Winter Exhibition at MoRA 2016
Winter Exhibition at MoRA – 2016
December 3rd through December 18th
Open Friday from 4-7 pm
Saturday, Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm
Opening reception with artists:
Saturday, December 3rd 6PM-9PM
For more information contact:
Boris Belenky, MORA Director:
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Anya Mishina (ex-Shteerman) Jewelry project
Anya Mishina – is the a classically trained fine artist with roots going back to Moscow Suricov School of Art and as well as an award winning designer with a degree from the renowned Acadeny of Art University, San Francisco. For many years now, she has established herself as a glassiér, designing glass sculptures and cladding for walls and large installation in fantastic art glass. It is while transmitting on such a large scale that she has turned her attention to a collection of jewleery, which is intimate yet grand, bold yet sentual and nature inspired. Her jewlery pieces are one of a kind hand made works of art: combining her handmade sculpture/pendants with other stone and glass materials to tell the story of color and light in her perfectly balanced personal style. The light color and energy of her pieces are exciting and stunning. At the exhibit you can enjoy them as art as well as trying them. Live art, wear art, feel beautiful and inspired.
Gennadiy Feldman – moved to US from Kiev, Ukraine. He graduated the College of Art and Technology in Kiev and worked as an artist in animation studio, while practicing painting and drawing. In United States Gennady worked on movie sets and supported himself by painting commissioned murals. He writes about his art: “I used varying techniques in my work and especially liked to use fluorescent paint. Visual illusions and luminous compositions create special atmospheres and imaginative perspectives. I like architectural landscapes and at times used architectural elements in my works”.
Isabella Glaz – was born in Ukraine. After high school, she continued her education at Leningrad Muhin Art Institute and Simferopol Art School, where she studied drawing, painting and art history. From 1981 to 1986 Glaz studied at Lvov Publishing Academy and graduated with majors in Book Illustration and Art History. From 1985 to 1988 she participated in many group and single shows in the Ukraine and Russia, as well as illustrated children’s books and designed theatrical costumes. In 1988 Izabella immigrated to Vienna, Austria where she designed for a small publishing company. In 1989 she moved to Rome, Italy where she continued to paint, and where many of her pieces now hang in private collections. Isabella Glaz arrived in the United States in 1991 and currently resides and creates in New York City.
Isabella’s work art work exhibiting in US and European galleries and sold to private collectors.
Eugene Goldin Eugene Goldin was born in Moscow, Russia.
He recalls that he began to draw at an early age and never stopped doing it.
After graduating from the Faculty of Applied Arts in Moscow Textile University, he worked as a fashion designer for several years
but pretty soon he realized that his main purpose was to work in area of book design and illustration. For many years he worked for various publishers and magazines.
Already at that time he began to use photos for designing and illustrating books by creating photo collages. It was the beginning of his movement to the art of photography.
In 1985 he became a member of the Union of Artists in the Book Graphics Section. Even then, he began to take part in many exhibitions in Russia and abroad.
After immigrating to the United States in 1991, Eugene will continue to work for the publishers, more and more using the photo in his designs.
From 2010 to 2013 he collaborated with Soho Photo Gallery participating in many group and solo exhibitions.
His works were published in NY Photo Review, The Photograph Magazine and other publications.
Eugene’s digital collages and photos are very colorful and impressive. Eugene says: “The art of photography is the major thing to me now… I’m not interested in making copies of the Mother Nature.
God created her perfectly and any copy never will be even close… That’s why I use photography for creating my own, “second reality”. Simply saying I’m fabler creating my own fairy tales…”
His strong image manipulation and usage of different textures creates impression of magic flickering in his works. It always manages to tug at strings of spectators soul and stimulates their imagination.
His works are now in many private collections in the United States and other countries around the world.
Grigory Gurevich – Sculptor, painter, photographer, graphic artist, printmaker, art book creator, and inventor – has had more than four hundred exhibitions in the United States and Europe and conducted hundreds of sculpture workshops in Italy, Denmark, Russia and the United States. His paintings, drawings, and sculptures have won numerous awards and are in public and private collections in Russia, Switzerland, France, Croatia, Germany, Slovakia and the United States. He has had his solo shows in Savitsky Museum in Penza city in Russia in July 2010 and August 2012 and many shows in the Museum of Russian Art in the United States.
He received a master’s degree in art from Academy of Fine and Industrial Arts in Leningrad, Russia and was a professor at St. John’s University, New York, and a faculty member of Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts.
His bronze tableau of seven life-size figures entitled “The Commuters”, sculpted in 1985, is permanently installed in Newark Penn Station. His bronze bust of Japanese-American Inventor Kazuo Hashimoto is installed in NJIT, Newark, NJ. His book “Reflections” features seventeen linocuts, etchings, and mixed media prints has been included in the print collection of New York Public Library as well as the rare book collection of Newark Museum Library, Library of Saint Bonaventure University, and Print Collection of HERMITAGE MUSEUM in Leningrad, Russia. In April 1995 Mr. Gurevich was granted a patent on a new type of manifolding book, one of which” Numbers 1-10,10-1″, is in collection at the Brooklyn Museum and two different kinds of books are in the collection of a library at Columbia University of Chicago.
In 2004 his pen and ink drawing “The Tree” had been accepted as a temporary loan to the Gallery of Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.
His work won many awards and honorable mentions. His biography is published in “Who is Who in American Art”, “WIKIPEDIA” and many magazines and newspapers and was shown on television shows in different European countries.. His sculpture “CLOWN” was exhibited in Russian State museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Four of his Art books are accepted to a Library of Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
AlexAG – is a New York based artist. His digitally modified panoramas largely focus on surrealistic harmony of urban life of 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.
This winter collection is focusing on memories of the old New York presented in modern media and apprach to image processing.
His works are offering the new approach to interpretation of reality captured by a camera. Another area to which artist is paying extremely close attention is methods of printing the artwork. Alex employs several processes, including printing on standard metal surfaces, custom print on materials such as leather, steel, stone… The separate area of Alex AG works is printing on transparent and semitransparent surfaces, including multi-layered prints on glass and prints on semiprecious stones, which require illumination for display.
Lenny Khimishman – was born in Moscow, Russia in 1961.
Growing up behind the iron curtain with the lack of opportunity to travel and explore the world, kept the mind of the young boy hungry and his imagination running wild with his own world of color and visual perception.
Drawing was undoubtedly his passion from the young years. After graduating a four-year college with the degree in graphic art and technical drawing,
Lenny worked for the graphic art firm and soon became a bright young member of the vibrant Moscow Artistic Community.
Membership brought Lenny great visibility, and not long after he featured his works on the famous Arbat Street, in the heart of Moscow historic district.
Despite his success, Lenny, like so many artists of the day, felt limited and thirsty for creative freedom and soon left Russia for Austria in the 80.
After living in several European countries, the long and winding road brought him to America, and he now lives with his family around the New York City area.
He worked as a graphic artist in several small art companies around Brooklyn and Manhattan, and for the last 25 years he has been working for the International Publishing Company, where he is developing the digital photography, production art and magical world of color.
His everyday work for well known international magazines certainly keeps him busy, yet he still finds time and inspiration to create and share his intimate vision with others, revisiting that passionate young boy inside.
Yelena Kimelblat – started to paint in 2008 and art became a means for Yelena to share with others her vision of life.
Yelena’s paintings belong to absolutely new genre… Yelena has the uncanny ability to see the unexpected side of the plain and the ordinary. One cannot arrive at this place with reason and logic. Her metaphoric thinking leads her to decisions that are so far from ordinary human associations. That which Yelena is doing doesn’t fit within the understanding of artistic movements and schools of thought. She does not belong to any movement. She is on her own. She gives birth to her art pieces somehow naturally, and they naturally communicate to us that which belongs only to her: her visions of things and happenings – her inner world. This perspective finds a connection with the people who view Yelena’s paintings.
Yelena’s artwork was selected by Metropolitan Museum of Art juried show “Wide Open 7” at BWAC, Spring 2016. Yelena’s paintings are on display at private collections all over the world as well as in Columbia University Medical Center in New York, where she participated at Annual Art Exhibits in May-July, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Yelena received “Best in show” awards there. Yelena Kimelblat is exhibiting her art works in NYC galleries in Chelsea. Recently Yelena exhibited her art works at Museum of Russian Art, Jersey City, NJ. As a philanthropist of the arts Yelena played a key role in organizing many exhibitions, book launches and concerts not only at her Gallery but also in other prominent venues.
Irene Koval – Ukrainian artist originally from Odessa, was raised in a family of carnies (father was an engineer and performer for the circus and mother was a skilled acrobat) Irene worked in the circus as a child, performing acrobatic acts. Her childhood was as unusual as it was difficult, always moving to new places all over Russia as a part of the soviet circus lifestyle.
After graduating from circus institute and officially becoming a part of the soviet circus, Irene found herself greatly stimulated by her creativity. At this time, she was collecting a diversity of skill and technique from the various art classes she was attending in different parts of the Former Soviet Union as she was traveling all over the country with her circus.
Irene had a strong passion for the fine arts and theater. From 1983 to 1987 she attended the State Art Theatrical College in Odessa and became a property master puppeteer and art sculpture doll designer. After graduation, she was participating in numerous fine art exhibitions in Ukraine and Russia. In 1989 she fled the political oppression of her home country by immigrating to the United States and settling in New York to continue her pursuit of a career in art. In 1994 Irene graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) as a textile and surface designer. She worked for different design studios but her love of the fine arts and theater never died.
Irene has been painting, constructing Dolls, and even assembling jewelry all her life. Her style and technique has transformed over the years but Irene always finds that most of all, her art is influenced by her experience as a circus performer.
Yelena Lezhen – Lezhen is an American artist born in Ukraine who lives and works in New Jersey. Her preferred media is oil, acrylic and ink on canvas and paper. Her symbolism bears an emotionality required to express, soberly and directly, a specific emotive atmosphere. Eroticism and sexuality is the bridge that leads from visible to invisible in her works. Yelena Lezhen has participated in numerous art exhibitions and won a number of juried selection calls for art and awards. Recently she exhibited and sold her art works at Art Hamptons 2016, and also at art exhibitions in Barcelona, Paris, Reggio Emilia (near Milan), and at SALON ART3F NICE (France) in October, 2016. Her paintings and drawings can be found in private collections around the world, including United States, Germany, Israel, Russia, and Ukraine.
Viktor Miloslavsky – is an award-winning full-time professional photographer based in New York City. He displays an impressive array of variance in his editorial and commercial works, but also breathes life into inanimate concepts and ideas through his creative art photography.
As an art photographer, Viktor takes pictures of popular subjects, but adds his own artistic twist. This allows for each and every single one of his images to bear a unique signature touch. His talent and ability is especially evident when he transforms old-fashioned images, such as the iconic martini cocktail, into modern works of art. After all, “The martini is the supreme American gift to world culture,” as written by Bernard DeVoto. What Viktor does in his “Martini” series is undermine this glamorous, sophisticated and expensive drink of celebrated reputation. A drink that is associated with impeccably refined people like Frank Sinatra, F. Scott Fitzgerald and of course, James Bond, becomes much more modern, bold and raw in Viktor’s series. This is only one example of Viktor’s ability to mirror the erratic pulse of a contemporary New York lifestyle in his art. In his “Baroque” series, Viktor creates atmospheric shortcuts commonly associated with a vibrant bar setting. In doing so, he brings basic items like wine glasses and bottles to life. Both Viktor’s commercial photography and art photography works display his unique and intriguing style; his skills and abilities speak for themselves and allow for Viktor to distinguish himself with ease and confidence.
Emil Silberman – When I enter my studio, I enter a different world of subconscious feelings, new forms and emotions that cannot be expressed in any other way. Capturing this reality is my challenge as an artist.
I grew up in Latvia during the Soviet era. I always knew that I was born to be an artist but by a strange turn of fate, I also became a physician. I chose Emergency Medicine as my specialty and have been working in a busy inner city ER for many years. For a long time I kept the two worlds separated. Then one day I realized that I was streaming ideas from my medical work into my art and the two worlds started to came together. The drama and intensity of emotions in the ER are probably unmatched in any other work environment.
The medical literature reports that a large proportion of ED visits are behavioral and psychiatric in nature. Such patients are most interesting to an artist interested in exploring the human condition and psyche. The facial expressions and forms of the human body distorted by pain and disease provide me with an endless source of ideas and inspiration.
I have been greatly influenced by classical Russian art and its emphasis on highly emotional content, subtle story telling and hidden meaning. Artists like Repin, Perov, Surikov, Antakolsky and many others made a lasting impression on me from an early age. Later influences include artists like Modigliani, Otto Dix and the German Expressionists, and Kabakov. Although I have no formal art education, I have pursued my study of art through all available venues, and in the process have acquired knowledge of the techniques and materials that seem best suited to my ideas.
For many years I would not disclose my unique situation out of fear that it would distort the viewer’s perspective, but I now realize that it is hard to understand my art without it. On reflection I also see that my subject matter has shifted over the years from pain and death to satire, social commentary and other less lighter themes. I tend to use my art to express the many ironies of life. My attitude may sometimes even be interpreted as facetious. I can use my artwork to make light of some very serious issues in society, as I see it today. This satirical style allows me to express my frustrations with society in a humorous manner.
Yuliya Skurska – (b. 1991) is a Ukrainian New Orleanian artist who has worked in photography, drawing, painting, and, most recently, ceramics. Much of Yuliya’s art relates to the idea of change and the process of becoming. Yuliya works intuitively across media, guided by her interest in organic materials and processes, liminal spaces, and light.
Yuliya’s paintings and photographs have been shown in solo exhibitions in Italy and New York City and group exhibitions in New Orleans, Oakland, Brooklyn and Florence, Italy. Yuliya’s work is part of the municipal collection of the Comune di Barga (Italy) and the Myers Collection of Teachers College (Columbia University), as well private collections in Ukraine, Germany, Italy and the United States. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and a student of Teachers College, Columbia University. Yuliya lives and works in New York.
Dmitry Zatsarin – was born in the city of Pyatigorsk in Russia in 1959, he graduated from the Kuban state University of Arts and Technical Graphics located in Krasnodar Russia, and he is a longtime member of the Creative Union of Artist and works. He specializes in oil paint on velvet and the classic technique of painting on canvas. Dmity has participated in many private and public exhibitions. His work has been shown in many countries such as Israel, Germany, France, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and also in the United States.
The artist works with animal imagery, creative recycling of animal images. Dmitry also loves to paint flowers. Orchids are being his favorite. He is constantly adding to his works, there is a piece in his collection that depicts the underwater world in a realistic manner. The artist has also used relief pastes and florescent colors to create unique fun pieces that captivate and inspire. He has also done many portraits depicting women in an elegant and tasteful manner.
Dmitry has been living in the United States since 2014.