Fri, Mar 17|
Lesia Khomenko's Full Scale: Artist talk with Dana Kavelina
Please join us for an artist talk with artists Lesia Khomenko and Dana Kavelina.
Mar 17, 2023, 7:00 PM
New York, 169 Bowery, New York, NY 10002, USA
About the Event
Khomenko and Kavelina, both Ukrainian artists currently in the U.S., first exhibited work in the critically acclaimed Woman at War group exhibition at Fridman Gallery, curated by Monika Fabijanska summer of 2022,. Their work addresses a feminist view, shunning a voyeuristic understanding by sourcing found imagery and reinterpreting male-centric media, they express an intimate yet often garrish participation.
Lesia Khomenko is a Ukrainian multidisciplinary artist. In her works she deconstructs narrative image and transforms paintings into objects, installations, performances, and videos. Khomenko’s interests lie in comparing history and myths and revealing tools of visual manipulation. She graduated in 2004 from National Academy of Fine Art and Architecture in Kyiv. She completed residencies at the Center for Contemporary Art in Kyiv (2005-2007) and LIA (Leipzig International Art; 2008) in Leipzig, Germany. She is a co-founder of HUDRADA, a curatorial union and self-educational community based in interdisciplinary cooperation.
Dana Kavelina works primarily with animation and video, as well as installation, painting, and graphics. Her works often address military violence and war, seen from gender perspective – especially with regard to the position of a victim as a political subject – as well as the distance between historical and individual trauma, and memory and misrepresentation.