This Thursday Georgii “Gosha” Ostretsov invites you into the exotic world of “Coolville”. The opening this week at Claire Oliver Gallery is part one of a two phase exhibition with the second show scheduled for June 8 at Solo Projects in Switzerland.
Gosha Ostretsov, On the Roof, 2009.
The installation of these acrylic on canvas paintings will cover walls and ceiling of the space making for complete sensory immersion in this alternate universe.
Gosha Ostretsov, True Guardian, 2009.
“Coolville” is derived from the recent battles for power in the artist’s Russian homeland. Ostretsov himself plays several opposing parts in his province from leader to dissident. In his take on reality artists are superheroes determined to seize control amidst the chaos.
Gosha Ostretsov, Words Fail Me, 2009.
Coolville: Part One
22 May – 4 July 2009
Claire Oliver Gallery
Coolville: Part Two
8-14 June 2009