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


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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

2013
  •The National Museum in Krakow, Poland
  •Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ, USA

2012
  •The Stevenson Library, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, USA

2011
  •Red Eft Gallery, Wurtsboro, NY, USA
  •Utopian Direction, Warwick, NY, USA

2010
  •International Poster Center, New York City, USA
  •Mohonk Arts Center, High Falls, New York, USA

2009
  •Ocean View Arts Center, Amagansett, NY, USA

2004
  •ACA Galleries, New York City, USA

2001
  •The Gallery Above, Woodstock, NY, USAA

1998
  •Polish Cultural Institute, London, UK

1997
  •Zabrze Municipal Museum, Zabrze, Poland
  •Sawka-Sato, Galeria Centrum, Katowice, Poland
  •Galeria Miejska, Tarnow, Poland

1996
  •Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  •Kosciuszko Foundation, New York City, USA

1995
   •Pecs Galeria, Pecs, Hungary
   •Graphic Art Gallery 360, Tokyo, Japan

1994
   •Striped House Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

1993
   •Atrium Gallery, Connecticut State University, Storrs, CT, USA
   •ACM Theater, Art Tower Mito, Mito, Japan

1992
   •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

1991
   •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

1990
   •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

1989
   •Samuel Dorsky Gallery, New York, USA
   •Dowd Fine Arts Center, SUNY Cortland, NY, USA
   •SUNY New Paltz Art Gallery, New Paltz, NY, USA

1988
   •Di Laurenti Gallery, New York City, USA
   •La Salle, Aosta, Italy

1986
   •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  

1985
   •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  

1984
   •Albany Academy Gallery, Albany, New York, USA
   •Evelyn Siegel Gallery, Fort Worth, TX, USA

1983   
   •Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
   •Sid Deutsch Gallery, New York City, USA   

1982
   •Andre Zarre Gallery, New York City, USA
   •Ana Sklar Gallery, , Miami, Florida, USA
   •IMF Gallery, Washington, D.C., USA

1981
   •Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

1980
   •Poster Museum, Warsaw-Wilanow, Poland  
   •Kochanowski Theater, Opole, Poland

1979
   •Lillian Heidenberg Gallery, New York City, USA
   •Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

1978
   •9th International Painting Festival, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
   •Art Directors Club, New York City, USA  
   •Musee D'Art Moderne, Paris, France
1977
   •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

1976
   •International Design Conference, Aspen, CO, USA
   •Poster Museum, Warsaw-Wilanow, Poland   
   •BWA Opole, Opole, Poland


1974
   •Caracas Art Festival, Caracas, Venezuela
   •FAMA Festival, Swinoujscie, Poland
   •Stodola Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

1973
   •BWA Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland
   •Helsinki University Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
1972

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

1971
   •Budapest University Gallery, Budapest, Hungary   
   •International Festival of Young Art, York, United Kingdom
  

 

 

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