Sculpture by Patrick Strzelec Patrick Strzelec

July 10 - June 30

On view on the Graves Terrace.

patrick strzelec bbb.b, 2000

Patrick Strzelec makes abstract sculpture using a full range of materials. He has been a recipient of numerous awards in sculpture, including the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the Ballinskelligs Project in Ireland; the Rome Prize, Rome, Italy; the National Endowment for the Arts; and numerous New Jersey State Council for the Arts grants. Strzelec has shown with the Michael Schultz Gallery, Berlin; Jay Grimm Gallery, New York City; Gary Snyder Fine Arts, New York City; Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York City; and OH&T Gallery, Boston. He is represented by Garth Greenan Gallery in New York City. His work can be found in numerous public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe. Strzelec is the former Rudolph Arnheim Lecturer in Sculpture at Harvard University. Strzelec currently serves as Associate Professor in Sculpture at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick.


Of his work on view at the Robeson Center, Strzelec says, “Pure abstraction can provide a visual, intellectual, and visceral impact. The outdoor work on the sculpture terrace has been an investigation of this concept for the past 25 years. The ambiguity of form illustrates a type of narrative allowing for a personal interpretation. This group of work is intended to inspire a conversation with or by the viewer through its reference to our connection to life but through a reality transformed.”

patrick strzelec raging bullraging bull, 1992

More Exhibitions

Interwoven Stories

View a selection of 20 pages from Interwoven Stories, a community stitching project created by 2016 Artist-in-Residence Diana Weymar. More than 200 3-hole fabric pages, stitched with memories, places, and people, were created by Interwoven Stories participants, speaking to the generosity, diversity, spirit, commitment and creativity of this community. Interwoven Stories Update: Pages from The University of Puget Sound and the Arts Council of Princeton collections currently on exhibit: The Municipal Hall of Princeton, Arts Council of Princeton, The Zen Hospice Project (San Francisco), and

The Mask of Femininity: Feminist Portraits

“The focus of work is a feminist, gender equality and women’s rights project, which explores the way women are viewed and society’s expectations of them. A series of portraits of feminist icons, show strong, powerful and self-motivated women, some of whom have reached iconic status for their work and influence, and in themselves are agents of change in society. Female icons are at the very forefront of the women’s rights movement because of all the things that these women have achieved and the circumstances in

Manifest

Manifest is an ongoing project to produce photographs of objects, documents, photographs, books, and other objects of African American material culture contained within public and private collections throughout the U.S. These repositories encompass elements such as diaries, slave collars, human hair, a drum, souvenirs, and other objects, some with great significance and others simply quotidian representations of daily life from the history of the black community. Manifest was created by Fall 2017 Anne Reeves Artist-in-Residence Wendel White. Wendel White’s Manifest photographs of objects recovered from

Donor Wheel

More than 2,000 donors are acknowledged in this one-of-a-kind sculpture by Joshua Kirsch

Neighborhood Portrait

The Neighborhood Portrait Quilt is part of a permanent exhibition that tells a story of important leaders and residents.