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Reflecting on History or What Became of My Red Star

Art 2009-2010


Thur, July 8, 2010

Fifteen NYC-based, Russian-born artists provide reflections on their Russian-Jewish-American identity via paintings, photographs, and mixed-media works at Chelsea’s ICO Gallery. Curated and produced by Olga Monastyrskaya.

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.


Olga Monastyrskaya Reflecting on History or What Became of My Red Star

Olga says, “My story is not in any way different… Being such, I am convinced that through the form of visual expression, it will spark a beautiful dialogue with other artists who have their unique stories to tell as well as with the audience, who I hope will recognize their internal and external world in the works on view.”