2009-02-11 / Community Calendar

Norman Gorbaty To Exhibit At QCC Art Gallery

The Animals by Norman Gorbaty The Animals by Norman Gorbaty Norman Gorbaty, an American Modern Master who is compared by art scholars and critics to Van Gogh, Matisse, Gauguin and even Leonardo daVinci, will showcase his first comprehensive collection at Queensborough's QCC Art Gallery in an exhibit opening on Friday, February 13 through Tuesday, April 3.

Until recently, Mr. Gorbaty pursued a career in graphic design, though he has created fine art throughout the past five decades. At this point, he has amassed a stunning body of work that includes sculpture, paintings and drawings.

His portfolio also includes enormous, dramatic wood carvings, dynamic sculptures of the female form and expressionistic carvings. Whether it is wind, water, olive trees or watercolors of heirloom tomatoes, Mr. Gorbaty's love and innate understanding of nature's complexities is a common thread throughout his work.

Since 1966, the QCC Art Gallery has been an integral part of Queensborough's mission to educate its students and enrich the College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities. The Gallery, housed in the beautifully renovated, historic 1920's Oakland Building, formally the Club House for the Oakland Golf Club, was recently awarded a Queensmark in recognition of its historical and cultural merit. Its permanent African Art exhibit has received critical acclaim from The New York Times. Recent major exhibits include A Cameroon World: Art and Artifacts from the Marshall and Caroline Mount Collection; Picasso, Printmaker: A Perpetual Metamorphosis, The Myra and Sandy Kirschenbaum Collection; and Kuba Textiles, The Sam and Mei Ling Hilu Collection. Gallery Hours: Tuesday & Friday 10:00-5:00; Wednesday & Thursday 10:00-7:00; and Saturday and Sunday 12:00-4:00.

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