Press Release: Isabella Ducrot, Russian Faces
From May 15 to June 14, the Graduate Center will present Isabella Ducrot, Russian Faces, forty-two portraits executed in pencil, charcoal, watercolor, and pastel in the Exhibition Hallway. Accompanied by an illustrated, thirty-two page catalogue, Russian Faces is on view Monday through Saturday from 12 to 6 p.m. The Exhibition Hallway is located on the first floor of the Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street.
Inspired by the myriad cultural developments that informed Russian history from the nineteenth century through the Stalinist era, the artist invites viewers to contemplate the faces of its protagonists—remarkable men and women from the worlds of literature, music, art, and theatre. The subjects are linked by a profound national consciousness that nourished their creativity and gave them the courage to resist in their country’s darkest hours. Since 1985, Ducrot, an Italian artist, has had twenty-one solo exhibitions of her installations, mixed media paintings, and works on paper in Rome, Milan, Venice, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Madrid, and New York.
(Pictured: Sergei Eisenstein, 2008; pencil, charcoal, and pastel on paper.)
Submitted on: MAY 1, 2008