• October 5, 2017
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

From ancient Fayum portraits to Rembrandt’s ever-present subjects we will witness how through the vehicle of art, invisible, impalpable, transient concepts are formulated into concrete, physical, enduring objects. This lecture demonstrates various artistic techniques which attempt to preserve the fleeting and the incorporeal in an appropriate tangible form.

ZHENYA GERSHMAN is an internationally renowned artist. She was born in Moscow, Russia and held her 1st solo exhibition in St. Petersburg at age 14. She was selected as a subject of the TV Documentary Film “Our Generation”, a project dedicated to searching for the five most talented teenagers in Russia, showing hope for the cultural future of the country. The youngest student to be admitted to Otis Art Institute, Zhenya graduated with Honors and later  received her Masters of Fine Arts degree from Art Center College of Design. Today, Gershman’s portraits are featured in public and private collections   including Douglas Simon and Richard Weisman (she is included in the book “Picasso to Pop: The Richard Weisman Collection”). Gershman’s portrait of Sting was acquired for the permanent collection of the Arte Al Limite Museum, due to open in 2017 in Santiago, Chile.