Carl Plansky's work.

Hartwick’s Yager Museum Hosts Carl Plansky Exhibit

September 21, 2011

Hartwick College's Yager Museum of Art & Culture is now showing an exhibition titled In Living Color:  A Tribute to Carl Plansky. An opening for the exhibition will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, September 23, in the museum, Yager Hall, on the College campus.

Inspired by the donation of a large figural painting by the artist's sister, Beverly Plansky, the exhibit explores the different subjects Plansky painted over his lifetime. 

Born in Miami Beach in 1951, Carl Plansky moved to New York City in 1970 to study at the New York Studio School, beginning his career as a painter. His studies took him to Paris, where he explored the treasures of French museums and contemporary abstract expressionist painters working in the city. He developed his own individual form of expressive painting, with subjects that included still lives, landscapes, and, most significantly, large figural works of nudes and dramatic "divas." Working from studios in the Williamstown section of Brooklyn, East Meredith, and Budapest, Planksy's personal and emotional education was reflected in his work, resulting in intense explorations he characterized as "hot and passionate."

The exhibition will be shown until October 29.  The Yager Museum of Art & Culture and Museum Shop are open between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with extended hours until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. More information about events and exhibitions can be found by calling 607-431-4480 or visiting

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