Saturday, May 14, 2011
New Exhibit on May 25- July 31 with Opening Reception on June 5: Retrospective of Russian School of Fine Art.
Our new exhibit will feature oil painters , from St.Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts, Alexander Korman and Vladimir Tabanin, and famous etching artists, representing Moscow Surikov Fine Arts Institute and Moscow School of Graphics- Alexander Vetrov and Stanislav Nikireyev ( 1932-2007).
The Russian painting tradition is unique.In America, the Russian realist painters are often referred to as Impressionists. It is true that, the discoveries of French impressionists have influenced Russian painting in the late 19th century. However, while studying the effects of light on color through building color relationships, the Russians always adhered to highly accurate drawing.As a result, the Russian tradition combines the focus on color, but without destroying the form, as is often reffered to as a more painterly school.Detailes of painting are emphasized only to the extent as they contribute to the general composition.
Bostonian painter Alexander Kormans's love for Impressionism, combined with his rigorous training in Realism, created a unigue fusion, resulting in a romantic affair with en plein air painting. "For this show I am going to place 15 of my paintings from different periods of my artistic career.Although my artistic style may vary depending on en plein air situation, my goal has stayed unchanged through the years: to capture complex, momentary and coherent impressions of objects of art and surrounding nature".
"Honored Artist of Russia" Vladimir Tabanin lives in St.Petersburg. He is a wonderful colorist, which is most fully expressed in his still lives. He resorted mainly to "tsvetopisi", where every stroke of his powerful message carries its own colorful energy.Tabanin works in a variety of painting techniques, and is a participant in more then 200 exhibitions in Russia and abroad. FROM RUSSIA WITH ART Gallery is very happy to present him for the first time in New England!
"Honored Artist of Russia", Alexander Vetrov is an outstanding colored etching artist and was with us from the 1 st Gallery day. His etchings are detailed pictures of native Russia, panoramas of difficult and beautiful compositions. He handles detailes in symphony with nature and the accuracy of what he sees. He uses color tactfully and in a competent, professional manner.
"People's Artist of Russia", Stanislav Nikireyev is one of the best etching artists to ever come from Russia. His black and white etchings capture all the seasons of nature and its creatures both from the past and from more current eras, producing many diverse and beautiful country scenes. They have incredible detail , and no color is necessary! A number of critics compare Nikireyev with Albrecht Duerer.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE EXHIBITION AND OPENING RECEPTION! IT WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 5 AT 3-7 PM AT 1977, MASS.AVENUE IN CAMBRIDGE.
Also Gallery participates at Cambridge Open studios on May 21-22.
Yours Olesya& Jerry Koenig
617 354 2930