Thursday, June 30, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Henry Gorski Retrospective, Union Station, Burlington

The Henry Gorski Retrospective:ART AS EVIDENCE OF SCIENCE

WHO: Presented by the Institute of Conflict Analysis

WHAT: The Henry Gorski Retrospective: Art as Evidence of Science

WHERE: Main Street Landing’s Union Station, 1 Main Street Burlington, VT

WHEN: Opening reception Saturday July 9, 2011 5-8PM

Exhibition open to the public July 9 – August 31, 2011

Monday-Friday 10AM-6PM, Saturdays 12-4PM

Guided tours and discussion: 5:30PM Thursdays July 14, 21, 28, August 11, 18, 25 & Friday August 5

HOW: This exhibition is free and open to the public

Reservations for guided tours may be secured by emailing:

The Henry Gorski Retrospective: Art as Evidence of Science is an exhibit of striking art and visionary science. The exhibit brings together the canvases of the late Henry Gorski (1918–2010), a leader of the Figurative Expressionist movement, with the scientific insight of Dr. Albert Levis, a noted social psychiatrist and creativity scholar. Linking art and science, this retrospective presents a radically new way of looking at art, locating each painting within a continuum of the artist’s personal growth and transformation through creative discovery.

Active from the 1950s’- 90’s, Gorski, a colleague of Andy Warhol, Elaine de Kooning, and Bob Rauschenberg, redefined the dimensions of modern art. Famed for his sports lithographs, Gorski has also won critical acclaim for his political paintings, mixed-media collages, and self-portrait series.

Dr. Levis, of Manchester Vermont, owns the Wilburton Inn and directs the Museum of the Creative Process, a research and learning center dedicated to the scientific study of creativity. Levis first became associated with Gorski in the 1970’s when they partnered to study art as a conflict resolution mechanism. This exhibit also celebrates the publication of Levis’ latest book, Science Stealing the Fire of the Gods, a study of the intersection of science and art and a guide to the exhibits of the Museum of the Creative Process.

Recently featured at the Chafee Art Center in Rutland VT, where it received rave reviews, this exceptional exhibit brings together the provocative artwork of Gorski, the scholarship of Dr. Levis, and the elegant facilities of Main Street Landing’s Historic Union Station.

Guided tours will be held each week, providing a detailed explanation and analysis of the paintings. Following each tour, Museum of the Creative Process staff will lead a discussion on the relevance of the exhibit and the themes of creativity and science, religion and psychology, and emotional education.

The Gorski Retrospective demonstrates the conflict resolution process present within any artist’s lifework, linking individual canvasses into a formal and meaningful progression, a visual clarification of the emotional journey towards wisdom.”- Dr. Albert Levis

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:Mark Puryear 802.777.7757 or Albert Levis 802.379.6350,