Closing Reception for Levan Stepanyan: Investigating the Mundane

Josef Glimer Gallery

Mar. 28, 2014, 05:00 am

207 W. Superior, Suite 200

Due to popular demand and new acquisitions, Levan Stepanyan: Investigating the Mundane has been extended through April 27! Join us on April 18 from 5-8 pm for the exhibit’s closing reception, featuring several new additions to our Levan Stepanyan collection.

Levan Stepanyan grew up among artists in Old Tbilisi in Georgia. He graduated from the Tbilisi Art School, the Tbilisi Toidze College of Fine Arts and the Tbilisi Academy of Art, studying both two-dimensional media and sculpture. In 1994, political turmoil forced the artist to immigrate with his family to Israel, where he became a prominent figure in painting and design.

Stepanyan’s characters exist in introspective isolation and interact without connecting—a wary and insightful prediction of societal self-centeredness, a disintegration of personal attachment. His figures display sculptural qualities reminiscent of European Cubism and indigenous Georgian monumental art. Art critic Galina Podolski, Ph.D. notes that Stepanyan’s everyday scenes of contemporary living “impart an impression of fragments arbitrarily pulled out from the current of life,” inserting contemplation and aesthetic intrigue into the most overlooked steps of daily routine.

Levan Stepanyan: Investigating the Mundane will be on display through April 27 at Josef Glimer Gallery, 207 W. Superior, Suite 200. For more information visit, call 312-787-4640 or email [email protected].

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