Category: In New York

Feb 07 2015


Frants Gallery Space (New York) cordially invites you to attend the opening reception for


An exhibition by Mikhail Belomlinsky

February 13, 2015
6:30 – 10:00 PM

81 Wooster Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10012

RSVP +1 917 202 3782
or e-mail at


By Julia Belomlinskaya

I love the 1960s.
I was born in sixties.
To two “Sixtiers”.
Except that, at the time, my mom and dad didn’t know that they were the “Sixtiers”.
The generation of yet another Russian thaw, this time in the Soviet Russia.
The generation that will also be known as “Children of the 20th Congress of Communist Party”.
The Sixtiers will be emblazoned and disparaged.
They will be the subject of heated arguments.
Bulat Okudzhava, who sided with the Sixtiers, will write a poem
about the Sixtiers who should dethrone the Mustached Man (Stalin).
The poem ends with the Sixtiers placing their bet on the motherland
that will certainly forget about them in all the bustle,
but then again they have but one motherland…
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Sep 03 2014


Frants Gallery Space (New York) cordially invites you to attend the opening reception for


An exhibition by Petr Belyi and Petr Shvetsov

September 12, 2014
6:30 – 10:00 PM

81 Wooster Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10012

RSVP 212 343 0104
or e-mail at


An ordinary glass of water, viewed as the art object, provides an infinite field of possible interpretations.  The longer one looks at it, the father away the applied meaning moves, giving place to the aesthetic value and the form.  Reflections, overlappings, intermixtures, penetrations — the illusory nature of material world creates a certain new household poetics.  Apartment exhibitions facilitate the penetration of household things into art in the best possible way.  The apartment space cannot be transformed into the exhibition space in its entirety; characteristics of its inhabitants show through crystal chandeliers, curtains or wall’s color.  In this case, the artist, thanks to his unlimited power, endows household objects with an absolute freedom of self-determination, which is unthinkable in the real life, by arranging almost metaphysical still lives:  a chandelier drifts onto the wall; a flower grows through the floor.  He creates a sense of the absurdity of goings-on, disturbing the customary state of affairs and balancing on the border of art-not-art, as if engendering a special type of object that exists simultaneously on several terrains.

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Feb 07 2014


Cordially invites you to attend the opening reception for


An exhibition by: Elena Gubanova and Ivan Govorkov

Friday, February 28

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Frants Gallery Space
81 Wooster St. 4WM, New York, NY
Please RSVP at:

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Astronomy of Feelings

BY: Elena Gubanova and Ivan Govorkov

At first glance, it might appear that astronomy and feelings are concepts that do not intersect.
Astronomy – it is distances, galaxies, stars; this is a mystery. However, a human being with his feelings, fears and doubts is no less of a mystery. Observation has always been the basis of astronomy. Observation has always been the activity of an artist. A mirror is one of the instruments used by a human being for self-determination, and the very same mirror has now become the chief instrument of astronomers. A human being looks in the mirror and sees himself and outer space. Read more »

Dec 06 2013

Drawing the Third Dimension Workshop

Frants Gallery Space will host Drawing the Third Dimension workshop exploring Max/MSP Jitter and OpenGL frameworks as tools for 3D video production on December 7.

Limited to 15 places this beginner’s workshop is organized by Ellen Pearlman and taught by Tommy Martinez. Ellen Pearlman is a New Media Artist, Writer, Curator, Critic, who gave a thought-provoking presentation on The New Aesthetic And The Digital Divide during CYBERFEST 2012. She is also a director and curator for the Volumetric Society, an eclectic group of innovators exploring the arts & sciences of a new world of natural user interfaces between body, brain, and spatially aware computing for the physical world. It is a platform for exchanging ideas and projects and getting exposed to the volumetric future the devices such as Kinect, Emotiv/MindWare, volumetric 3D displays, cameras and telematic interfaces.

The Volumetric Society workshops.
Images from

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May 01 2013

Frants Gallery Space at Cutlog Art Fair

Frants Gallery Space will take part of Cutlog Art Fair, NY 2013
Artists: Elena Gubanova, Alexander Terebenin


May 8-13th

at 107 Suffolk Street, New York NY 10002


Feb 26 2013

"Up to Twelfth Generation" by Alexander Terebenin

St. Petersburg Arts Project (NY) cordially invites you to attend the opening reception for

"Up to Twelfth Generation"

By: Alexander Terebenin

Friday, March 1st

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Frants Gallery Space
81 Wooster St. 4WM, New York, NY
Please RSVP at:

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Up to Twelfth Generation

Photography of Alexander Terebenin is much like archeology, and his strolls though the city are akin to expeditions – inconspicuous; with neither fuss nor pose. The extraction is carried out openly, without gold miners’ sweat, pioneers’ vehemence or scientists’ zeal. Roaming round and about, melancholically dwelling here and now, the artist retains the time that flowed here and then.

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Oct 20 2012

“Eye of the Beholder” by Serge Hollerbach

Frants Gallery Space (New York) cordially invites you to attend the opening reception for

“Eye of the Beholder”

A selection of works by Serge Hollerbach

October 26th, 2012
6:30 – 10:00 PM

RSVP 212 343 0104
or e-mail at

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“I am I and my circumstance”
Jose Ortega y Gasset
Meditations on Quixote

On the cover of the collected essays by Sergey Lvovich Hollerbach “Notes of an Artist”(1), there is one of his drawings included in the exhibition.  The depicted person looks a little bit like the author, but Sergey Lvovich maintains that the drawing was not conceived as a self-portrait, even though one could not deny the resemblance of certain traits.  This, so to speak, is a generalized image of an artist.  He is depicted in profile with a sketchbook and a pen in hand, and he seems unaware that he is caught by a beholder, being fully engaged in his work.

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Apr 12 2012


Invites you to attend
the opening reception for


Friday, April 20th 6:30PM-10:00PM
81 Wooster St. 4th Floor. New York, NY

Featuring readings by and about Dovlatov by writers:
Lara Vapnyar and Barry Yourgrau.
–The readings will begin at 8:00pm–

With photography by:
Nina Alovert, Leonid Lubianitsky, Mark Sherman, Natasha Sharymova


In collaboration with The Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fellowship Fund

Special thanks to Natasha Sharymova, Elena Dovlatova,
Ksana Blank and New York Plus Plus

Writer Sergey Dovlatov (1941-1990) stands out in Russian literature for having placed his works on the border between fierce testimony and playful exaggerations about life.  His independent way of thinking was fresh and reviving for many people during the Soviet times and it still is today.  In 1979, after being expelled from the Union of Soviet Journalists and conscripted to military service, Dovlatov left Russia and moved to New York where he was free to publish his first two novels Kompromis (“The Compromise”) and Zapovednik (“The Nature Reserve”).

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Jan 13 2012

ROMAN DREAMS by Elena Gubanova and Ivan Govorkov

St. Petersburg Arts Project (NY)
cordially invites you
to attend the opening reception
for the exhibition of works by
Elena Gubanova and Ivan Govorkov

January 27th, 2012
6:00 -10:00 PM
81 Wooster Street, 4th Floor

[По-русски см. ниже] This exhibition of the St. Petersburg artists is a result of their three-month stay as fellows of Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fund at the American Academy in Rome in 2010.

The luxurious abundance of marble and flying figures in Roman churches and cathedrals occasioned Ivan Govorkov to create a series of drawings Marble.  “I am imbued with the museum figurative classics at the subconscious level.  And this subconscious, devoid of goals or ideas, is revealed in my drawings”.  The artist draws spontaneously and aimlessly, allowing his hand to glide over the paper on its own as if revealing the invisible. Read more »

May 03 2011

“The Blue Sky Will Never Stain” by VITALY PUSHNITSKY

Warmly invites you to attend the opening reception of
“The Blue Sky Will Never Stain”

An exhibition by artist

Friday, May 6th
81 Wooster St. Suite 4WM
(212) 343 0104