Current Exhibitions

PAINTED POETRY:
Alexander Gassel, A Retrospective

March 5 – July 18, 2021

This exhibition of contemporary paintings by Russian-born American artist and designer Alexander Gassel blends the avant-garde with traditional Russian iconography and combines ancient symbols with contemporary subjects. Gassel creates extraordinarily vivid works that reflect his cultural heritage alongside his life experience in America.

Artist, conservator, and writer Alexander Gassel’s artworks combine ancient icon painting techniques with Biblical, mythological, modern, and deeply personal narratives. A synthesis of Art Deco designs influenced by Erté, narrative genre scenes evoking Chagall, saturated color schemes recalling Kandinsky, and complex formal structures reminiscent of Malevich all combine to make for a highly sophisticated and individual vision that is unique to Gassel, yet typically Russian. Harmonious, elegant, and moving, his art consistently garners international attention and appears in many public and private collections, including that of the Vatican.

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