Lauren Bolshakov

“Line of Dance”

June 13 - July 27, 2019

City Art is pleased to announce our newest exhibition from artist Lauren Bolshakov entitled “Line of Dance”. An opening reception will be held on Thursday June 13 from 5 – 7pm. The exhibition will remain on display in the main gallery until July 27, 2019.

“My art is inspired by movement, by nature, by dance, and by connections. Being a visual artist as well as a dancer of Argentine Tango has made me extremely aware of negative space, of good lines and of the idea that you can communicate in many ways without saying a word. In my abstract art, I love soft colors, strong lines, balance, and playing with different mediums and surfaces to evoke a feeling. I have always worked in water media, loving the fluidity of the paint and the challenge of making the unpredictable predictable, and have always incorporated charcoal into my work. While these two things are consistent in my art, I try to always explore, play with, and be adventurous when developing new ideas.” – Lauren

Lauren Bolshakov is best known for her abstract mixed media paintings, defined by soft colors, balance, and elegant linework. She works in watermedia, incorporating charcoals, pastels and most recently oils on a variety of surfaces. As she has also been a dancer for many years, it’s not surprising that reoccurring themes of movement and communication are often present. “The feeling of physical connection, of listening closely and responding wordlessly while dancing is something that I want to share in my work. That reciprocity is something joyful that I want you to feel, even if you’ve never set foot on a dance floor,” she says. Lauren feels that communication is more important than ever in today’s world and hopes to convey it via intuitive, movement driven works.

Gallery Director Wendyth Wells has watched the development of Lauren for several years and felt that the time had arrived “to exhibit a body of new paintings to the Columbia audience, as well as many visitors from around the country and abroad”. It is with best wishes for many beautiful wedding ceremonies and receptions while Lauren’s paintings grace the walls.