What started as a persistent and vivid haunting memory of stories has become an extended visual exploration into documentation in an art form. The completion of the year-long encaustic documentary “The Lost Holocaust” takes the viewer into a world that evokes powerful emotions and reflects on a time that history forgot.
As a life-time native of Hudson I am inspired by the beauty of the Hudson Valley. My roots as an artist began as a plein air painting the landscapes that surround me. Within the last six years it has evolved into an encaustic medium in which the fusion of bee keeping and art took birth.

My twenty piece encaustic exhibit “The Lost Holocaust” has been viewed throughout the Hudson Valley Region: Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Ulster, Saratoga Counties and in Lee Mass and NYC. The exhibit was funded in 2014 by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program.

The “Lost Holocaust” has been published in North Light Book “Incite 3: The Art of Story Telling” and sited in many newspaper publications: Albany Times Union, Metroland and The Hillside Observer.


2017 Solo Show Artists

Juror: Susana Torruella Leval
Director Emerita El Museo del Barrio
Chair of the New York City Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission

MARIA KOLODZIEJ-ZINCIO
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February 4 - 26, 2017
Reception: Saturday, February 4, 4-6 PM
Meet the Artist: February 4, 2 PM
MICHAEL HUNT
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March 4 - 26, 2017
Reception: Saturday, March 4, 4-6 PM
Meet the Artist: March 4, 2PM
BARBARA MASTERSON
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April 1 - 30
Reception: April 1, 4-6PM
PADMA RAJENDRAN
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May 6 - 28, 2017
Reception: Saturday, May 6, 4-6 PM
Meet the Artist: TBD
KATE MCGLOUGHLIN
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June 3 - 25, 2017
Reception: Saturday, June 3, 4-6PM
Meet the Artist: TBD
KEN DREYFACK
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Dates TBD
Reception: TBD
Meet the Artist: TBD
MATT FRIEBURGHAUS
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Dates TBD
Reception: TBD
ELIN MENZIES
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Dates TBD
Reception: TBD
MARCIA SLATKIN
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Dates TBD
Reception: TBD