Graphic artist Norman Gorbaty has produced a formidable body of work in his 50-year career.
Gorbaty’s sculptures, paintings and works on paper reveal him to be a “master of abstract empiricism,” the university says.
His works will be shown at Fairfield University both at the Bellarmine Museum and at the more contemporary Walsh Gallery at the Quick Center. (Will there be a shuttle one hopes? That walk up the hill to the Bellarmine is brutal!)
The Walsh exhibit, “To Honor My People,” will showcase a dynamic and vital selection of Gorbaty’s work never seen before and represents Gorbaty’s first comprehensive gallery exhibition of his Judaic works. “In using the forms, shapes and symbolism of Judaism,” says Gorbaty, “I honor my people.”
At the Bellarmine, which stresses classical periods and just opened in October, “Works in Dialogue” will highlight the artist’s smaller works on paper and his carved “stele.”
The shows run parallel from Jan. 27 to March 27.