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
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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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