Stan SlutskyBOYNTON BEACH, FL — A new Art in Public Places “Op Art” exhibit will
open May 13 in the City’s Library, featuring Stanford Slutsky’s Kinetic and
Optical artwork. Kinetic Art refers to art that moves, or that gives the
sensation of movement, through its optical effects. As viewers enjoy and
move around the art, the art work’s light, colors and surfaces change
dramatically. Optical art is a method of painting that provides an interaction
between illusion and picture plane, between understanding and seeing. Op
art works are abstract. When viewed, the impression of movement, hidden
images, flashing, vibration, patterns, or alternatively, of swelling or
warping.

Slutsky’s optical art is composed of precisely cut wooden geometric
shapes all fitting together to give the illusion of depth and distance. Slutsky
works are meticulously created by cutting wood with table saws and jigsaws,
separating them into pieces with spacers and fitting them perfectly
with their counterparts on a canvas or in a frame. Slutsky uses magnets to
piece together many of his works, making these removable, though not
noticeable at first, they become an interesting surprise to the viewer. He
also created painted acrylics pieces on wrapped canvas that have become
popular among collectors.

Inspired by Victor Vasarely, Slutsky achieves his effects by juxtaposing
hard-edged color patterns that disrupt the normal process of vision. Some
shapes of color seem to advance and then recede; others appear to
pulsate in waves. Slutsky painstaking, semi-scientific approach to painting
and mixed media constructions are based on the manipulation of optical
devices and depend on subtle color gradations, systematic chromatic
harmonic lines and shapes.

All pieces created by Slutsky are one-of-a-kind and for sale with
commissions benefitting the Art in Public Places program and Friends of
the Library. The Stanford Slutsky “Op Art” exhibit begins May 13 and
continues through December 5. Art in Public Places and the City Library
will host a meet the artist reception Saturday, June 8, 2- 4 pm. Public is
welcome and encouraged to attend. The City Library is located at 208
South Seacrest Boulevard, Boynton Beach.

For more information, contact Debby Coles-Dobay, City of Boynton Beach
Public Art Administrator, at 561-742-6026.

Visit www.facebook.com/BoyntonBeachArtInPublicPlaces or www.BoyntonBeachArts.org. Stanford Slutsky can be contacted by phone at 561-789-4678. His website is www.StanfordSlutsky.com.