For Immediate Release
January 31, 2006
Gallery AA/B – ArtAdvisory/Boston
Contact:  Jennifer Wood-Patrick
(617) 574-0022 /


Gallery AA/B Exhibition -  Matthew Kolodziej and Julianna Bruce - Recent Paintings & Wall Relief

Architecture and Nature shape the dynamic dimensional works of two Significant Artists

Gallery AA/B is delighted to once again exhibit the exceptional work of Matthew Kolodziej. He has held a vital presence in our gallery for several years. A central and recurring theme in Mr. Kolodziej’s paintings is the transitory quality of space and perception.  “The painting space is a collision and fusion of elements that appear synthetic with those that appear romantic”.

Concerned with architecture, specifically construction and demolition sites, his stratified abstractions recall archaeological sites, presenting “fragments and residues on the surface as evidence of intersections and structures”.  The effect is a cast or fossil of the original construction, with dimensional and brilliant colored nuances.  Daring color further defines the depths of these acrylic on canvas paintings, sometimes cool and airy and at others hot seemingly sizzling paint.

Mr. Kolodziej is an assistant professor at Myers School of Art in Ohio. His work has been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries throughout the USA and England, including Rose Art Museum, Brandeis; Cleveland Museum of Art and University of Leeds, England. He was a Fullbright Scholar in 1995. His paintings are held in numerous private and corporate collections.   

Equally exciting is the rising star of Julianna Bruce and her superb recent wall relief pieces. Gallery AA/B is fortunate to present this artist at a time when her work is at a critical point of evolution; from wood towards metal, as the foundation of her painted constructions. Originally working as a painter, her natural ability for 3-D visualization facilitated moving the abstract planes from canvas to assemblage.               

Constructed forms suggest to the artist myriad colors and textures, that balance and complete her satisfying organic based pieces.  Abstracted from line drawings of leaves and negative space formed therein, they often become more conceptual, “so that the original image is barely there”. 

Ms. Bruce also continually seeks new ideas by observing other artists’ work, informed by such diverse masters as Stella, Matisse and Rothko she is attentive as well to current pieces by Susan Rothenberg and Rita Blitt. Her mother is an artist and has been her “greatest painting influence”.   She has exhibited her work at many galleries and museums including The Queens Museum, NY; Fuller Museum, MA and Walter Wickiser Gallery, NY. Her works are held in numerous private and corporate collections.

This exhibition will be held February 11through March 24, 2006 with the opening reception Saturday Feb. 11, 5-8PM. Gallery AA/B is open to the public Thursdays and Fridays 12-5:30PM & Saturday March 4th, 12– 5 PM, also by appointment.  The Gallery is located at 535 Albany Street, Suite 3B, Boston. For more information please call Gallery AA/B at (617) 574- 0022 or visit

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