Surrealist Artwork Featured in Exhibit


     Vojen Cech Colini, who was born in Kolin, Bohemia (now the Czech Republic), was influenced by German Expressionism and Surrealism. In his own work, Colini combined elements of these styles with the Renaissance medium of egg tempera.

     An exhibit celebrating his life and work, called “Colini: Remembrances of Places Past,” will be on display at the Hope Horn Gallery in The University of Scranton’s Hyland Hall from April 7 to 30. 

     “It’s very finely painted and very realistic,” said Darlene Miller-Lanning, Ph.D., director of the Hope Horn Gallery. “It has a kind of porcelain quality to it - a very smooth, beautiful finish. The images are recognizable, but the figures, animals or buildings are put in strange contexts that give it a mysterious quality.”

     Colini moved from Europe to America, eventually moving from New York City to Allentown and then to Scranton. 

     An exhibit lecture by Dr. Miller-Lanning will take place on April 9 from 5 to 6 p.m. in Brennan Hall. Immediately following the lecture, a reception will be held in the Hope Horn Gallery from to 8 p.m.

     The gallery is open Sunday through Friday, from noon to 4 p.m., and on Wednesdays, from 6 to 8 p.m.

     For additional information, contact The University of Scranton’s Hope Horn Gallery at 941-4214.

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