Marvin Bachner: An Artist’s Retrospective

10/31/2019 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Repeat every week on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays until 11/24/2019

Eureka Gallery at Arts Center East
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 27, 2:00–4:00pm
Exhibit Dates: October 27–November 24
Gallery Hours: Thursday–Sunday, 1:00–5:00pm

I have been passionate about art my entire life. In the late 1940’s, I attended the New York Art Students League where I studied under the Japanese artist, Yasuo Kuniyoshi. I graduated from the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts as a painting major in the early 1950’s. I received my bachelors degree from Tufts University and a masters in art education from the University of Hartford.

In 1954, I began a 38 year career as an art teacher at Plainville High School in Plainville, CT. During those years, I enjoyed the challenge of awakening my students’ creativity and interest in the visual arts. I can say that I learned as much from my students as they did from me.

During my years of teaching, my own work involved creating large-scale abstract sculptural reliefs for several area businesses. In looking back, I can see this as a beginning of my exploration of organic forms, swirls, and lines reminiscent of the Spanish artist, Antonio Gaudi.

Upon my retirement, I thrust my whole self into creating art. My approach as been an experimentation with unusual materials such as circuit boards, styrofoam, and various other materials, to create relief sculpture. I also work with traditional materials, oils, watercolors, pastels, and acrylics.

Throughout my life, my work has been exhibited in several museums, galleries, and juried shows.

This exhibit is a retrospective of my work from its beginning to the present. As you will see, it broaches the expanse between traditional realism and abstraction.