A traveling group exhibit of nesting dolls painted by contemporary artists from across the country.
Curated by Eddie Martinez
The show opens in New York:
December 6, 2003 - February 2, 2004
65 Hope Street Gallery
Opening Reception December 6, 2003 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM
It then travels to Boston:
March 12, 2004 - March 31, 2004
Green Street Gallery aka Gallery @ Green Street
April 2 - May 2, 2004
To Los Angeles:
May 22 to June 12
New Image Art Gallery
Contact: Eddie Martinez
Russian Nesting dolls (or Matryoshka dolls) combine beauty and intrigue. They lead two very separate lives, one as little statues on display, the other as interactive toys; each one opening up revealing a smaller one inside, creating a family of pear shaped characters.
The idea for this show resulted from the discovery that the dolls could be purchased in their raw wood state, unpainted. The challenge was to encourage artists who typically work 2-dimensionally to cross over to 3-dimensional work. The artists selected to participate in the show were chosen based on their artistic merit and enthusiasm. I also looked for work that lends itself to the ideas surrounding Matryoshka dolls, such as storytelling, and creating art in series. They range from commercial illustrators to fine artists, to graffiti writers, describing a wide range of styles and ideas.
Confirmed artists: Denise Kupferschmidt, Derek Aylward, Eddie Martinez, Suzannah Sinclair, Vault, Katie Rowley, Zelot, Ned Vena, Mark Cabrera, Matt Leines, Tim Biskup, MCA (Evil Design), Kevin Cyr, Shawn Gurczak, Keith Shore, Jeff Soto, Jordin Isip, Melinda Beck, JosephHart, Travis Millard, Nick Zaremba, Mister Reusch, Andy Jenkins, Gary Baseman, Don Pendleton, Gary Taxali, John Copeland, David Choe, Grey Kozyndan, Alex Lukas, Michael Sieben, David Richard, Rich Jacobs, Chris Yormick, Gary Fogelson, Caleb Neelon(aka Sonik), and Marsea Goldberg.