World-Weariness, wit and innocence in the land of the `never-ending` Three-Toed Sloth
Released on = January 5, 2007, 9:03 am
Press Release Author = Richard Campo
Industry = Media
Press Release Summary = Exhibition of noted Russian illustrator Alexander Voitsekhovskiy to take place in New York at famed Slavic hideaway: Russian Samovar from January 6, until January 12th, 2007.
Press Release Body = Voitsekhovskiy, a doctor, still practices emergency medicine in St. Petersburg, taking yearly sabbaticals to exhibit around the world. He has had shows in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Tokyo, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Israel England, as well as Seattle, Minneapolis, Boston and now New York.
Strange, adorable and on occasion, somewhat startling, menageries of animals, personalities and landscape trace a lyrical topography of a Russian soul caught between consciousness and dream states, modernity against archaic impulses. Evading easy classification, Voitsekhovskiy offers us dreamy renditions of ordinary life tinged with absurdity through the prism of a unique, magical realist sensibility.
In a long tradition of Russian artists from the folk tales of Cat and Fox or Baba Yaga to the work of Bulgakov or Pelevin, Voitsekhovskiy is a true Russian original who often captions his pictures with tiny narrative comments.
The delightful colored drawings are being exhibited at Samovar Restaurant, an experience in haute Russian cuisine-Blinis stuffed with caviar and vodka seeped in fresh cranberries complete the mis-en-scene that will teleport the viewer/taster into the timeless Russian spirit.
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Contact Details = Alexander Voitsekhovskiy Exhibition of Drawings January 6-12th, 2007 at:
Russian Samovar 256 West 52nd Street New York, New York 10019 212-757-0168