Photographer Mark Kiryluk Opens Debut Exhibit, THROUGH MY EYES, THROUGH THE YEARS, Today
In his debut exhibit, photographer Mark Kiryluk will be presenting a panoramic collection of his photography taken during his 40-year career. The exhibit, "Through My Eyes, Through The Years," will be held at ABC Custom Framing located in Denver's University Hills Shopping Center tonight, August 22, 5-10 pm, and is free and open to the public. A wine reception with Mr. Kiryluk will open the evening festivities.
"Through my Eyes, Through the Years": The Collection
Composed of primarily black and white photos, "Through My Eyes, Through The Years" offers the public the first viewing of over 80 photographs taken by the artist from his own extensive private collection and a glimpse into the life of Mr. Kiryluk. The exhibit highlights works that capture up-close and personal scenes such as street photographs of downtown Denver, including viaducts, homeless people and well-known neighborhoods such as Washington Park. Also on display will be a series of photographs depicting famous faces by Mr. Kiryluk, including Allen Ginsburg, Andy Warhol, author William Barrett, Betty White, Rosemary Clooney, Pope John Paul II and others. A third series of photographs both black and white, and color, is comprised of images from Mark's travels to China and Russia depicting real life and the human experience.
ABC Custom Framing, located at 2550 S Colorado Blvd in Denver (ABCCustomFraming.net) will host the collection through September. Though the works will not be available for purchase at the exhibit, any interested parties may contact the artist directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Artist
A Denver-based long-time photographer with decades of travel to foreign countries, Mark Kiryluk began his career as an artist in 1966 after enrolling at the Bauhaus-influenced Werkkunstschule in Wiesbaden, Germany, studying Maleri (painting). Mark saw that photography and art (both commercial and fine art) had much in common. While continuing todevelop his skills as a painter under the mentorship of Oskar Kolb and a strong desire to learn more about photography, Mark taught himself the basics of photography and darkroom techniques through trial and error working with an older twin lens reflex camera. He spent countless hours behind the lens taking photos of people with a special affinity for street photography. He also enjoyed working in the darkroom in which he became very proficient.