Opening Reception and a meeting with the photographer: Friday, March 25, 7:30p.m.
Exhibition “Veil” is the part of FOTOFEST 2016 Biennial.
Catherine Bubnova was born in Moscow into the family of artists. She graduated from V. Surikov Moscow State Academy Art Institute. Catherine is an art historian and artist working with new media: photography, digital collages, and spatial installations of contemporary materials. She also decorated the contemporary architectural objects, such as subway stations (metro) in Moscow, public buildings in Moscow and in other cities of Russia.
This exhibit shows Catherine’s photographic collages. The color palette of Bubnova’s collages is rich and expressive. Her collages are all about personal freedom, about space of memory, which is beyond control in its flow.
Opening Reception, meeting with the photographer and a book signing: Saturday, March 12, 7:00p.m.
Exhibition “Airport” is the part of FOTOFEST 2016 Biennial.
Sergei L. Loiko has covered wars, crises and daily life in Russia and the former Soviet states for the Los Angeles Times since 1991. He reported from northern Afghanistan in 2001 and from Iraq in 2003. In 2005, he contributed to then-Moscow Bureau Chief Kim Murphy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning reports.
In 2013-2015 Sergei L. Loiko covered revolution and war in Ukraine. In January 2015 he was awarded Overseas Press Club Bob Considine award for the coverage of Ukraine-Russia war in 2014. In March Loiko was awarded Los Angeles Times Editorial Award for best beat reporting in 2014. His portfolio of dramatic images of war includes the exclusive photo package from Donetsk airport, a fierce battle that went on for 242 days in 2014 and 2015. Sergei was the only journalist and photographer there.
These photos became illustrations to the book “Airport”, recently written and published by Sergei Loiko. The book has been translated into many languages. Sergei will present and sign the book at the Opening Reception.
The meeting with the photographers: Thursday, March 27, 7:30p.m.
Opening Reception: March 14, 7:30 p.m. Beverages will be served
Gennady Meergus resides in Israel. His artworks have been showed at solo and group exhibitions in Israel, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania and USA. Gennady participated in PHOTOVISA Festival, Russia and Month of Photography in Bratislava, Slovakia. His photographs are housed in the permanent collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) and numerous private collections. Photographs by Gennady Meergus were successfully presented at his exhibition “Reflected Artifacts” at RCC in 2011.
Series “City in mountains” is dedicated to the sacred city of Safed situated in the mountains of Northern Galilee. Gennady photographed its streets, walls, inhabitants and surroundings for the last 12 years. He observed its character and habits, its aging, and its wounds and scars.
Born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Vladimir Frumin currently lives in Houston. Vladimir has worked as an engineer in NASA for 9 years. Since 2010 he has become a full time fine art photographer. Vladimir participated in FOTOFEST 2008 with his exhibition “Transformations”. His photographs have been shown at many solo and group exhibitions. Portfolios by Vladimir have won Black and White magazine’s Excellence and Merit awards. Artworks by Vladimir Frumin are housed in private collections in USA, Russia, Mexico and Israel.
Series “Russia 2013” was inspired by photographer’s visit with old friends after 23 years of living abroad. In this series Vladimir attempted to emphasize the hardship of Siberian life. He implemented a special technique to create a vintage appearance.
Reception and meeting with the artist: March 6, Thursday, 7:00 pm
WHEN: March 7 – April 20, 2008 Weekdays: 8:30 am – 8 pm ; Saturday: 11 am – 3 pm
WHERE: 2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX, 77005
ADMISSION: Admission is free. Works are available for sale!
The art exhibition “The Relics of Yesterday, or Transformation of the World in my mind” is part of FOTOFEST 2008 – twelfth International biennial of photography and photo-related art.
A Fine Art Photographer and NASA Engineer, Vladimir Frumin devotes as much time as possible to photography, balancing between two diverse natures. “My interest in photography is a way of life and a way of working on parts of myself which get lost in the business world,” says the artist. His most recent venues include the Houston Center for Photography, the Houston Public Library, the Houston Photographic Society, the Arts Alliance Center and Sippora gallery. Some of his work can be found in private collections.
“Time passes by and changes us and the world around us. We do not register these changes, but, as we are running along, we throw a quick glance back and recognize some features of the day that passed. That is the moment when a connection arises with the time that is gone, the time in which we lived so long ago.”
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