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Showing August 16th and 17th in Greater Victoria, British Columbia

Showing August 16th and 17th in Greater Victoria, British Columbia

August 16th, 2012  7:00pm Showing at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – as part of the exhibition William Kurelek’s | The Messenger Art Gallery of Greater Victoria 1040 Moss Street After a sellout screening in May, join us for a reprise of “William Kurelek’s The Maze.” A fascinating documentary about William Kurelek’s life as told through his paintings and dramatic on screen revelations. The screening will be followed by discussion with filmmaker Zack Young and Stephen Kurelek, the aritst’s son, who...

Showing in Greater Victoria, British Columbia

Showing in Greater Victoria, British Columbia

William Kurelek’s The Maze will be showing in Greater Victoria at the University of Victoria on May 29th. The screening is in association with the exhibit William Kurelek: The Messenger which opens at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria on May, 25th 2012. The screening will take place at CINECENTA Cinecenta, 3800 Finnerty Road, University of Victoria May 29, 7:15 pm Filmmaker Nick Young will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A along with Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s Chief...

HISTORY OF THE FILM – Over 40 years in the making

HISTORY OF THE FILM – Over 40 years in the making

HISTORY OF THE FILM In 1969, filmmaker Robert M. Young was approached by professor James Maas of Cornell University to make a film about “psychotic art”. When Robert Young saw William Kurelek’s painting The Maze in Maas’s slide collection, he knew that he had to make a film about the man who painted it. “What was so remarkable about this painting to me”, says director Robert M. Young, “was that I felt I was looking into someones mind. It had...

Two sold out screenings of “The Maze” at the Art Gallery of Hamilton!

Two sold out screenings of “The Maze” at the Art Gallery of Hamilton!

I just got back from Hamilton, Canada where we had two sold out screenings of “William Kurelek’s The Maze” at the Art Gallery of Hamilton as part of the major exhibition “The Messenger“.  What helped make these screenings so special was that  fans of Kurelek could walk around the gallery before and after the screening and see many of the paintings that were featured in the film.  Also, many of Kurelek’s family members were there to witness the film for...

Showing at the Art Gallery of Hamilton on March 22nd & 23rd 2012

Showing at the Art Gallery of Hamilton on March 22nd & 23rd 2012

William Kurelek’s The Maze will be showing at the Art Gallery of Hamilton as part of the exhibition William Kurelek: The Messenger Thursday, March 22nd and Friday, March 22rd 2012. Stephen Kurelek (the artist’s son) and Nancy Kurelek (the artist’s sister) will participate in a post-screening Q&A with filmmakers Nick Young and Zack Young. For tickets and info: CLICK HERE 

In the Works: OUT OF THE MAZE

In the Works: OUT OF THE MAZE

We are currently working on a film titled “Out of the Maze” that will accompany the documentary “William Kurelek’s The Maze” upon the film’s release. “Out of the Maze” will include interviews with Kurelek’s son Stephen, daughter Cathy, his art dealer Avrom Isaacs, filmmaker Robert M. Young, two of his assistants Sylvia Chan & Kenneth St. Onge, as well as many others.  The film will include never before seen paintings by Kurelek and offer personal insights into Kurelek’s life  and art. The film’s...

Van Halen’s “Fair Warning” Album Cover

Van Halen’s “Fair Warning” Album Cover

Many of you may not know that the rock band Van Halen had used parts of William Kurelek’s painting “The Maze” for their 1981 album art work. There is an article about Van Halen’s “Fair Warning” album cover at Van Halen News Desk. The album cover remains as stirring and enigmatic as it was upon the day of the record’s release April 29, 1981. Yet few Van Halen fans know the story of that album art, which has a background...

Mill Valley Film Festival Premiere!

Mill Valley Film Festival Premiere!

We recently got back from premiering “William Kurelek’s The Maze” at the 2011 Mill Valley Film Festival. We had two successful screenings and the audience response was aMAZEing! Very special thanks to Mark Fishkin, Kelly Clement and everyone at the festival who made it so special! One of the producers of the film, Zack Young gave an interview for Marin TV at the festival. Click Here to check it out. The interview starts about 7 minutes into the video. Check...

Premiering at the 2011 Mill Valley Film Festival

Premiering at the 2011 Mill Valley Film Festival

William Kurelek’s The Maze will be premiering at the 2011 Mill Valley Film Festival. Wednesday October 12th 2011 @ 7:15 PM – Sequoia Theatre, Mill Valley, CA Saturday October 15th 2011 @ 5:15 PM – Smith Rafael Film Center – San Rafael Click Here for tickets

William Kurelek: The Messenger

William Kurelek: The Messenger

William Kurelek: The Messenger is the largest art exhibition ever held of Kurelek’s work which is on tour across Canada from fall 2011 to fall 2012. The exhibition kicks off at Winnipeg Art Gallery on September 30th 2011. William Kurelek’s The Maze will be showing at Winnipeg Art Gallery on October 13th and November 26th. Tickets $10 • Available online, at the WAG front desk, at the door,  or by calling 789.0516 Join filmmaker Nick Young for a special Q&A session...