From June 9 to July 29, 2013 – Elena Ab Gallery – Tribeca, Manhattan, New York
COSMIC PASSION will feature work from the Cosmology Series of Andrey Bogoslowsky.
My fascination with the beauty of our Universe began in 2005, when I first saw photographs from the Hubble telescope. They were taken taken at long exposure, and reaching out to the deepest corners of the space. I realized that I also can create such clouds, and give them shapes familiar to us on Earth. Soon I learned about possible origins of organic life elsewhere and that we, humans, are the results of four billion years of earthly transformation into complexity of our existence. The Universe is full of life and I, as an artist, can elaborate on this subject. My paintings have become cosmic living symbols of humanity.
ELEMENTS is a series of paintings by Elena Ab that explore the physical and metaphysical building blocks of our world.
Elena Ab was born in Leningrad, USSR (now St. Petersburg, Russian Federation). As a child she left Russia for Jerusalem with her family. After being discharged from the Israeli Defense Forces, as a sergeant, she attended the Bezalel School of Art in Jerusalem. In 2001, she moved to New York, and graduated with a BFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts (on a Scholarship Award). While still in school, she started 368 Broadway Studio, in Tribeca.
The Elena Ab Gallery Tribeca is a new addition to downtown Manhattan, located on 185 Church Street between Reed and Duane. The Gallery is located across from a bus stop, and is a short walk from Chambers Street Station that services the J, M and Z trains. A parking lot is located around the corner. Nestled on a street between many restaurants and shops, the gallery has quickly gained popularity in the community since the opening.