Exhibition “Russian Paintings of the late 20th century”

  • Start: June 22, 2018 8:30 am
  • End: August 31, 2018 5:00 pm

2337 Bissonnet, Houston, Texas, US

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.

Interview with Rafik Askerov in the newspaper “Our Texas”:

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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*This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance