Stanek Gallery Presents "Thread of Art: A Continuity of Creativity Through the Years"

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Curator Ross Lance Mitchell Explores the Expressionistic Connections Between the Work of Select Mid-Century and Contemporary Artists

Stanek Gallery, a nationally-recognized, Old City-based pioneer in the gallery community featuring museum-style formats, announced today the details of their upcoming exhibition, “The Thread of Art”, April 1 – May 28, 2016. Curated by Ross Lance Mitchell of the Barnes Foundation, “The Thread of Art” will feature a mixture of nine mid-century and contemporary artists tracing the expressionistic means used by both generations.

“This exhibit will showcase contemporary artists’ work in relation to the works of three artists from a previous generation, demonstrating that artists born at the beginning of the 20th century have a lot more in common with contemporary artists than may initially be apparent,” said Ross Lance Mitchell, Director of Barnes-de Mazia Education and Outreach Programs at the Barnes Foundation. “Their creative sensibilities are of their time and age, but as we look at the juxtaposition of the art of then and now, we will see that although the means of expression may be different, the creativity and underlying artistic aesthetic remains constant.”

“The Thread of Art” exhibition will be open to the public starting April 1, 2016 with a special opening ceremony on the first Friday of the month. The Stanek Gallery exhibit will feature three artists who came of age in the 1950s, oil painters, Harry Sefarbi (1917-2009), Albert Goodspeed (1913-1982) and sculptor Tony Trezza (Born 1922), whose marble creations span both generations. These three artists’ work will be shown in relation to contemporary artists, including works by Kyle Cassidy (photographer), Caitlin McCormick (sculptor), Claudia McGill (painter), Catherine Mulligan (painter), David Nolan (painter), and Christine Stoughton (sculptor/printmaker).

“We are very pleased to feature another unique exhibit conceived by an established and respected curator, such as Ross Mitchell, “ said Katherine Stanek, Owner and Co-founder of Stanek Gallery. “By featuring a different perspective every two months we are able to provide our clients with a new and unique experience of exceptional craftsmanship in a wide range of styles, techniques, and subject matter.”

For more information regarding Stanek Gallery’s upcoming exhibition, “The Thread of Art”, as well as current and past exhibitions, visit:

About Stanek Gallery
Artists Katherine Stanek and Deborah Fine founded Stanek Gallery in November 2015. Adding to the brilliant and vibrant arts community in the historic area of Old City Philadelphia, the gallery is 1700 square feet of newly renovated space that features a working artist’s studio, a collector’s lounge emulating one's own living room that showcases works of the artists and a warm and inviting atmosphere that promises to show art in the best possible light. Stanek Gallery is located at 242 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, Pa 19106 and open Thursday – Saturday 12:00PM – 5:00PM or by appointment.

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