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Woodstock Times - December 28, 1995
By Dakota Lane
"People are seldom alone in Roswita
Szyszka's paintings, ar least on the evidence of her solo show at the Woodstock
Artists Association. They are often accompanied by another, wheter a
complementary figure or darkly opposing soul."
"Some of her figures look as if they were
painted on glass and then shattered and cracked; others are contained within a
world of expanded possibilities."
Woodstock Times - August 19, 1993
Art Notes: Refracted Captives
"An oil painting by Roswita Szyszka,
"Prisoners of the Prism" is currently on
view behind the bar at Callahan's Restaurant. This piece, a translucent,
glowing semi-abract depiction of two reversed figures".
Evening Observer - June 7, 1993
by Gerald Mead, Buffalo, Burchfield Art Center
"Rounding out the exhibition are portraits
by Roswita Szyszka which the artist describes asbeing the results of an
emotional exploration of three dimensional form, linear extension, flat
patterns, plans, volume, movement, tension, dynamics of mas, line and spatial
relationships. The entry piece to the exhibition, Szyszka's large-scale
"Prisoners of the Prism", has all this
Woodstock Times - March 20, 1992
By Tinker Twine
"Szyszka evokes a mysterious mood. She
describes her creative process as an altered state of emotion. "I go a step
beyond the positive so you can feel yourself into the next dimension." It
works. "I suck you into the negative," she adds with a laugh."
Artspeak - December 1991
By Abraham Ilein
"The human view is ideally represented by
Roswita Szyszka's conte crayon female nudes in interiors. They all bathe in a
light orange brown that underscores the strange languor of the
Woodstock Times - November 27, 1991
"Drawings by Roswita Szyszka, executed with
conte crayon and depicting the nude in a variety of settings, were recently in
a group show at Ariel Gallery in Manhattan. Szyszka, a resident of Woodstock,
employs fragmentary, broken-up cubistic strokes to obtain the softly focused
appearance of her images: the drawings as a whole are frank and articulate,
with a major concentration on subtle shading."
Artspeak - September 1991
By Will Grant
"Roswita Szyszka presents a figure in an
interior in modern terms, such as post cubist, that are well disciplined and
serene, yet have the sensuality of reality."
Woodstock Times - August 15, 1991
By Lei Isaacs
"Roswita Szyszka's nude
"Adversity" is a strong study is sepia and red
tones, with qualities of a well-executed and perceptive sketch that capture the
classic art of understatement without barrenness."
Artspeak - March 1991
By S.K. Flint
"Roswita Szyszka depicts sensual female
nudes in broad strokes of conte crayon, authoritatively delineating their ample
Woodstock Times - September 7, 1989
By Dakota Lane
"Roswita Szyszka's sculptural conte crayon
drawing depicts in rust a figure amid wreckage. She could be a bag lady, or it
could be moving day at the art studio. The block forms wrought in dreamlike
sophisticated textures could be buildings or canvases. The mood is one of easy
unrest, fluid change and movement."