Past Exhibition

Intersections: The Art of Jan Zach

February 1 – March 29, 2003

Born and raised in Czechoslovakia, Jan Zach came to the United States in the late 1930s to work on the Czech pavilion at the New York World's Fair, moved to Brazil at the outbreak of World War II, immigrated to Canada in the early 1950s, and eventually settled in Eugene, Oregon, where he taught at the University of Oregon for twenty years and influenced several generations of artists. The exhibition explores the range of Zach's work, from his early drawings and paintings to his cast, constructed, carved, and laminated sculptures that serve as powerful statements about the struggle for human freedom.