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EAST MEETS WEST GALLERY is proud to present Accessories and Beyond, which will run at
the All-Russian Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Arts from February 21 to March 15, 2015.

Accessories by the beginning of the 20th century were more relevant to the world of women than men: the world of their interiors, their clothes, their hobbies. In this regard, the worlds of Olga Pluzhnikova-Orlova, Ekaterina Rozhkova and Katya-Anna Taguti will be unveiled in the Museum halls 31-34.

Katya Tagutis World

Comparing woven lace patterns with the threads of fate is a well-known metaphor, and each lace product, based on original patterns by the author, is unique, just as the life of an individual. These unique antique and vintage lace accessories will be exhibited by the Textile Department of the Museum, and will include samples out of Vologda, Yelets and Balakhna from the late 19th and early 20th centuries made by famous artists and masters of their time V.D.Veselova and M.N.Grunicheva, as well as an urban lace suit from the turn of the century consisting of a jacket and skirt made entirely using manual weaving bobbins.

   
Katya Taguti. From the Album 2, 2014-2015. Plaster, mixed media on board, 1575   Katya Taguti. From the Album 4, 2014-2015. Plaster, mixed media on board, 1575   Katya Taguti. Russian prince, 2005. Silk prints on paper, 49x63

Comparing woven lace patterns with the threads of fate is a well-known metaphor, and each lace product, based on original patterns by the author, is unique, just as the life of an individual. These unique antique and vintage lace accessories will be exhibited by the Textile Department of the Museum, and will include samples out of Vologda, Yelets and Balakhna from the late 19th and early 20th centuries made by famous artists and masters of their time V.D.Veselova and M.N.Grunicheva, as well as an urban lace suit from the turn of the century consisting of a jacket and skirt made entirely using manual weaving bobbins.

 

In many houses today one can still find beaded pictures of European life in the 18th and 19th centuries, elegant boxes from various kinds of wood, embroidered purses, handbags and wallets, etc.

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Olga Pluzhnikova-Orlovas World

The idea of the exhibit grew from a very personal series of works by Olga Pluzhnikova-Orlova dedicated to her favorite accessories shoes. Each pair on canvas, whether expensive boots from the Galerie Lafayette or simple felt versions like Goodbye Youth are equally dear to her, and she has kept them to this day. Each is associated with strong memories of travel, meetings and partings, as often indicated in the names of works. Pluzhnikovas works contain lots of introspective thinking; she attempts to look inside herself not only in self-portraits, but also while portraying other women or subjects related to their world.

Olga Pluzhnikova-Orlova. Woman in Paris, 2012. Oil and acrylic on textile, 235185


   
Olga Pluzhnikova-Orlova. Bretagne. Kitchen, 2014. Oil and papyrus on canvas, 5946   Olga Pluzhnikova-Orlova. Shoes Lafayette, 2010. Oil on canvas, 2020    -. Melissa, 2009-2010. Oil on canvas, paper, 2430
 

Ekaterina Rozhkovas World

The art world of Ekaterina Rozhkova contains no human figures, but her baptism robes contain the warmth of her two daughters bodies, with the fine transparent white batiste symbolizing the purity of a child who is at the beginning of her life; this is supported as well by a disembodied lightness that carries the robe to different parts of the metal sheet. The contrast between the imaginary robe and the very real, hard metal translates creates a strong symbolism; the lightness and weightlessness of the robe point to the purity of baptism and the beginnings of life in contrast to the rigidity and problems of the adult world.
For the last two decades Ekaterina has demonstrated a commitment to monochrome minimalism. The exquisite single objects and minimalistic art technics in her latest work affirm the deep contemplation of an object as one of the basic principles of her artistic vision.

 
Ekaterina Rozhkova. Baptismal robe 6, 2009. Silk prints on metal, 150120   . . , ,
 
Ekaterina Rozhkova. Baptismal robe 1, 2009. Silk prints on metal, 150120   . , . , , ,
   
Courtesy of VMDPNI   Courtesy of collector Kusakin A.  

Courtesy of collector Kusakin A.

 
   
Courtesy of Presnyakova G.   Courtesy of Presnyakova G.  

Courtesy of Presnyakova G.

 
   
Courtesy of VMDPNI.   Courtesy of VMDPNI.  

Courtesy of VMDPNI.

         
Curator of the exhibition Tatiana Paleeva
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E-mail: paleeva@emwgallery.com

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