Opening tomorrow, March 11, is an exceptional new exhibition of Russian, Ukrainian, and American oil paintings in the Impressionist and Realist manner. It’s on view for only a few weeks. Where?

Bridging two continents over two centuries, Denver’s illustrious Abend Gallery is poised to open “Impression” tomorrow, March 11. This ambitious and gorgeous exhibition features both historical and contemporary Russian and Ukrainian works alongside contemporary American paintings. In fact, Fine Art Connoisseur magazine’s own Vanessa Rothe co-curated the show with Akhmed Salakhly.

C.W. Mundy, “The Angelique,” oil, 16 x 20 in. (c) Abend Gallery 2016

The gallery reports, “The artists share a profound love of painting, and believe in the successful combination of objective realist traditional work with everyday or personal subjects and application which ranges from tighter refined style, to expressive and even ‘painterly’ strokes. The artists are well-versed in multiple subjects including landscape, still life and figure.”
Rothe — who is also a participating artist — suggests further, “We share an admiration of both Realist and Impressionist work and many of us will actually combine these styles in order to create strong, appealing works of art.” In addition to the exhibition, a lecture and slideshow by Rothe and Salakhly will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 12. “Impression” will be on view through March 26.
To learn more, visit Abend Gallery.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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