"My Name Is Maryan" presents four decades of work by Polish-born artist Maryan. Photo courtesy of Venus Over Manhattan, New York
By Jose D. Duran
Curated by Alison Gingeras, "My Name Is Maryan" presents four decades of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and films by groundbreaking Polish-born artist Maryan. Showing never-before-exhibited works, the show is the first retrospective to examine all periods of Maryan's life and work. Born in 1927, the post-expressionist painter spent his youth in the ghettos, labor camps, and concentration camps set up by the Nazi regime and was the only member of his family to survive the Holocaust.
His work rejected the push for total abstraction in contemporary art in favor of bright colors and expression. Wednesday, November 17, 2021, through March 20, 2022, at Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami; 305-893-6211; mocanomi.org. Tickets cost $3 to $10.