European Artist Bogdan Achimescu Exhibits "New Drawnings And
Prints" At U.Va.'S Fayerweather Gallery
17, 2000 -- Mobility and searching are continuing
themes in the work of Bogdan Achimescu, artist-in-residence at the
University of Virginia's McIntire
Department of Art. Achimescu's work, "New Drawings and
Prints," will be on exhibit March 3 through 31 at Fayerweather
Gallery, with an opening reception on Friday, March 3, at 5 p.m.
He will give a lecture on his work Thursday, March 9, at 5 p.m.
in Campbell Hall, Room 160.
of Romania who is now a citizen of Poland, Achimescu says that no
matter where he is he always feels "I am not from here."
Fascinated by images of human beings, he explores the universal
idea of home and family. He is not interested in portraiture but
in exploring the origins of our individuality and people's
is also concerned with the issue of portability of art and the dilemma
of how to make work that is "monumental when you only have
your lap and pencil." "Shelter," a 120-foot scroll
he created between 1991 and 1995, is a journal of his observations
of people. The scroll lived in Achimescu's pocket for almost
a year as he traveled back and forth between Poland and Romania,
sketching while riding on trams and sitting in cafes.
works have been exhibited internationally. The Fayerweather show
focuses on works created since arriving in Charlottesville in January.
visiting master artist, Achimescu is spending the spring semester
teaching drawing and advanced print-making. In addition to artistic
technique, he will explore with the students issues that face artists
today such as finding "alternative galleries" to exhibit
more information contact Sylvia New Strawn at (804) 924-6122.
Jane Ford, (804) 924-4298