|September 8, 2006|
Stephen Pentak '73 paintings featured at Arts Atrium
"Stephen Pentak: Recent Paintings" is on view at the Burns Atrium Gallery of the Arts Building, beginning today and continuing through Nov. 3. Seven large oil paintings on panel and six oils on paper, completed over the last year by the Class of 1973 alumnus, will be shown before traveling to New York.
The artist will give a gallery talk Thursday, Oct. 19, at 3:30, with a reception on Friday, Oct. 20, 5-7 p.m.
Pentak's landscapes are noted for their broad sweeping spaces and rich subtle surfaces. His large and imposing landscapes have been shown widely in galleries in Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, New York, Pittsburgh and San Diego as well as in London and Jerusalem. Pentak's work is also in numerous public, corporate and private collections.
Recent solo exhibitions include shows at Kathryn Markel Fine Art in New York and Susan Street in San Diego and a group showing, "The 25th Anniversary Exhibition," at The Drawing Center in New York.
After receiving his MFA degree from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, in Philadelphia, Pentak taught there and later at the Art Institute of Chicago before joining the faculty of the College of the Arts, Ohio State University in Columbus, in 1983. He served as Foundation Program director and associate dean of the university's College of the Arts, becoming an emeritus professor this year.
He co-authored the widely used books on art, "Color Basics" and "Design Basics."
This exhibition and related events are made possible through generous support from the College, the Visual Arts Department and the Walter C. Baker Fine Arts Endowment, which continue to promote the visual arts in the Capital Region of New York State.
For more information, contact the arts department at 388-6714.