Sunday, February 21, 2010

Member News: Virginia Maksymowicz

Aesthetic Distance
Virginia Maksymowicz

November 14, 2009 extended through March 7, 2010

Due to the weather emergency, the reception scheduled for Friday, February 26 has been postponed for one week and will now occur on Friday, March 5. NOTE that the time has also changed: 6:00 to 7:30 PM.

Please check the Michener website or call 215-340-9800 for further information and updates.

“Virginia Maksymowicz's sculpture has the feel of 'real art' of art that looks like art.
And did you also notice that each of her sculptures of female nudes in her Michener Sculpture Garden solo, 'Aesthetic Distance,' sits or crouches atop a tall column, high above your head?
In this area artist's newest work, we're given a tender and moving homage to ordinary women. This gifted and broadly experienced sculptor, whose work generally tries to come to terms with some of the issues of our day, deserves a salute, and your ongoing attention.
Maksymowicz is onto something here about the lost potential of women who are out of reach and almost out of sight, with no way to climb off their pedestals. We respond with a nod of recognition.”

-- Victoria Donohoe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 2/12/2010

photo by Blaise Tobia

Virginia Maksymowicz
Sculptor and Professor
3719 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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