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Culture Foundation, Abu Dhabi



"Jan Sawka Retrospective and the Tower of Light Presentation"
Abu Dhabi, UAE - 1996

Banner Garden

The Tower of Light was shown in the Presentation Room. Above are two images of the Tower of Light scale model, an UMU-glass "curtain" and the drawings of sequences of the multimedia spectacle that is to play out on the tower’s face.

"Tower of Light" sequences, which are to be synchronized to music as they play over the face of the obelisk.

To left, more renderings of the "Tower of Light." At right, a large UMU glass demonstration model of the Tower, demonstrating the unique qualities of UMU glass.

The demonstration model of the section of "The Tower of Light" as seen in action at the Abu Dhabi show. At left, UMU glass in translucent state, at right, UMU is activated and clear. This model is now located at the Nippon Sheet Glass Headquarters in NSG-Asia, Singapore.

Jan Sawka presenting the

"Tower of Light" to Minister of Culture. His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan (currently His Highness is Minister of Foreign Affairs of U.A.E.)

At left, East Meets West. At right, Kamakura.

Dusk and Dawn

General view. At bottom, series of Postcards

The Retrospective was held in the main hall of the Cultural Foundation of Abu Dhabi. Two views of three sculptures entitled Memory 1 - 3

Venetian triptych

Scott and Zelda, 1995. Triptych about the Fitzgeralds Acrylic relief. Each panel 75" x 48"

List of Exhibitions

  •The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, California State University San Bernardino
  •The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, NY

  •The National Museum in Krakow, Poland
  •Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ, USA

  •The Stevenson Library, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA

  •Red Eft Gallery, Wurtsboro, NY, USA
  •Utopian Direction, Warwick, NY, USA

  •International Poster Center, New York City, USA
  •Mohonk Arts Center, High Falls, New York, USA

  •Ocean View Arts Center, Amagansett, NY, USA

  •ACA Galleries, New York City, USA

  •The Gallery Above, Woodstock, NY, USAA

  •Polish Cultural Institute, London, UK

  •Zabrze Municipal Museum, Zabrze, Poland
  •Sawka-Sato, Galeria Centrum, Katowice, Poland
  •Galeria Miejska, Tarnow, Poland

  •Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  •Kosciuszko Foundation, New York City, USA

   •Pecs Galeria, Pecs, Hungary
   •Graphic Art Gallery 360, Tokyo, Japan

   •Striped House Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

   •Atrium Gallery, Connecticut State University, Storrs, CT, USA
   •ACM Theater, Art Tower Mito, Mito, Japan

   •Carolyn Hill Gallery, New York City, USA
   •National Museum, Gdansk, Poland
   •Science and Art Museum, Prague, Czechoslovakia
   •BWA Bielsko-Biala, Bielsko-Bialo, Poland
   •International Arts Pavilion, Expo’92, Seville, Spain
   •Queens Museum, New York City, USA
   •Creation Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
   •National Museum, Wroclaw, Poland

   •Samuel Dorsky Gallery, New York City, USA
   •De Andino Fine Arts Gallery, Washington, D.C., USA
   •National Gallery Zacheta, Warsaw, Poland
   •National Museum, Cracow, Poland
   •Starmach Gallery, Cracow, Poland
   •Hassel and Haeseler Gallery, Denver, CO, USA
   •Galerie Lefor-Openo, Paris, France
   •Fort Collins Museum of Art, Ft. Collins, CO, USA
   •Poster Museum, Warsaw-Wilanow, Poland

   •Tyler Art Gallery, SUNY, Oneonta, NY, USA
   •Nicolaysen Museum of Art, Casper, Wyoming, USA
   •Arvada Center of the Arts, Arvada, CO, USA
   •Brno Municipal Theater Gallery, Brno, Czechoslavakia
   •MASC Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

   •Samuel Dorsky Gallery, New York, USA
   •Dowd Fine Arts Center, SUNY Cortland, NY, USA
   •SUNY New Paltz Art Gallery, New Paltz, NY, USA

   •Di Laurenti Gallery, New York City, USA
   •La Salle, Aosta, Italy

   •Samuel Beckett Theater, New York City, USA   
   •Rizzoli Bookstore and Gallery, New York City, USA   
   •Anca Colbert Gallery, Evelyn Siegel Gallery, Fort Worth, TX, USA
   •Evelyn Siegel Gallery, Fort Worth, TX, USA  

   •Sid Deutsch Gallery, New York City, USA   
   •Pratt Manhattan Center, New York City, USA   
   •112 Green Street Space, New York City, USA   
   Samuel Beckett Theater, New York City, USA  

   •Albany Academy Gallery, Albany, New York, USA
   •Evelyn Siegel Gallery, Fort Worth, TX, USA

   •Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
   •Sid Deutsch Gallery, New York City, USA   

   •Andre Zarre Gallery, New York City, USA
   •Ana Sklar Gallery, , Miami, Florida, USA
   •IMF Gallery, Washington, D.C., USA

   •Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

   •Poster Museum, Warsaw-Wilanow, Poland  
   •Kochanowski Theater, Opole, Poland

   •Lillian Heidenberg Gallery, New York City, USA
   •Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

   •9th International Painting Festival, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
   •Art Directors Club, New York City, USA  
   •Musee D'Art Moderne, Paris, France
   •Otto Nagel Haus, East Berlin, East Germany
   •Galerie Noire, Paris, France   
   •Galerie Lefor-Openo, Saint Cloud, France
   •Galerie Pulchri Studio, The Hague, Netherlands
   •Dubins Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

   •International Design Conference, Aspen, CO, USA
   •Poster Museum, Warsaw-Wilanow, Poland   
   •BWA Opole, Opole, Poland

   •Caracas Art Festival, Caracas, Venezuela
   •FAMA Festival, Swinoujscie, Poland
   •Stodola Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

   •BWA Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland
   •Helsinki University Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

   •Lausanne Cultural Centre, Lausanne, Switzerland
   •Art 7 Festival, Palermo, Italy

   •Budapest University Gallery, Budapest, Hungary   
   •International Festival of Young Art, York, United Kingdom



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