Nadezda, “Nightmares & Lullabies”
Opening Reception with the Artist
Saturday, February 24th, 2018.
6:00 – 8:00PM
Free Admission / NO RSVP required
Northport, NY– Haven Gallery is pleased to present “Nightmares & Lullabies”, a solo exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Russian born, California based, Nadezda. “Nightmares & Lullabies” is Nadezda’s second solo show with the gallery and will include forty three new works composed mostly of paintings with the support of four drawings. Nadezda’s work is a study of the latent side of storytelling. With a background in theatre and film, she has long learned the effects and paths of context, mood, costumery and tale, and playfully recants yet retells these accounts through her own lifelong experiences. She translates her childhood lullabies and present day ideologies through the pulsating and pointed direction of her paint brush. Her strokes, stories and moods are universal and transportive, just as the nightmares and lullabies of our own memories and lives.
February 24th – March 31st, 2018
Opening Reception with exhibiting artists present: February 24th, 6-8pm
A derivative of memento mori (translation: “remember that you have to die”), vanitas reminds the viewer of their inevitable death and the frivolity of earthly, hollow endeavors during their brief existence. This concept is most noted in the Golden Age of Flemish Art but has left its mark on art throughout the ages. One such noted painting entitled “The Ambassadors”, by Hans Holbein the Younger, exemplifies this idea through the heavy use of symbols. A narrative exists laden with symbolic representation, yet complimented by the inexorable fate of death in which we all shall face one day.
Exhibiting artists include: Laurie Lee Brom, Amy Katherine Minchew, Audra Auclair, Miso, Fay Helfer, Sarah Joncas, Stan Manoukian, Jennifer Hrabota-Lesser, Adam S Doyle, Masha Gusova, Matt Dangler, Steven Daily, Kit Mizeres, Thomas Dodd, Gustavo Rimada, Garry Buckley, Luke Kopycinski, Joseph Weinreb, Sam Guay, Meagan “Magpie” Rodgers, Criminy Johnson, Gretchen Lewis, Jon Ching, Corinne Geersten, Daria Aksenova, Yosuke Ueno, Scott Grimando, Sail & Anjipan