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HEADS
Bohdan Burenko (Kiev, Ukraine)
Exhibit dates: February 3–April 15, 2017
Artist's Reception: February 3, 2017 from 7–11pm
part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk
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Stay in the Light
Ken Davis (US)
Exhibit dates: April 7–June 17, 2017

Artist's Reception: April 7, 2017 from 7–11pm
Music: DJ Hells Bells
part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk
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Anno Domini presents...

HEADS
Bohdan Burenko (Kiev, Ukraine)
Exhibition dates: February 3–April 15, 2017

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Creating my works, I use any means and aesthetic categories enhancing impact of the image with regard to its expressiveness; like organization of the elements on the plane, identification of the image structure, its lines and principal spots, figural rhymes and resonances, impression of dramatic struggle of the elements, intensity and unexpected effects of a picture affecting the eye of the audience.

The crucial role is played by the expressiveness of the image rather than by words or the concept at the heart of it. The most important thing for me is how to create such artistic influence of the image so it could “light up people's hearts,” like words of a prophet...reach their consciousness, absorb them, open their eyes to the very essence of human nature. I want all my creations to reflect my spirit.

For me, a human being is the focal point and the pièce de résistance of the arts, that is why I do portraits and “headshots.” The Face is the unique part of the human body. Destruction of a human face evokes strong emotions both in real life and in painting. I do not draw specific people so it's impossible to identify a person in my works. I think that it is the absence of references to specific people that makes it possible for an observer to see an image properly, without any prejudice.

The current Heads series is inspired by human anatomy charts of 17th and 18th centuries. These graphic illustrations created before the advent of cameras made a strong impression on me. I was also inspired by the Victorian photography and the Early Renaissance portraits.

In these paintings is an attempt to capture the appearance along with all the feelings this concrete image evokes in the creator. My painting is always subjective in its deepest sense. When drawing an image you are not only drawing an object or a figure — you are also portraying yourself. Painting is always a two-way process, in which the painter is a filter, an interpreter. He is not an illustrator of reality. Illustration is a priori, a no-win wrong path. My art is always an appeal to subjectivity, not to the cold photographic objectivity.

My painting is not about reproducing reality or existing forms, and not about developing new forms, it is about capturing forces. Forces which inexplicably act on observers, like magic. Auguste Renoir once said, "The most important element in a picture cannot be defined."

Exhibition dates: February 3–April 15, 2017
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Anno Domini presents...

Stay in the Light
Ken Davis (US) solo exhibition
Exhibition dates: April 7–June 17, 2017

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Ken Davis exhibit

Recognizing the oftentimes cryptic realities of the eternal battle between good and evil, Ken Davis creates a body of work meant to be shields from evils and negativity while acting as signals to attract like minded positive energies dead set on fixing the world around them. A sign painter by trade, Ken uses his skill set of single stroke brush calligraphy and line work to create a language of symbols meant to create an overall sacred piece. These paintings are heavily influenced from a sometimes disputed theory of the meanings behind Pennsylvania Dutch barn hex signs in which these colorful design intensive pieces of folk art are meant to ward off "hexes" or "bad luck". Ken brings a modern dialogue to these in his work by referencing history, numerology, and symbolism relevant to his path and those groups he identifies with while mixing it with his own life experience in the worlds of punk rock, skateboarding, hip hop, and other creative subcultures. In the end, these works Ken creates are meant to ward off the ever creeping darkness in our modern times and attract individuals who are also intent on improving the world for all life.

Stay in the Light is Davis’ second solo show at Anno Domini.

Exhibition dates: April 7–June 17, 2017
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