The September Showcase
Annette Mewes Thoms
Reception Sep 7th 6 - 8 PM
Ashok Jain Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition featuring the works of Annette Mewes Thoms, Lesya Yanush, Pepe Aguilar, and Shara Ladyzhensky.
Annette Mewes Thoms was born in Germany where she continues to work in her studio in Hamburg. She grew up on the coast and has always had an interest in water and its reflections. She also became interested in how boat masts become fascinating meandering lines in the wind. This became her main inspiration for her work. Her work has been exhibited throughout Germany and the United States.
Hossein Edalatkhah combines social, political, historical, sexual, and religious themes in his pieces. In his works, traditional Persian symbols, materials, and figures often melt into each other in phallic forms, and symbolize the cultural "erection" Edalatkhah is concerned with. His unique portrayal of queer symbols, feminism, gender roles, and his objection to male dominance in society can be found throughout his paintings. He lives and works in New York.
Lesya Yanush is an abstract painter who was born in Ukraine and now resides in New York. Her artistic process is characterized by a sense of spontaneity. She begins each work of art without any preconceived plan, in order to allow pure imagination to emerge and to reveal the culmination of emotional states. She has shown her paintings in New York City and is also in numerous private and corporate international collections.
Pepe Aguilar is a Mexican artist, currently living in New York, who works in rubikubism. His work is about textures and patterns, but also the image that is revealed when the work is viewed at a distance. His pieces pay tribute to Mexican pop icons such as Frida Kahlo and El Santo. His work has been recognized all around the world, including the prestigious Cannes Lions Festival, where he’s been awarded with 14 Cannes Lions.
Shara Ladyzhensky is a New York City based artist. She creates realist drawings and paintings from life. She strives to capture her subjects’ appearances as well as their individual personalities. She devotes herself to studying artistic anatomy, linear perspective, and art history. Ladyzhensky has studied at The Art Students League of New York and The Park Slope Art School.