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Jozef Bajus, Gold Rush, September 28 – November 1, 2018

In “Gold Rush” Jozef Bajus makes sculpture out of the debris of contemporary culture. His work imagines another future for that which is too often discarded. He rejects the notion that the act of “disposal” ends one’s societal obligation. By investigating the production processes of TriMain businesses as well as the refuse from such production, Bajus constructs original objects that bring new understanding to the possibilities that lie within what is too often discarded.

Jozef Bajus is an award winning mixed media artist. Originally from Slovakia, Bajus received his MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, (AFAD), Bratislava, Slovakia. He began his teaching career in 1990 during the Velvet Revolution, an exciting and tumultuous time in Slovakia’s history. It was a time of great energy and new beginnings, including the building of a new Fiber program at AFAD headed by Bajus.

Bajus’ work has exhibited in numerous one – person, and groups exhibitions, nationally and internationally, and is in the collection of many museums, art galleries worldwide including the Slovak NationalGallery, Bratislava; The City Gallery of Bratislava – Mirbach Palace, Bratislava; Trencin Art Gallery of M.A.B., Trencin, all in Slovakia; as well as the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo; the Gregg Museum of Art and Design in Raleigh, North Carolina; The Racine Art Museum in Racine, Wisconsin; Szombathely Art Museum in Szombathely, Hungary; and The Moravian Art & Craft Museum in Brno, Czech Republic. His artwork is also included in private collections in Europe, North America, Japan, and China.

M&T Fourth Friday September 28, 2018 will be the opening of “Gold Rush” by Jozef Bajus; the opening reception will run from 5-8pm, with artists speaking about their work promptly at 6pm.

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