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Editors’ Picks: 9 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From a Sebastião Salgado Talk at ICP to a Queer Punk Cabaret
artnet news June 21, 2021

In the gallery’s third exhibition on the late Op Art innovator Julian Stanczak, Mitchell-Innes and Nash has honed in on 10 large-scale, multi-panel paintings that capture the artist’s proclivity for working in series. A rare approach among other standard-bearers of the movement, seriality reflects how Stanczak’s entrancing abstractions were grounded in observation of natural phenomena, such as the way light gradates from dawn to dusk or autumn shifts to spring. This connection takes the show’s sensual pleasures beyond the realm of good vibes and grounds them in something more knowable, tangible, and memorable.

Mitchell-Innes and Nash Salutes The Art of Julian Stanczak
by Phillip Barcio
Mitchell-Innes and Nash Salutes The Art of Julian Stanczak
Ideel Art June 1, 2017

The painter Julian Stanczak died earlier this year in his hometown of Cleveland Ohio, at the age of 88. Prior to his death, Mitchell-Innes and Nash in New York had been planning what would have been the second solo exhibition at the gallery of his work. That exhibition opened on 18 May, less than two months after Stanczak passed, and it has became more than just another show. It is a celebration of the work and the life of a truly beloved and influential artist.

Julian Stanczak: The octogenarian painter on the power of red
By Julian Stanczak
Julian Stanczak: The octogenarian painter on the power of red
Modern Painters May 2017

I wanted Trespassing Light to appear effortless. I wanted to "hear" the red shout, and I am satisfied with the outcome. 

Julian Stanczak (1928–2017)
By Barbara Stanczak
Julian Stanczak (1928–2017)
Artforum April 29, 2017

Living together for almost fifty-five years, Julian and I—and later our children, too—experienced many memorable adventures; we crossed the country by car from one national park to the next, from one unique experience to another. As I took in nature’s formations and found myself enthralled by America’s geology, Julian was registering everything within his mind’s eye.

Julian Stanczak, 88, Who Helped Shape Op Art Movement, Dies
By Roberta Smith
Julian Stanczak, 88, Who Helped Shape Op Art Movement, Dies
The New York Times April 12, 2017

Mr. Stanczak’s art evinced a tremendous geometric inventiveness. He constantly elaborated on the possibilities of parallel stripes, both straight and undulant; squares, both checkerboard and concentric; and grids, usually amplified by contrasting saturated colors.