Sept. 7-Oct. 26
Tuesday – Saturday
11 AM – 5 PM
Making his haunting debut into the art world in the early 1970’s, Jeffrey Silverthorne’s Morgue document became a foundation of his career.
Throughout the years, his subject matter incorporated sex, love, loss, violence, betrayal, identity and other subjects of human nature. He does not tread lightly with his art, which is to say, he has no fear in his use of metaphor.
In the artist’s simple studio, a room in his Moscow home that doubles as a dining room and guestroom, Vadim photographs still lives of common, every day objects. The objects include food, books, ephemera, buttons, and various kitchen tools.
Kazimir Malevich (b. Kiev, 1878 – 1935) and the Suprematism movement is rooted in Vadim’s minimalist compositions. Malevich’s art and philosophy has had a stronghold on the art world since its small movement began in the Soviet Union in the 1920’s. In brief, Malevich invented the term, Suprematism, since his belief that the purity of art was through color and shape, transcending the image.
For example, Vadim’s books are not titled or illustrated on the covers. They are simple shapes on a plane. The colors are mostly primary. The minimal compositions pay homage to Suprematism. Because of this spatial presentation, the book, a symbol of knowledge, becomes a stronger message in the artwork.
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