Perestroika Inspired: Russian Paintings of the Late 20th Century

July 23, 2018 - August 31, 2018
Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
2337 Bissonnet St. | Houston, TX 77005
Contact: Kate Traynin
Phone: (713) 395-3301
Times: 7:30 PM
Admission: Free Admission
Area of Town: West University/Rice Village
Free Admission: Yes

Exhibition “Perestroika Inspired: Russian Paintings of the late 20th century”

Opening Reception in the Russian style: June 22, 7:30p.m.

Selected paintings from a private collection.

During the Soviet period there had been a certain number of officially recognized artists who could openly show their artworks; their names are widely known to the public. They worked in the style of Socialist Realism, the only style allowed by the authorities at that time. 

Alongside with those persons other artists worked. Their art had nothing to do with the official style, and for this reason they had difficulties presenting their works. During Perestroika and Post-Perestroika the situation changed. 

After decades of suppression, many artists of a non-socialist movement had an opportunity to show and sell their artworks, staging a sort of post-Soviet Renaissance. 

This is how the collection of paintings we present came to be. Among the artists are Rafik Askerov from Baku, I.Goidenko, Gagik Petrosian, Shishov, and others.

Armenian artist Gagik Petrosian is a member of International Association of Art. His artworks had been exhibited in Armenia, Russia, USA, France, Germany, Sweden and England, among other countries; and some of his paintings are kept in the galleries and private collections in these countries.

Admission is free.
All paintings are available for sale.

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