Curated by Natalie Domchenko
Borders are complicated and multi-layered issues. They define relationships of all kinds: political, economic, national, personal, emotional, spiritual. They delineate neighborhoods, countries, continents and well as marriages, friendships, and contracts. Domchenko writes, "as a child of immigrants, borders have always been important to me. Where we live, where we work, where we play, all define us as individuals and communities. Over the years, borders have and are important markers."
This exhibit presents images of landscapes that unite and define individuals. Whether they are specific in time and place or general in elements and geography, the landscape functions as both home and future, distance and past. The borders presented in these images help create and define the worlds presented. The four artists in this exhibit--Suzette Bross, Susan Collins, Yvette Kaiser Smith, and Lincoln Schatz--all use the visual language of landscapes to present their own visions.
Contemporary Ukrainian Graphics at the Turn of the XX/XXI Century
Curated by Kateryna Pidgayna in conjunction with Adrienne Kochman, UIMA and Irina Borovets, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kyiv.
Graphic art is a prominent and long-standing artistic medium in Ukraine yet largely unrecognized beyond its borders. Gaining prominence with the work of poet and visual artist Taras Shevchenko in the 19th c., the medium gained momentum as a significant form of visual expression in the 20th c. throughout Europe. This exhibition features Ukrainian graphic art of the 20th and 21st c., addressing its shared affinities with European modernist developments, its negotiation with and outside of Soviet propaganda agendas and into the 21st c.