Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2005
From: Marc David Miller <MDM@DiscoveringRussia.com>
Subject: "Young American Artists" Exhibition in Moscow
The Kolodzei Art Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition, "Young American Artists of Today", on Friday, November 4 at the Central House of Artists in Moscow (next to the New Tretyakov). The opening reception starts at 4:00 PM (and probably lasts till 6:00 PM). If you are interested in attending, please send an email BEFORE 9:00 AM on Friday (Moscow time) to Kolodzei@KolodzeiArt.org and your name will be on the guest list.
For some more exhibitions on Russian contemporary art, go to www.KolodzeiArt.org. Currently the Kolodzei Art Foundation has two other exhibitions on view: at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, "Vadim Voinov: The State Hermitage under the Full Moon" till February 25, 2006, and at Columbia University's Harriman Institute in New York, "Perestroika + 20", till January 5, 2006.
The press release for "Young American Artists of Today" is below.
Enriching Cultural and Business Travel
Festival of American Contemporary Culture
AMERICAN AUTUMN IN MOSCOW
"Young American Artists of Today" Exhibition
November 4-27, 2005
Central House of Artists (Krymsky val, 10).
Opening Reception: Friday, November 4, 2005 4:00 PM
The works represented in "Young American Artists of Today" are as diverse as America itself. Photography, painting, sculpture, digital works, printmaking and video art - all of these traditional and contemporary techniques reflect the creative variety of American art. The artists featured in the show include Leigh Terentino, Julian Montague, Megan Foster, Erik Wayne Patterson, Adam John Stennet, Fiona Gardner, Michael Cambre, Jeph Gureka, Jon-Paul Villegeas, James Sheehan, and Sean McDevitt among others. Containing works dating from the last 5 years, the exhibition will explore ideas and trends in which young artists are working today in America. The exhibition showcases the diversity of contemporary American art through selected works. "Young American Artists of Today" is organized by the Stas Namin Centre and the Kolodzei Art Foundation, Inc. (USA) in cooperation with the Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography of the Russian Federation and East-West Foundation for Culture and Education (USA). Curator of the exhibition Natalia Kolodzei.
One of the important areas of American art is in the development of digital and photographic processes. The works by Julian Montague (b. 1973), Leigh Terentino (b. 1968) and Fiona Gardner (b. 1975), with all their difference of concepts and ideas, are united by use of the modern technologies.
On the other hand, Megan Foster (b. 1977) combines in her paintings cinematic narratives and the everyday experience. The process of making these paintings begins with a series of digital pictures from DVDs and clippings from magazines; then the artist combines omnipresent media images with elements traditionally associated with painting.
"Young American Artists of Today" represents the diverse palette of American artistic life of the last five years, which is mainly based on individuality. Most artists are keen to find their own place on the international artistic venue. Works by young artists is always of great interest for the public, especially works from another country. We hope that this exhibition will continue the dialogue between the American and Russian cultures.
For information and images, please contact:
Stas Namin Centre
Tel.: +7 (095) 237-1088, 237-1089
Fax: +7 (095) 954-1585
Kolodzei Art Foundation, Inc. (USA) Tel. 1-732-545-8425; Fax: 1-732-545-8428