Ioan Popoiu’s As The Footsteps Fall

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019, As The Footsteps Fall, opened in the Tata Innovation Center at Cornell Tech. The exhibit has four large abstracts by Ioan Popoiu.

By David Stone

Cabo de hornos disolves
Cabo de hornos disolves by Ioan Popoiu is part of As the Footsteps Fall.

Cabo de hornos disolves, acrylic on canvas by Ioan Popoiu

Popoiu escaped the communist regime of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu with his family after a 45 day hunger strike. But he eventually got the weight back, and nothing’s stopped his work since.

(Ioan Popiou biography here.)

From As the Footsteps Fall, Searching for a new beginning.
Searching for a new beginning from As the Footsteps Fall.

Searching for a new beginning, acrylic on canvas by Ioan Popoiu

Since arriving in New York City in 1984, Popoiu showed his paintings extensively. He’s active with the Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association, and he serves as a board member.

Ioan Popoiu and Friends
Fellow artists and supporters posed with Ioan Popoiu (fourth from left in blue shirt) at the opening.

Cornell Tech’s campus is on Roosevelt Island, a strategic spot along New York’s tech corridor. The island extends two miles down the East River between Manhattan and Queens.

As The Footsteps Fall was shown on the first floor of the Tata Innovation Center, and it was visible from the entrance outside.

The Tata Innovation Center, managed by Brookfield Properties, is an incubator. Post grads team with businesses and governments to find leading edge solutions.

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