The exhibition, which celebrates the 22nd anniversary of Latvia’s restoration of independence, is conceived and organized by Latvian Transatlantic Organization and U.S. Baltic Foundation co-chairman Hamid Ladjevardi. Exhibit features a selection of evocative paintings from nine outstanding contemporary artists of Latvia.The diversity of style, content and technique of these paintings attests to the many ways artwork helps us reflect upon contemporary realities to widen our vision of the world. This show brings together romantic realism, playful primativism, hypnotic portraits and geometric abstraction. Exhibit Includes work by Miervaldis Polis, Ieva Iltnere, Inga Meldere, Andris Eglitis, Harijs Brants, Ernest Klavins, Daiga Kruze, Leonards Laganovskis. The artwork has been selected by a commission of experts.
The exhibit has opened to high acclaim at the National Arts Club of New York, shown at the Latvian Embassy in Washington and the Driehaus Museum in Chicago, where it coincided with the NATO Summit. At the end of May, this collection returned to Latvia, and now the paintings are exhibited in Latvia’s National Art Museum. Exhibition is open from June 9.
Junebug.com has written about the NY show: „As this showcase only remains in town for two fleeting weeks, the time are nigh to experience the viscerally beautiful strain of art embodied by Latvian paintings.” On May 5, the exhibit was also reviewed by the Washington Post.
Paintings and information on the exhibit can be seen at the following website:Contemporary Latvian Painters.
Photos from opening of the exhibit at the Latvian Embassy in Washington, D.C.