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Exhibition Opening: Forgotten Corners

Date: 04 April 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic and SVU Visual Arts present the opening of the exhibition Forgotten Corners with artist Iurro on April 4, 2017, at 6 pmForgotten Corners is about the places that we pass every day, but rarely stop and take time to look at them.   

These are, for example, alleys in downtown Washington, DC and New York City, small villages we pass through to larger towns and cities in the Czech Republic and elsewhere. Sometimes, these places can be quite prominent, but we tend to overlook them. Very often these places are not even interesting during the day. However, at night, they become romantic, even mysterious. In talking about the inspiration for this exhibition, Iurro said, “I was inspired to do this project for a while. I like walking around and stopping to look at these everyday places for most of my life. I painted several pieces using this theme before; however, this is my very first exhibition dedicated to these forgotten corners.”

Location: Embassy of the Czech Republic              
3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008        

RSVP by April 3 to https://forgottencorners.eventbrite.com         

A reception with light refreshments follows the opening of the exhibition.  

About the Artist:           
IURRO (Jiří Stavovčík) was born in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. He spent his childhood in Cuba and the Czech Republic. He was educated in the Czech Republic where he studied drawing and painting under artist and educator Petr Exler in Olomouc. Subsequently, he studied figurative drawing at Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia and Spring Studio in New York City under the guidance of artists Fred Hatt and Minerva Durham. Currently, he lives in the United States and splits his time working in New York City, Washington, DC, and Prague. His art has been featured at various group shows and solo exhibitions in New York City, Washington DC, Nagano and Okayama (Japan), and Prague (Czech Republic). He is represented by Artspace 109 in Washington, DC. For more information about the artist, please visit www.iurro.com.        

The exhibition is curated by Veronika Maria Sanderova.
The exhibition will be on view until May 5, 2017. If you would like to schedule a time to view the exhibition, please email czech_events@yahoo.com and put “Forgotten Corners” in the subject line.

Embassy Policy:            
No bags or suitcases allowed. Only small purses permitted but will be checked at the door. You must pass through security for entrance. RSVP confirmation and photo ID required.