September 7 - October 26, 2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
From 5 – 8 pm
PDNB Gallery is proud to present the first solo exhibition for Russian artist, Vadim Gushchin
(b. Novosibirsk, 1963) in the gallery. This show kicks off our Fall Season 2019.
In the artist’s simple studio, a room in his Moscow home that doubles as a dining room and guestroom, Vadim photographs still lives of common, every day objects. The objects include food, books, ephemera, buttons, and various kitchen tools.
Kazimir Malevich (b. Kiev, 1878 – 1935) and the Suprematism movement is rooted in Vadim’s minimalist compositions. Malevich’s art and philosophy has had a stronghold on the art world since its small movement began in the Soviet Union in the 1920s. In brief, Malevich invented the term, Suprematism, since his belief that the purity of art was through color and shape, transcending the image.
For example, Vadim’s books are not titled or illustrated on the covers. They are simple shapes on a plane. The colors are mostly primary. The minimal compositions pay homage to Suprematism. Because of this spatial presentation, the book, a symbol of knowledge, becomes a stronger message in the artwork.
Vadim Gushchin’s work has been exhibited widely in Russia, Europe, South America, Asia and the United States. His photographs are in the permanent collections of many museums, including The Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, National Centre of Contemporary Art, Moscow, State Russian Museum of Photography, Nishny Novgorod, Russia, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
This solo exhibition will occur concurrently with the solo exhibition of Jeffrey Silverthorne’s recent work.