Gus Mazzocca: 4 Decades/4 Generations
Exhibition: October 3 – November 16, 2013
Reception: October 3, 2013, 5 p.m., Evelyn and Earle Wolf Hall lobby
Artist Talk: October 3, 2013, 6 p.m., Cora Miller Gallery
Gus Mazzocca is a dynamic printmaker who has been making narrative work that vibrates with life, humor and wit for more than four decades. His work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions at galleries and museums in Austria, Poland, the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy, Japan and the U.S. His work is particularly appreciated in Poland, where he was awarded a Doctor of Arts (honoris causa) from the Akademia Sztuk Pieknych w Krakowie (The Art Academy of Krakow). He is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Connecticut, where he retired last year after 42 years of teaching. This retrospective exhibition celebrates Mazzocca's accomplishments as an artist and mentor. Selections from Mazzocca's prolific career as a printmaker will occupy the Cora Miller Gallery, while the Brossman Gallery will feature the work of four of Mazzocca's former students, each representing a generation of students. Michael Maslin, longtime cartoonist for The New Yorker, represents the 1970s. Aron Namenwirth, a professional artist living in Brooklyn, represents the 1980s. Tyler Starr, an Assistant Professor of printmaking at Davidson College, represents the 1990s, and Kristi Arnold, who is completing her Ph.D. work in Australia, represents the 2000s.