July 12, 2018

Exhibit of mixed media paintings by Irenaeus Yurchuk opens in Narrowsburg, N.Y.


Deanna Yurchuk

Artist Irenaeus Yurchuk in his studio.

NARROWSBURG, N.Y. – “Visual Reassessments,” an exhibition of mixed media paintings by Irenaeus Yurchuk, opened at Delaware Valley Arts Alliance in Narrowsburg, N.Y., on Friday, July 13. The show will be on view at the Alliance Gallery through August 11. 

Mr. Yurchuk’s work evolves from exploring the aesthetics of photographic images. After spending over 50 years as an ardent photographer, he has amassed thousands of images that have become the inspiration and frequent source of his new mixed media work. 

 “Over the years my work has evolved to combine multiple image photography with drawing and painting, using a variety of digital editing and physical montage techniques,” Mr. Yurchuk says. “This includes adjusting inkjet images by applying acrylics, watercolors, pastels, markers, colored pencils together with selected collage materials to achieve a desired effect.”

Born in Ukraine and raised in upstate New York, Mr. Yurchuk moved to New York City to earn an architecture degree from The Cooper Union and graduate degrees in urban design and planning from Columbia University. 

“House of Worship” (46 by 31 inches, mixed media, 2017).

“I have a special interest in characterizing buildings, which reflects my background in architecture and urban design,” he says. “Works in the show include re-examined images of distinctive edifices, abstractions of topographic components, and some observations of the natural environment in the Narrowsburg area, where I have spent more than 40 summers.”

He has participated in group exhibitions in North America and Europe, and his works are held in private collections in the U.S. and abroad.

Delaware Valley Arts Alliance is located at 37 Main St., Narrowsburg, N.Y. 12764. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The activities of the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance are made possible in part by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. 

For more information, readers may visit delawarevalleyartsalliance.org or call 845-252-7576.