TWO WAYS– Homage + Landscapes Artist Exhibition at SPAG Artists Studio
Friday, December 2, 6-9 PM, 25 France Street, Norwalk CT
“Two Ways” are what local artists Sergey Stepanenko and Bruce Horan will be showcasing at their collaborative artist exhibition at SPAG Artists Studio in Norwalk on Friday, December 2, from 6-9 PM.
Sergey Stepanenko graduated from art school in Frunze, Russia in addition to receiving a MA in book design from the Moscow Printing Institute. He studied with such renowned teachers and artists as Fyodor Stukoshin, a disciple of Alexander Osmerkin, and Natalia Goncharova, the daughter of Andrei Goncharov, Soviet theatre director, drama pedagogue and author, all of whom kept the traditions of Russian art of the early 20th century alive. Throughout the late 70s to mid 90s Sergey actively participated in exhibitions throughout Frunze, Crimea, and Moscow.
In 1995 Sergey came to the United States with his family and soon created a name for himself within the New York City art world, creating one-of-a-kind pieces for Presidential families and celebrities, as well as large-scale mural projects on a series of ships built in France for the Celebrity Cruise line. Sergey’s extensive travels are the inspiration behind his successful "Traveler Series”. Picasso remains one of Sergey’s greatest idols; not to imitate, but through the depiction of life through his paintings and the freedom of expression through his art form.
Since receiving his MFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, Bruce Horan has been working on a series of paintings and prints that capture his impressions and experiences of the complex and busy world around us. Bruce’s current work combines abstraction with landscape to create playful and colorful images that depict the energy, uniqueness, and somewhat chaotic nature of our environments. His surreal approach to interpreting the spaces where nature and civilization meet puts us in new territory that has a familiarity to itself but also leaves us wondering where and how such places exist. Building from abstraction, Bruce begins with simple shapes of flat color that morph into cityscapes and places of nature as the scenes develop. The images remain partially abstract and undefined, allowing the viewer to explore, discover and complete the landscapes presented. Often, objects and references to real-world curiosities make their way into the picture, allowing for new interpretation of the familiar and overlooked.
Learn more => http://www.brucehoran.com/