November 25th through December 4, 2011

Upstairs Main gallery:
Alexander Kalnitsky, Ilya Kalnitsky, Alevtina Ignatyeva, Ekaterina Smirnova, Mikhail Magaril, Naum Medovoy, Taguhi Barsegian, Grigory Gurevich.

Upstairs Wing gallery:
Elena S. Ab paintings, Emil Fleyshman photography

Downstairs Lobby:
Igor Zaytsev
Opening Reception: Friday, December 2 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The exhibition will be open on November 25th through December 4th.
2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Closed: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Elena Ab, a New York City based artist, has always been intrigued by the concrete magic of cities. In this current exhibition she explores this subject in greater depth, bringing in works from private collections and different shows over the last decade, to work created and painted exclusively for this exhibition. Elena is exploring one of her obsessions, the cities around the world where she has lived and have been a great part of her life. Through the use of large canvas and acrylic paint, Elena’s goal as a painter is to evoke the range of emotions she experienced while spending time in those cities. The energy, sounds, rhythm and colors create an atmosphere, like a canvas for each city’s unique architecture. From sky, earth and water, to steel, glass and gold, the combination of these elements creates a living, breathing entity. Elena brings these cities to canvas using the language of paint, with a desire that the viewer will feel their vibrant lives, ever changing yet remaining the same, in a time and space created by her. Her paintings show the oscillation between abstract and concrete, going beyond artistic technique, but referencing the great masters of Expressionism that sought to express meaning or emotional experience rather then physical reality.
by Ariel Shallit

The photographs that are presented in this exhibition are a part of a limited edition series by Emil Fleyshman, whose iconic photos play a large role in the “Cities of Dirt and Gold” collection. The perspectives and colors of Emil’s cityscapes had a profound influence on Elena’s paintings for this exhibit. His ability to capture the mood and feel of various locations through his lens has inspired the unforgettable energy of Elena’s ‘Cities of Dirt and Gold”.

For information on Igor Zaytsev
contact Director Boris Belenky 917-921-1003
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