Paul Narkiewicz “Census”

Laurence Miller Gallery

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Laurence Miller Gallery present PAUL NARKIEWICZ: Census, an installation of over 40 ceramic sculptures that evoke ancient ancestors from a land long-forgotten. Grouped according to their physical attributes, we see the “men who leaned right,” the “thin heads,” the “gridded ones,” and the “big feets,” among others. Though minimal and rather abstract, these small-scale sculptures with earthy glazes evoke strong human characteristics, and it is evident that among the primarily male figures are the powerful, the frail, the fearless and the young.

Paul Narkiewicz was born in 1937 in Easton, Pennsylvania, and studied painting at the Philadelphia College of Art in the early 1960’s. After moving to New York City in 1966, in addition to painting and sculpture, he pursued printmaking and collaborated with many artists including Red Grooms, Yvonne Jacquette, Alex Katz and Romare Bearden. In 1987, along with Vito Acconci, Mark de Suvero and Roberta Stackhouse, he created site specific sculpture as part of the show “Walk On/Sit Down/Go Through” at the Socrates Sculpture Park on the East River. In 1981 Narkiewicz had a one-person show of watercolors of the Italian countryside at Kornblee Gallery, 20 West 57, coincidentally in the same building as Laurence Miller Gallery occupies today.

In 2010 Narkiewicz began to make ceramic sculptures. We are pleased to present the first-ever exhibition of this recent work by this re-emerging 78 year old artist.



from May 02, 2015 to June 26, 2015

Opening Reception on 2015-05-02 from 16:00 to 18:00


Paul Narkiewicz

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