WHAT'S OUTSIDE IS INSIDE: Elizabeth Koszarski-Skrabonja

Elizabeth Koszarski-Skrabonja has
shown her work in many exhibits at Hudson Guild since 1994, when she organized The Printmaker’s Eye which featured work by her colleagues from Parsons School of Design.  Her lifetime of making art has included
teaching at local colleges, analyzing collections, and organizing exhibits for historical institutions.

These Trees Grow in Krakow by Elizabeth Koszarski-SkrabonjaHudson Guild

Drawing defines the artist and the landscape is her vehicle. The drawings are pared down to essential elements. There are no figures in these works – the viewer is intentionally invited in to become a part of the journey.

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Secret Grove by Elizabeth Koszarski-SkrabonjaHudson Guild

Romance by Elizabeth Koszarski-SkrabonjaHudson Guild

The Path / Why Do We Fear the End? by Elizabeth Koszarski-SkrabonjaHudson Guild

After finishing her BFA at UMASS/Amherst in printmaking, the artist went to Poland and received her MFA from the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts. This formative experience ignited her interest in using landscape metaphorically.

Why Do You Fear the End and Not the Beginning? by Elizabeth Koszarski-SkrabonjaHudson Guild

Escape from the Word by Elizabeth Koszarski-SkrabonjaHudson Guild

Sleepless Night by Elizabeth Koszarski-SkrabonjaHudson Guild

Influenced by American Transcendentalism and Polish Symbolism, the artist's work addresses universal concerns about the nature of existence and the anticipation of the unknown.

Waiting for August by Elizabeth Koszarski-SkrabonjaHudson Guild

These Roads & Rivers by Elizabeth Koszarski-SkrabonjaHudson Guild

Trip Through Endless Mountain by Elizabeth Koszarski-SkrabonjaHudson Guild

While you are traveling, the window is of utmost importance. You sit, passively, contained. Outside, however – all is changing. Clouds, cars, hills, houses and trees move and dramatically change your perspective.

Quiet Storm by Elizabeth Koszarski-SkrabonjaHudson Guild

Comfort Like a Heartbeat by Elizabeth Koszarski-SkrabonjaHudson Guild

Repose by Elizabeth Koszarski-SkrabonjaHudson Guild

From the Other Side of the Island by Elizabeth Koszarski-SkrabonjaHudson Guild

When Do We Begin to Forget? by Elizabeth Koszarski-SkrabonjaHudson Guild

How can you hold on to a memory from a journey? It is like grasping a shadow. Drawing helps; endless mountains, melancholic trees – streams, roads, rivers like ribbons of memory or lines from a poem. The experience itself is intangible, limited and precious. The landscape presents itself as a classic medium for voicing the considerations of life.

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Elizabeth Koszarski-Skrabonja's work has been featured in many exhibits at Hudson Guild including: The Printmaker's Eye (1994), Mixed Prints (1997), Watercolor Magic (2001), Women’s Perspectives (2002), Mother Earth (2007), The Four Seasons (2008), Appetizing Pictures (2009), Botanical Pictures (2010), Community Art Jam (2011), and Cultural Kaleidoscope (2018).

This exhibit was created by Jim Furlong.

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