SUPER NATURAL
Yigal Ozeri / Victoria Kovalenchikova
Exhibition Dates: May 16 - June 1, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday May 16, 6-8 pm
Location: Onishi Gallery, 521 W. 26th Street, New York City
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 6pm
Onishi Gallery is honored to present Super Natural, a stunning exhibition with
contemporary artists Yigal Ozeri and Victoria Kovalenchikova. Both artists blur the line
between what we observe in our surrounding and their own vision of nature that
challenges the concept of reality. While Yigal Ozeri, the prolific artist within the
photorealism movement, creates work that reflects the fleeting moment and
encourages dialogue between subject and observer, Victoria Kovalenchikova conceives
an ideal vision of the world, inviting the viewer to take part in her universe.
Ozeri utilizes the technology of modern photography to visualize his model in a
natural environment. After the photography session, he blends his recollection of the
model’s performance with the digital images, creating a photorealism painting that
evokes the pure essence of the natural environment. His work is included in the
permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art (NY), the McNay Art
Museum (TX), the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Tel Aviv), the Albertina Museum (Vienna),
The Museum of Modern Art (Haifa), the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art (KS), the
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (NY), the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation
(LA), the Kennedy Center for the Arts (D.C.) and the New York Public Library (NY), among
others. Ozeri lives and works in New York City, NY.
Absorbing information from traveling across the world, Kovalenchikova hopes to
share her vision of our planet as a work of art —“a kaleidoscope of colors, a patchwork
of patterns; an interconnected sphere without beginning or end.” Her Earth series is a
call to action to recognize the mesmerizing beauty of the earth and save it from
destruction. In contrast to Kovalenchikova’s earlier series focused on the intimate
connection of life in the metropolis, this collection of work takes the viewer outside of
their immediate surrounding, providing a different perspective to observe the world
around us. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Russian
Art (NJ), the Museum of Belarusian State Academy of Arts (Belarus), the Contemporary
Fine Art Museum (Belarus), the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus
(Belarus), the Mogilev Museum of Ethnography (Belarus), the Kolodzei Art Foundation
(NY) among others. Kovalenchikova lives and works in Amsterdam, NL.
For more information, contact Nana Onishi at 212-695-8035 or
nana@onishigallery.com. Or, please visit the gallery website at www.onishigallery.com.

 

 

 

 

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