Global art agency and gallery, Art Bastion Miami, will be showcasing an art exhibit of exclusive paintings from the ‘twice forgotten’ Russian colorist and fantastical realist Boris Chetkov (1926 – 2010), February 21 – March 21, 2015. A V.I.P. wine reception will be hosted by Art Bastion Miami opening night on February 21st, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., where guests will enjoy complimentary cocktails and a selection of passed hors d’oeuvres will be served.
The Boris Chetkov: Portraits exhibition consists of the largest private collection of many never-before-seen paintings by Chetkov, owned by collector Peter Hoffman, Jr., founder of the Hoffman Art Institute.
Opening the exhibition will be Russian art historian and broadcast journalist, Rosie Rockel, who has co-curated this thought-provoking exhibit with the Hoffman Art Institute. Ms. Rosie Rockel regularly presents arts coverage and is considered one of the leading critical voices on Russian 20th century and contemporary art.
Mr. Peter Hoffman, Jr., will be inaugurating the show, in addition to local and international Modern Art experts. They will consider the techniques and lasting relevance of Chetkov’s portraits, that depict the duality – public and private persona – and duplicity that living under communism engenders, a highly relevant topic in Miami today.
Spanning three decades, Boris Chetkov: Portraits, brings together 20 important works from the zenith of Chetkov’s long career working in Russia during one of the most tumultuous periods in 20th-century history. The exhibition includes bold works created during Khrushchev’s Thaw of the 1960s, through his years painting in secret while working officially as a glass artist, up to his paintings made during the liberal glasnost years of the 1980s.
Art Bastion was founded by internationally recognized art collector and curator, Sebastiano Varoli, with the mission of discovering and representing artists around the world and introducing their artwork to broader audiences. Varoli has collaborated with renowned art initiatives ranging from the Musée D’Orsay in Paris to the Royal Ballet in London and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice.
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V.I.P. Wine Reception – Saturday, February 21, 2015
7pm – 10pm
RSVP required: firstname.lastname@example.org
Boris Chetkov: Portraits Exhibition will be open to the public February 21 – March 21, 2015
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.