Olexander Wlasenko: Art House Cinema Family Archive

Opening Reception
Saturday January 19, 2013 - 2pm to 4pm

Artist Talk
Saturday January 19, 2013 - 1am to 2am

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Artist, writer, and Whitby Station Gallery curator Olexander Wlasenko explains that his work is focused on a personal and investigative discourse surrounding drawing’s relationship with lens-based media in contemporary culture.

Wlasenko’s solo show features ten recent charcoal on paper drawings made by manually rubbing pigment or charcoal into the surface of the paper, that picture various scenes from cinema. Wlasenko is interested in depicting/finding the “moment” or single frame when the dramatic structure of the movie plot changes in an instant: a drowned victim is discovered, a woman becomes aware of her husband’s infidelity, two lovers meet for the first time.

The artist culls his imagery from his father’s Soviet-era Ukrainian cinema collection, reflecting on an interpretation of the past and the relationship with lens-based media in contemporary culture.

Join us for an artist talk with Olexander Wlasenko, Synchronicities: Art & Cinema on Saturday, January 19, 1 pm.