November 29 – December 20, 2014
Exhibition of paintings by Soviet-era masters of the Socialist Realist School and artwork by contemporary Floridian painters Marcus Jansen, Juan Diaz and Daniel Venditti.
In the mid-1990s Ukrainian-American collector, Jurii Maniichuk acquired the museum-quality collection of 140 paintings, saving this cultural treasure from destruction. The Maniichuk-Brady collection includes portraits, still lifes, landscapes, World War II-era images, and scenes of daily life created by leading artists living and working in Ukraine from the 1950s until the mid-1980s.
The historical and contemporary artwork declares that we are all people – in modern Florida and in the Soviet Union 50 years ago – living similar daily lives, overcoming hardships, and striving to make our country, wherever it is – a better place.
“A Tree in the Clouds” – Hyperrealist and Surrealist paintings by Russian artists Stanislav Plutenko and Vladimir Golub
January 2 – 23, 2015
Inspired by Slavic mythology Belorussian painter Vladimir Golub creates symbolic-allegorical landscapes inhabited by the Spirits of Nature – mermaids, nymphs, mother goddesses, and other ancient mythical creatures.
Russian artist Stanislav Plutenko masterfully extracts that which is fantastic, sarcastic and unearthly beautiful from the everyday. He stages each genre with elements of the surreal – mounds of global currencies burning like coal in the furnace, or a child walking along an endless path above the clouds.
Intellectually stimulating and visually captivating, the artwork of these two painters unleashes our imaginations and transport us away from Earthly worries.
“You Make Me Feel so Young” cubist paintings dedicated to love, music and simple pleasures of life – by Alexander Solotzew
January 30 – February 20, 2015
Two years ago Russian-German artist Alexander Solotzew visited Naples for his first exhibition, and found more than success. He found his love, his muse, and now his wife – Marina. She is the influence behind many of his whimsical, allegorical, yet spiritual artworks. The painting of three women “Faith, Hope, Love” captures the spirit of Solotzew’s art. It symbolizes a young woman’s expectations and longing for true love. It also reminds us of the three Saints who bear the same names.
“Born in the USA” – patriotic paintings by Giovanni De Cunto
April 1-20, 2015
Giovanni is a true American icon – a self-made man and an outspoken artist. From a homeless teenager working in a factory by night and studying by day on prestigious art scholarships, to becoming a celebrated contemporary artist proclaiming a strong social message. If there were one word to describe Giovanni’s style – it would be “American”.
Giovanni executes his colorful, new-expressionist paintings without traditional tools – utilizing his original techniques. Giovanni’s works are in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Museum, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Smithsonian Institution.