Art Exhibit by Joanna Przybylak at Lincoln Belmont Branch

Lincoln Belmont Branch hosts a Polish American Heritage Month art exhibit featuring artist Joanna Przybylak from October 1 through December 31.

Przybylak is a Chicago artist of Polish heritage. She is best known for her manipulation of paper and incorporating it into her abstract paintings.

Artist Statement

"I use distressed paper from an anatomy book and apply it to the canvas. This causes tension on canvas and gives beautiful texture. The ripples in the negative space of the canvas signifies the release. The works are stretched canvas, however the canvas is physically rippled. The death of my father inspired the tension and release series. This forced me to confront the person I am, the journey I am on, and who I am becoming. It's making connections in one's brain and finding the answers. One can call it tension and release, concentration and implementation, question and conclusion, intensity and reflection, etc. These works are abstract, but take on shapes that are map-like, creature-like, and/or anatomy-like."


Przybylak will give an Artist Talk at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 9 at Lincoln Belmont Branch.