“Icon Art: Visions of a World Unseen” Exhibition

The Ukrainian Institute of America, Inc.

poster for “Icon Art: Visions of a World Unseen” Exhibition
[Image: Petro Humenyuk "Anatomy Lesson" (2001) 72.5 x 113 cm]

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The Ukrainian Institute of America presents a selling group exhibition of 18 artists from Ukraine, “Icon Art: Visions of a World Unseen.” Organized in cooperation with Iconart Gallery of Contemporary Sacred Art, Lviv, Ukraine, the exhibition draws from the work of artists associated with the Ukrainian gallery. Independently working in different media – painting, drawing, metal work, ceramics and glass – the artists focus on spiritual and religious concerns within the contemporary cultural context in which they live.

The artworks – both representational and abstract – visualize ties between rituals of medieval religious iconography and current interpretations of the sacred. This group of artists is brought together through shared origins in Ukrainian spiritual culture and their respective intimate experiences.

Most of the artists are exhibiting for the first time in the United States. Spanning multiple generations, some commenced their creative practices forty years ago working outside of official then-Soviet mandates, while others entered the Ukrainian art arena in the past decade, influenced by contemporary culture and recent political events.

Exhiting artists include: Olexander Antoniuk, Olexander Bryndikov, Ivanka Demchuk, Oleh Denysenko, Petro Humenyuk, Olga Kovtun, Ola Kravchenko, Ivanka Krypyakevych-Dymyd, Olexander Kudryavchenko, Ostap Lozynsky, Mykola Molchan, Danylo Movchan, Uliana Nyshchuk-Borysyak, Natalia Rusetska, Yuriy Smolsky, Yaroslava Tkachuk, Luba Yatskiv, Roman Zilinko.


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