Saturday, October 06, 2007


October 11, 2007 - November 4, 2007

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 11, 6 - 9 pm.
(The artist will travel from Poland to attend.)

New paintings by award winning Polish artist Michal Zaborowski will be featured in a solo exhibition at the Nevin Kelly Gallery, 1517 U Street, NW, in Washington, DC. The exhibition, titled "H20" will depict ordinary people in everyday activities associated with water.

Gallery owner Nevin J. Kelly describes Zaborowski as "a romantic impressionist with a contemporary voice; Zaborowski is one of the most talented painters working in Poland today." The artist's paintings depict what Kelly calls the "nobility of the mundane." He paints ordinary people in ordinary activities, but he gives them such heroic import that one is compelled to look at them. He finds such beauty in these ordinary events-a man and a dog in a boat, or a woman with a toy balloon - that we wish we could trade places with them. The artist's palette is subdued. There is a mixture of beauty and a gnawing sense of melancholy in his paintings, a combination so common in our everyday lives that we almost fail to notice it. Zaborowski reminds us that, even in moments of personal darkness, a moment of sublime beauty is just around the corner.

The artist began his career as a painter of church interiors, working in fresco. In 1986, he was awarded a scholarship of the General of the Palatine Order, which permitted him to work and study in Rome and at the Vatican. He has exhibited in Poland, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Monaco and the U.S (including New York, Palm Beach, Santa Fe, Washington, DC, Aspen and Vail). Zaborowski lives and works in Warsaw, Poland

Nevin Kelly Gallery
1517 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Nevin J. Kelly:
Tel: 202-232-3464 and

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