STEFAN ARTENI: The Way of Form

December 29, 2005 | Queensborough Community College

Bayside, New York-The Art Gallery at Queensborough Community College hosts a major retrospective exhibit of works by the multi-faceted artist, Stefan Arteni. The show’s public opening is Sunday, December 11 from 1 to 4 pm.

Stefan Arteni is a painter, printmaker, calligrapher, and book artist. Born in Bucharest, educated in Rome, and now working in New York, Arteni considers himself a product of the “borderland.” Drawing from broad crosscurrents of culture and history, his art pursues the resonance and meaning found through explorations of form.

“Arteni attempts, through the process of art, to confront living the present in historical terms. His work is both personal and universal, not in spite of, but because of, exotic origins that provide a unique view on the function of art,” said Faustino Quintanilla, Director of QCC Art Gallery. “The exhibition features works that reveal not only Arteni’s distinctive history, always shadowed by darkness and loss, but also the kaleidoscope of cultural memory confronting a fragmented and untenable present.” The exhibition of approximately 70 paintings, prints, books, and works of calligraphy is on view in four spaces at the QCC Art Gallery and will run through March 17, 2006.

The Gallery is located at 222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside, New York. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.qccartgallery.org