A closing event for, Draw The Line: an exhibition of work by Stefan Gesek
Join us for the closing party of DRAW THE LINE, by T. Stefan Gesek. The event will be held at SPACE 151 on Thursday June 22 from 5-8pm presented by TMT Artist Collective and Levy Art + Architecture. Through various scales & mediums: Drawing, watercolor, ceramics and cast aluminum; his work explores the world and psyche of the everyday human experience, and embraces the imperfections vital within that experience. Stefan Gesek is a figurative artist living and working in Venice California. The characters, personalities and the stories he encounters inspire his work. Stefan captures and interprets humanity thru brush and ink, collage and clay. His work uses the illusions of perspective and space and plays with what happens in the translation and interpretation from a drawing to sculpture and back to drawing again. Much like college Stefan cuts and relocates space and perspective mixing size and shape creating a dynamic push and pull of the human form. Stefan Gesek is influenced by the Ashcan painters of the early 20th century. His interest lies in portraying the raw everyday life of people on the streets. Each character begins with a line drawing. Whether it becomes a six-foot cutout or a ceramic head, his line activates these characters and is reminiscent of the poignant lines in George Grosz and Otto Dix. In this exhibit, you'll walk through a world of people Stefan has created, sometimes humorous, sometimes thoughtful, sometimes jarring. Gesek’s work as a production designer and art director for film and television helps inform his sense of scale and space. Stefan Gesek completed his BFA from the Cleveland institute of Art, majoring in printmaking and minoring in painting. Stefan has shown at the Anderson Gallery, the Albright Knox Art Gallery and the ACE Gallery in New York City. Mr. Gesek was awarded “The Space Program” grant through The Marie Walsh Sharp Art Foundation. Stefan Gesek was born in Poughkeepsie NY in 1968.