Victor Goncharov, Artem Mirolevich, Eduard Grossman, Grigory Gurevich, Alexander Gurov, Edisher Baramidze, Katya Grokhovsky, Alevtina Ignatyeva, Alex Hann, Violetta Livshin, Ilya Kalnitsky, Irina Antoshina, Naum Medovoy, Taguhi Barsegian & Alexander Kalnitsky
Runs from January 15, through February 4, 2012.
Located at the Museum of Russian Art (MoRA)
Closing Reception: Saturday, February 4th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
CALL: (201) 451-4862 for appointment viewing.
Alexander Kalnitsky studied at the school of Vladimir Sterligov (a student of Kazimir Malevich) in St. Petersburg. Finding the artistic inclination of his teachers to be more interesting than the official Soviet art schools, he explored the methods of the Impressionists, Cezanne, and Cubism. Later, he went on to study at the St. Petersburg Theatrical Institute, earning the master’s degree in stage design. While a student, Kalnitsky came under the influence of the avant-garde school of analytical art of Pavel Filonov, which transformed his perception and became formative in his artistic career. Kalnitsky has had various solo and group exhibitions in St. Petersburg. In 1987 he immigrated to the United States, and has since been living in New York City. He has had recent exhibitions of his paintings at the Neuhoff Gallery, Leonard Hutton Gallery, Gregory Gallery, Anna Frants Gallery, and a solo exhibition of his wooden painted sculptures at the Enchanted Forest Gallery, – All in New York. His work is in various private collections in the United States and abroad.
He became interested in making mechanic theater, with moving wooden figurines. Some of the themes from those pieces were later incorporated into his paintings. ” The grounds keepers” – an image of the KGB informants from 1930s as they were watching the tenants, relates to the poem by Kharms: “The grounds keeper with the black mustache has been standing through the night by the gate, scratching his head with his dirty hand under his dirty hat. And out of the windows there come sounds of laughter, footsteps, and the clinking of glass bottles.” (Translation: Matvey Yankelevich)
Brooklyn based artist Katya Grokhovsky was born in Odessa, Ukraine and moved to Melbourne, Australia in 1992. She has an MFA (2011) from School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she majored in Sculpture and minored in Photography and Performance Art. Grokhovsky’s work has been exhibited in Australia, USA, UK and Europe. She has traveled extensively, partaking in various residencies and performance art events and received awards and scholarships, such as Freedman Travelling Scholarship and SAIC Graduate International Scholarship. Most recently, Grokhovsky was an artist in residence at Robert Wilson’ s Watermill Center, New York, where she was commissioned to create a major installation/performance project for the annual benefit and Open House. She is a director and founder of Art Space, The Bedroom, in Brooklyn, NY.
The Museum is located in the historic district of Jersey City,
walking distance to the PATH train or the Battery Park ferry.
Minutes away from Manhattan.
Contact for more information:
Director: Margo Grant (917) 449-2842