LEOPOLD PLOTEK & ERIC WOODLEY

LEOPOLD PLOTEK & E.C. WOODLEY
| IN CONVERSATION

LEOPOLD PLOTEK & E.C. WOODLEY
| IN CONVERSATION

Artist Leopold Plotek & guest curator E.C. Woodley discuss Plotek's Koffler Gallery exhibition No Work, Nor Device, Nor Knowledge, Nor Wisdom. The show is Plotek’s first survey exhibition, spanning five decades of work, including the debut of his most recent paintings alongside pivotal earlier canvases that establish the artist’s formal investigations & his intellectual rapport with Sigmund Freud, Melanie Klein & Adrian Stokes.
Artist Leopold Plotek & guest curator E.C. Woodley discuss Plotek's Koffler Gallery exhibition No Work, Nor Device, Nor Knowledge, Nor Wisdom. The show is Plotek’s first survey exhibition, spanning five decades of work, including the debut of his most recent paintings alongside pivotal earlier canvases that establish the artist’s formal investigations & his intellectual rapport with Sigmund Freud, Melanie Klein & Adrian Stokes.


LEOPOLD PLOTEK | Born in 1948 in Moscow to Jewish parents, Plotek later moved to Warsaw with his father who became an economic attaché to the Polish Embassy in Moscow during the late Stalinist period. Living & working in Montreal since 1960, he has created a substantial body of work that has been extensively exhibited & collected, carving an essential place in Quebec’s artistic history. Initially a protégé of prominent Plasticien artist Yves Gaucher, Plotek became a teacher & major influence himself, forming a new generation of artists who are at the forefront of Canadian painting today, including Allison Katz, Etienne Zack, Martin Golland & Ben Klein.
LEOPOLD PLOTEK | Born in 1948 in Moscow to Jewish parents, Plotek later moved to Warsaw with his father who became an economic attaché to the Polish Embassy in Moscow during the late Stalinist period. Living & working in Montreal since 1960, he has created a substantial body of work that has been extensively exhibited & collected, carving an essential place in Quebec’s artistic history. Initially a protégé of prominent Plasticien artist Yves Gaucher, Plotek became a teacher & major influence himself, forming a new generation of artists who are at the forefront of Canadian painting today, including Allison Katz, Etienne Zack, Martin Golland & Ben Klein.
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