Spirit of May
Museum of Russian Art
is pleased to present
Spirit of May
Group Art Show
Save the date May 15th
Don’t miss out lively, enthusiastic atmosphere of the opening night.
A selection of works that highlight the innovative ways in which artists utilize the media in order to explore a variety of styles, genres and art movements.
Sunday, May 15th 5-7pm
Exhibition is on view
at the Museum
May 16th- May 28nd, 2016
Friday to Sunday, 4 pm-7 pm
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Alexander Telin is a very talented Russian figurative expressionist painter,
His artwork is characterized by an incredibly vivid forcefulness that transpires through the way in which the compositions are constructed. The canvases are enriched by the details of his brushwork, throughout, in every part, almost like close ups into the stories he transposes. A very effective and enrapturing point of view that captures the viewer’s attention immediately.
“While classic photography is capturing a moment, my Photo-Reflections records creation of LIGHT, the best Master in Art.
Reflections are not only what the eye sees but also what the mind perceives. Seeing the present, one can also reflects on things in the past”.
In my work I constantly use meaningful layers that are placed over and upon each other fluid, transparent or painterly layers that merge into each other. Most of the time I create transitions from one reality into another, from the past to the present. By transforming I like to show a time influence and how it constantly changes our perception. And the treatment of images that are related with the past is always led by a contemporary look.
Frank Gavere, MFA
Using an airgun ,Frank produces unique graphic inspired images.With crisp hard edges he defines a post-industrial vision.A new series, called Recyclements,reuses shipping boxes as substrates,these retain artifacts of their journeys which are in the paintings.
Entering the world of Grigory Gurevich’s artistic vision, one finds a horizon rich in hue, texture, media, and mood.The fluidity and transparency of his work reveal a newfound spontaneity and clarity which hold their own brilliance in their strength and expressive power. In expressionistic tones Gurevich explores his emotional reactions to what he sees in the world in a personal and subjective way that gives his audience a window into the complexity of his ideas and intelligence.
Michael Ezra has distinctive and easily recognizable style in sculptural nudes. His work is focused on creation of unique laconic images of sculptural forms by using the medium of fine art photography. It is dedicated to discovery of novel concepts of sculptural form of human body and study of dualism via harmonious conjunction of contrasting elements.
Alex (AG) Garber
Alex AG works with panoramic photographs, which are digitally modified to reflect different concepts and illustrates altered point of view. The artist believes that ability to recognize the existence of alternative views of the world is a key to enjoying art and the future of the humanity in general.
Alex’s works intend to discover beauty and harmony in everything: from wild nature to urban scenery. Most of Alex AG works depict urban sceneries in large cities: New York, Istanbul, Bucharest, however, large part of the collections is vistas of nature, or single depiction of people, animals and non-animated objects.
In my paintings I wish to express my vision of the endless beauty of simple things that can be found in our everyday lives.
I am trying to utilize natural, radiant light of everything that surrounds my life
I hope that all my paintings show my love for nature and people.
My paintings are inspired by the forms and laws of magnificent mother nature and display a world of charm and beauty.
I created my world of infinite techniques, textures, materials, perfection of composition, richness and harmony of the palette.
I work with a diverse set of mediums ranging from oils and acrylics to pastel and enamel.
Alexandra, staying true to her Russian heritage and belief in the power of love, clearly turned it into something positive.
In Alexandra’s recent works, you get the sense that she is creating new ideas and preserving old ones in equal measure. Indeed, the preservation of culture and art is deeply important to her.
Alexandra’s work has the ability to slow the viewer down and to take him or her out of the constant digitally enhanced flow of information. Her paintings allow you to process the history of ideas that lead to their formation, and contemplate the new ideas that might come in the future. She feels that this is a vital aspect of art. To appreciate art, you have to slow down and spend time with it. It slows you down regardless of whether it was the artist’s intention or not.
“My motive in creating paintings to take the viewer where they have never been to discover something exciting.
By manipulating medium, paint, and color in a variety of ways, I continually search to explore new expressions.”
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Michael Ivanov is the sculptor and the painter, currently working in New York. His works employ unusual materials and offer a very fresh , innovative view of the world.