Opening Reception and a meeting with the artist: Friday, June 10 7:30p.m.
Houston artist Elena Rabinovich creates her artworks in various genres, using oil, pastel and acrylic.
With more than 10 years in active painting, she has been a member of the Houston Art Society, Long Star Art Guild and Sugar Land Area Artists (now Imperial Art Alliance). Elena participated in the several art exhibitions in Houston where her paintings have been awarded first, second and third place prizes and commendations and Best of Show awards.
About 50 paintings by Elena Rabinovich are kept in private collections. Her artworks have been exhibited at Muir Fine Art Gallery.
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.
Meeting with the artist Aurelia Nascu: Friday, December 4, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Artworks are available for sale
Houston artist Aurelia Nascu is originally from Moldova. She graduated from Moldova National Institute of the Arts. Aurelia has been a member of the Union of Artists of the Republic of Moldova since 1999 and a member of the International Association of Art (IAA) Europe since 2001.
Aurelia actively participate in group and solo exhibitions in different countries. The art works by Aurelia Nascu are currently displayed in the State Art Museum of Moldova, Nomarxia (Chania, Greece), U.S. embassy in Moldova, Greek embassy in Ukraine, and the Hungarian embassy in Moldova.
Her works are also featured prominently in private collections in USA, Canada, Italy, England, Australia, Spain, France, Germany, Holland, Greece, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Russia and Moldova.
“My works include portraiture, landscape, still life, and compositions in the avant-garde style. As a third generation artist in my family, I was introduced to the world of art at a very young age. I became inspired by artists such as Chagall, Derain, and Bonnard. I am interested in the continuous development of new techniques in painting.” – Aurelia Nascu.
Meeting with the artist Boris Kaplun: Friday,September 18, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Artworks are available for sale
Boris Kaplun is a painter and scenic designer based in Houston, Texas. Boris works with different media such as oil, acrylic and tempera on canvas and cardboard. He had personal exhibitions in France and United States and participated in group exhibitions in Russia, France, Australia, Italy and United States. As a scenic designer, Boris completed more than fifty productions in Houston theaters.
“My interest is not focused on a particular subject but rather on a particular feeling that a subject can evoke. Everyday mundane subjects, which often have bigger meanings, catch my attention. Some haunting thoughts can become the subject of my painting, too. Then I try to find the adequate form to translate that feeling into visual language.” – Boris Kaplun
Meeting with the artist Yury Katchan: Friday, August 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Artworks are available for sale
Yuri Katchan was born in Minsk, Belarus. He resides in Houston with his wife Rita and has a daughter who lives in New York. Yuri is an engineer by trade but an artist at heart. Art is his passion and has always been a part of him: he made puppets for theatre in school, shoes in college, and even toys for his daughter when she was growing up.
The art represented in this exhibition showcases different mediums of his works – paintings, sculptures, and a mixed medium technique incorporating all of his favorite elements. He enjoys working with copper and utilizes orange as the main color in his pieces. “Rhapsody in Orange” showcases the artist’s ability to find something alluring in the commonplace, as in his piece “Alarm Clock”, which features a bell alarm clock framed by wood, copper, and leather.
Yuri’s unique hobby also features in this exhibition. Aside from art, this exhibition includes pieces from the artist’s shoehorn collection. He uses all kinds of sources to add to the collection – eBay, shoe stores around the world during his travels, antique and flea markets. Yuri jokes, “I’ve also made it easy for my friends when they are considering a gift for me – shoehorns never fail!”
Meeting with the artist Olga Porter: Friday, July 3, 6:00p.m.
All artworks are available for sale
Oleg Zakomorny is a well-known Russian artist and sculptor. He lives and works in Moscow. Oleg is a member of Moscow Union of Artists and of Creative Union of Artists since 1996. Oleg regularly participates in exhibitions in Russia and abroad. His works of art are placed in museums and galleries and in private collections in Russia and overseas. At this exhibit we present Oleg’s graphics.
The Russian-born artist Olga Porter works in traditional medium of oil on linen to capture the uniqueness of a moment. Porter has exhibited in Arizona, Oregon and Texas, including Texas Biennial 2009, ALH Celebration of Texas Art 2010, Hunting Art Prize show 2010 and 2011, and Best of Texas 2011. Her works have been featured in American Art Collector Magazine, Austin monthly, Art Ltd, and other publications.
Nudes by Olga Porter are young nude women painted from life. Each painting took only 2 to 5 hours to create. All the models are local to Houston. The series celebrates the mystery of youth and the power of life.
Tatsiana Saleh is from Minsk, Belarus. She is art-and-craft professional and art teacher. Tatsiana works in silk, acrylic and oil painting techniques. She started creating stained-glass artworks in 2013. Her works are kept in galleries and private collections in the United States, Europe, Russia and Belarus.
Opening Reception and meeting with the artist: Friday, March 6, 7:30 p.m.
Wine will be served
This year marks the 100th Anniversary of Kazimir Malevich’s “Black Square” and introduction to Suprematism. Tom R. Chambers (Houston, Texas) and Max Semakov (Moscow, Russia) come together at the Russian Cultural Center “Our Texas” to pay tribute with interpretations of “Black Square” and explorations of other Suprematist forms.
Chambers and Semakov move their works towards Neo-Suprematism that have similarities in method or intent to earlier Suprematist works, but with digital/new media treatment that results in the hybridization of the non-objective form.
Tom Chambers is a documentary photographer/artist, curator, and educator. He has over eighty exhibitions off- and on-line, to his credit. Tom has organized seminars, workshops and exhibitions in digital and media art in the United States, China and Zimbabwe. He is founder of exhibition space Digital Art Online (DAO). The project “My Dear Malevich” by Tom Chambers has received international acclaim.
Max Semakov is a photographer/producer and co-founder of the MiMs Art Group. He is currently involved with the project, “Universe of Malevich” and plans for “Suprematist Park” in Moscow, Russia. The park will represent a space formed with big Neo-suprematist constructions, known as “Architectons”. The shape of the “Architecton” will allow itself to be used as a large bench for reading and having conversations or to be used as a table for laptops, etc. The park will also have a summer cinema hall and a Supermatist pavilion.