Reflecting on History OR What Became of My Red Star / Art Opening
OPEN BAR 6pm – 7pm
LIVE MUSIC starts at 7pm
Influenced by artists from their one-time homeland and the world over, fifteen New York City-based, Russian-born artists will provide reflections on their Russian-Jewish-American identity via paintings, photographs, and mixed-media works at Chelsea’s ICO Gallery during the early evening hours (6pm to 9pm) of Thursday, July 8, 2010. Complimentary wine will be served throughout, and live acoustic music will begin at about 7pm.
THE ARTISTS: According to The Los Angeles Times, Yevgenia Nayberg’s art shows a “folkloric approach to image-making, with a darker expression,” and her set design “allows for a subtle layering of images that at times verges on poetic.” Nayberg, whose paintings, stage designs, and poster art are in private collections all over the world, is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts/TCG Fellowship. She has designed sets and costumes for more than 30 theater productions, including Chekhov’s “The Three Sisters” and Shakespeare’s “The Two Gentlemen of Verona.” Illustrator and designer Olga Rogachevskaya has illustrated some well-known books and fairy tales, including Hans Christian Andersen’s “Thumbelina” and a book of poems by Vladimir Mayakovsky. She is the recipient of the 2009 New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Regrant Award from the Brooklyn Arts Council. Viktoria Sorochinski’s photos have appeared in various publications, including The New York Times Magazine, EYEMAZING Magazine, and PDN Magazine. She has won numerous awards for her photographs, including one from PDN Magazine (2010) and an International Photography Award (2009) from the Lucie Foundation. Sorochinski has exhibited her work in New York, Philadelphia, and Montreal. Other artists who will share their work in this exhibit include Nikita Shoshensky, Julia Sverchuk, Artem Mirolevich, Anya Rozhdestvenskaya, and others.
ICO Gallery: Founded in 2004 in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, the goal of this art space since the beginning has been to destroy the art myths which are destroying contemporary art and to advocate art that is connected to life.
Note: The exhibition will also be available for viewing for two days after the opening— during the gallery’s regular business hours, on Friday, July 9 (11am – 6pm), and Saturday, July 10 (noon – 5pm)
Project is sponsored by COJECO CWW Initiative supported by the UJA-Federation of NY.

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