RADNOR, Pa. (Sept. 4, 2012) – An exhibit at Cabrini College by Philadelphia artist EJ Herczyk combines imagery from early 1980s video games with digital drawings to create multi-layered works that both interact and repel one another.
The exhibit runs from Sept. 13 through Oct. 19, and is free and open to the public.
An opening reception with the artist is Thursday, Sept. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m.
“My eight-bit imagery is created using dissected imagery from early 80s video games as well as original digital drawings created from archaic software such as Photoshop 1.0 and SuperPaint,” said Herczyk.
“The imagery is then converted and colored in an updated version of the software and digitally printed on a cloth substrate (cotton sateen) using reactive dyes. The printed substrate is then cut up, reassembled, painted, and encapsulated, in multiple layers, in a polymer resin. The finished works have a synthetic surface quality and depth which contrasts the organic, fluid brushstrokes.”
Herczyk has exhibited at galleries and museums such as Temple Gallery and Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, both in Philadelphia; Delaware Center for Contemporary Art in Wilmington; and Springfield Art Museum in Springfield, Mo. He is affiliated with Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia.
Herczyk teaches computer aided design and advanced drawing at Philadelphia University. He earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a master of fine arts from Temple University.
The exhibit is in the Grace and Joseph Gorevin Fine Arts Gallery, second floor of the Holy Spirit Library, on the Cabrini campus. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sunday, 1-10 p.m.
About Cabrini College Students do extraordinary things at Cabrini College, a residential Catholic college welcoming learners of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds. Founded in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the College provides a transformational “education of the heart,” focusing on academic excellence, leadership development and a commitment to social justice.
Cabrini offers 1,300 full-time undergraduate students more than 30 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations and minors. More than 2,000 students are in graduate studies programs at the main campus in Radnor, Pa., and at 13 off-site locations. The College’s serene 112-acre campus is located 30 minutes from Philadelphia.