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Donated Bronze Sculptures To Be Unveiled During Dedication

October 12, 2006 :: No. 41

What:

Two bronze sculptures – Arise, by Eric Goulder, and Imploration by
Stanislav Szukalski – will be dedicated at Cal State Fullerton.

When:

4-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15

Where: Visual Arts Center, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton
Background:

Goulder’s Arise (1996) was donated by Earl and Camilla McGrath. The Virginia artist’s sculptures have been described as reflections of contemporary society and its contradictions – examining the human spirit’s struggle for identity.
                                               
Archive Szukalski and Decker Studios of Hollywood donated the late Szukalsi’s Imploration (1914). The Polish-born artist came to the United States as a teen and was eventually welcomed as a Chicago Renaissance luminary, along with Ben Hecht, Carl Sandburg and Clarence Darrow. As a prodigal son, he returned to Poland in the 1930s and was to be given his own museum by the government. But his work was cut short by the Siege of Warsaw in 1939 and was subsequently lost, destroyed or stolen during the war. He escaped to America, where he spent the remainder of his life in obscurity, writing and creating art meant to prove a theory that all human culture derived from a single origin on Easter Island after the biblical deluge of Noah. In 1971, his work and existence were rediscovered by Glenn Bray, who became his patron.

Photos:

Images of Arise and Imploration can be downloaded from the university’s website at www.fullerton.edu/newsphotos

Media Contacts:

Mike McGee, professor of art, 657-278-7749 or mmgee@fullerton.edu
Gail Matsunaga, Public Affairs, 657-278-4851 or gmatsunaga@fullerton.edu


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