Arie Galles at the Kosciuszko Foundation

“Return/Powrót”, a series of 12 drawings by Arie Galles will be on display at the Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065. The series is inspired by his return, after a 58 year absence, to Poland, the country of his early childhood.

Opening Reception Monday, June 13, 2016, 6-9 PM.  

Gilles will be giving a short lecture/image presentation about the genesis of these drawing suiGalleste and its meaning.

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Viewing hours June 14 – June 23, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Free and open to the public.

Arie Galles was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In 1946 he returned with his parents to Poland where he spent his childhood. Arie also lived in Israel, before coming to the US. He studied in Rome, Italy, in 1966-7. Galles received a BFA in 1968 from the Tyler School of Fine Arts of Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, and his MFA in 1971 from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

He has taught at the University of Wisconsin, Southern Methodist University, School of Visual Arts, University of California at San Diego and Fairleigh Dickinson University. Currently Galles is Professor of Art at Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, CA.

Galles is known for his “HEARTLAND” series of Reflected-Light Paintings. He works with light, radiation of color reflected onto a white surface. His works have been widely exhibited, including multiple solo shows at the O.K. Harris Gallery, NYC, and the Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago. Galles’ works are in public and private collections in the US and abroad.

He is also known for his widely exhibited suite of large format charcoal drawings,  Fourteen Stations/Hey Yud Dalet, based on World War II aerial reconnaissance photographs from Luftwaffe and Allied sources. The suite’s latest exhibition was held in March 2014, at Northern Arizona University Museum, Flagstaff, AZ.

Galles is currently working on “Drawing With Ashes,” a book based on 10 years of journal entries during the creation of this suite. Galles has just completed a suite of drawings, “Return/Powrót,” inspired by his return, after a 58 year absence, to Poland, the country of his early childhood.