Henry Gorski, American

Henry Gorski

Henry Gorski's sports images have the graceful quality of a slow-motion replay He somehow refines the violence, brutality and latent sensuality of the American sportscene into a bloodless stop-frame ballet.

Gorski has seized upon the bone-shattering potential energy of hulking athletes falling, charging, leaping or defending and has uncovered a genuinely powerful beauty.

His expert handling of paint and use of closely related tones and colors help generate the balance and gracefulness of his vision.

An examination of his canvasses shows that they are constructed in a formalist, almost neo-classical mode. The eye is led graciously from one area to the next and one's sensibility is never jarred or offended. Mr. Gorski is absorbed with the resolution of problems which date from the 15th century when Tintoretto obsessively strove to render motion on canvas. Like a Tintoretto or a Poussin or any of the classic artists, Mr. Gorski never uses a line, shape or color arbitrarily Each element has a very particular function in the creation of a well-balanced work.

The public has few opportunities to appreciate the complexity and grace which are part of the rough and tumble of sports play We are fortunate in that Mr. Gorski has rendered for us what the human eye cannot perceive.

    INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS
  • 1979
    • Art Institute of Buffalo
  • 1978
    • Silvermine Guild, New Canaan, CT
    • Crespi Gallery NYC, NY
  • 1977
    • Bottini Gallery Long Island, NY
  • 1977
    • Nassau Community College, Long Island, NY
  • 1976
    • Spectrum Gallery NY
  • 1976
    • John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT
  • 1976
    • Bonwit Teller, NYC, NY
  • 1975
    • Regional Center, New Haven, CT
    • Connecticut Mental Health Center, New Haven, CT
  • 1975
    • Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library Stony Creek, CT
  • 1974
    • New Haven Library New Haven, CT
  • 1974
    • Southern Connecticut State College
  • 1973
    • Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT
    COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS
  • 1979
    • De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
  • 1979
    • Brisbane Museum, Australia
  • 1978
    • Albright Art Gallery Buffalo, NY
  • 1978
    • De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
  • 1977
    • Decatur Art Center, Decatur, IL
    • Boston Arts Festival, Boston, MA
    • Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
  • 1976
    • Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
  • 1976
    • J. Walter Thompson Gallery NYC, NY
  • 1976
    • Lever House, NYC, NY
  • 1975
    • Elmira College, Elmira, NY
  • 1975
    • Colby College, ME
  • 1975
    • Parish House Gallery New Haven, CT
  • 1975
    • Fyn Stifts Museum of Art, Odense, Denmark
  • 1974
    • Prince Street Gallery NYC, NY
  • 1974
    • Fontana Gallery Narberth, PA
  • 1974
    • Galerie Borjesson, Malmo, Sweden
    AWARDS AND HONORS
  • Western New York Exhibit, Albright Art Gallery Buffalo, NY
  • New York State Fair, Syracuse, NY
  • New Haven Paint and Clay Club, New Haven, CT
  • Connecticut Academy Charles Noel Flagg Award
  • New Haven Arts Festival
  • Boston Arts Festival

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