Zoltan Janvary - Faces of The War
February 9 - March 20, 2015
Reception: Friday, February 13, 2015 5:30-7:30 pm
Metro Gallery in City Hall hosts photographs by renowned local artist Zoltan Janvary. Faces of the War features portraits of re-enactors with authentic weapons and dress of the 15th and 16th century Hungarian Hussars, Turkish warriors and mercenaries hired by the Hapsburg monarch. This series contains selections from a 3-year project devoted to chronicling the meticulous efforts of these re-enactors. Their weapons and uniforms are modeled on those portrayed in historical engravings. The reconstruction and use of these artifacts allows the re-enactors, some of them historians, to come to an authentic understanding of life during this brutal era. This show is part of a continuous series presented in several European countries and U.S. cities. Zoltan has received support from the City of Reno, The Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment of the Arts to complete this exhibition.
Zoltan Janvary began his art and teaching career in the ancient Hungarian city of Budapest. During his classical training at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, he won many National and International scholarships and prizes. In 1995, he relocated to the US, settling in Reno, Nevada. His works are currently on display in many American and International public and private collections, including most recently the Jordanstone College of Fine Arts Dundee, Scotland, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan; The Carbunari Florean Museum, Baia Mare, Romania, Boston Printmakers’ Collection, Columbia College, Chicago, Hungarian Ministry of Defense and represented by Forras Galery, Budapest Hungary. Zoltan teaches drawing and painting atTruckee Meadows Community College.