Opening Reception: November 11, 2011 at 7:30pm
When: November 11, 2011 – February 29, 2012
Where: 2337 Bissonnet St; Houston, TX 77005
Admission is free. All works are for sale.
As a soloist of the “Flying Balalaika Brothers” group and former singer of “Red Elvises,” Zhenya Rock is mainly known as a virtuoso guitar and balalaika player. The Russian Cultural Center is now presenting his art works, which correlate with his sparkling musical performance.
Zhenya’s first big influence was a local theater, where Zhenya saw real canvases and big oversized stage props by artist and realist Alexander Savinov. Rock went to Alexander’s studio and took lessons from him, while also attending a local art school. At the age of 17, Zhenya began working for the Vologda Philharmonic Hall as a poster artist. Two years later, he started working at the local Drama Theater as a stage decorator and prop designer.
Three years later, Zhenya moved to Moscow and published his first original art on the cover of a program for an Ostrovsky play for the Moscow Harlequin Theater, where Zhenya also worked as a musician. Since that time, Zhenya was commissioned to make stage props, the theater logo and a series of posters for plays.
Artworks by Zhenya Rock were exhibited at Strictly Taboo Jazz Club (Dallas), Martin La Borde Gallery on Royal Street (New Orleans), Valencia Art Fair (Los Angeles), Viva Chocolato at the Domain (Austin).
On the opening reception guests will get a chance to meet with the artist and see Zhenya perform with the members of “Flying Babalaika Brothers.”
For more information on this exhibit please contact us at 713.395.3301.