Paintings that encourage the soaring of the imagination are about to arrive in The Hamptons, made primarily by a trio of international artists. Bound together in the exhibition “Parallel Universe,” the art and the exhibition has much to say about life in contemporary society, the journey that brought us here and what may be possible.
“Parallel Universe” opens the season for RJD Gallery in Sag Harbor with a dramatic leap out of the gate. With the rise of the Internet and the interconnectedness it has created across countries and cultures, the sense that the universal experience of being human can commingle with a cultural history to relay an imaginative experience with something to say about the here and now. Highlights of “Parallel Universe” are works by master painters Andrei Zadorine (Born Russia, now in Netherlands) and Salvatore Alessi (Italy) the painting team of Igor + Marina (Russia). Showcasing large paintings, the exhibition is as compelling in curation as it is noteworthy for the paintings on view.
“Parallel Universe” opens on June 18, 2016 and continues through July 17, 2016. An Opening Reception takes place on Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Additional works by Margaret Bowland, Jennifer Gennari, Margo Selski, Phillip Thomas, and Armando Valero contribute to a diverse show of art that challenges the imagination as it introduces and explores the realty of a “constant parallel universe”, according to the gallery.
The theme of imaginative exploration plumbing realities that pull from this world to create ones parallel are primarily developed through paintings of Zadorine, Alessi and Igor + Marina.