University Professor Drew Opens Art Exhibit at NYC Gallery


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University Professor Drew Opens Art Exhibit at NYC Gallery

Jason Karolak’s pandemic paintings to be exhibited at Morgan Lehman Gallery

April 2022 – Jason Karolak, Associate Professor of Art at Drew University, is scheduled to present his solo exhibition of oil paintings at the Morgan Lehman Gallery in New York.

The exhibit, “POROUS,” will open Thursday, April 7 and run through May 21. It is free and open to the public every week from Wednesday to Saturday.

“After a long period of relative calm and isolation in the art world, it really feels good to share this body of work with the general public, the artist community and my colleagues,” said Karolak. “I’m excited to put it out there.”

“POROUS” includes Karolak’s work from the past three years, much of it during the COVID-19 pandemic. The paintings are based on a number of disparate inspirations including “personal sites/places, utopian architecture, musical structures, art historical references, video games, and even recycled elements from previous works” , according to the gallery‘s press release.

“Color is an essential component of this body of paintings,” explained Karolak. “I’m interested in how color sits in space, how it can be organized rhythmically, and how it registers internally with people.”

Karolak intends to let his work on “POROUS” bring him back to Drew’s classroom.

“The research I do for my studio work is continually tied to my teaching at Drew. that each of them also brings to the table.

Check out more of Karolak’s work on his website


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