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Hay Hill Gallery will be presenting a double exhibition from the 3rd to the 29th March, featuring works by Sveta Yavorsky and Lilia Mazurkevich.

Sveta Yavorsky

3rd March - 29th March 2014

Yavorsky’s worlds are arranged in tea leaves, swirling up some truly fantastic tales that merge and emerge like Scheherazade’s never ending stories. The canvases are like glowing coals in their red-hot transparencies, magic carpet patterns embroider creatures that swim underwater. Perforations hang like flies stuck in amber, whilst spectral figures melt beside their stained glass horses. Elegant, regal and illustrative, the works could have been made by Klimt wearing night-vision goggles, resembling the strange love child of Rothko and Banksy. Here, time is suspended, an hourglass left lying on its side. Beyond these wide open spaces, time is still dissolving grain by grain.

Lilia Mazurkevich
'About a Woman'

3rd March - 29th March 2014

By contrast, Mazurkevich’s off-beat portraits are claustrophobic. We peer into dark velvet boxes where contortionists fold themselves into impossible shapes and overtly sexual women hold our gaze for longer than is ‘proper’. These anti-heroines are not demure or particularly angelic, and they shamelessly decorate themselves with live ornaments; an iguana rucksack, a chameleon bonnet, crocodile shoes- all still breathing. Medusa-wigged or snake turbaned, the luminous skin of each subject is contrasted by the metallic scales of their reptilian accessories. These hyper-realist paintings are about perceived identity, challenging our attitudes towards what the material world has to offer. Commenting on how the material world can distort our versions of people, each work revels in its own melancholia with subtly dark humour.

The exhibition will be held alongside a sculpture collection which features works by Eleanor Cardozo, Nicola Godden, Richard L.Minns, Andy Cheese, Jamie McCartney, Ian Edwards, Gianfranco Meggiato and Palolo Valdes.

With the compliments of the Hay Hill Gallery the pleasure of your
company is requested to attend the private view of the exhibition
Tuesday 4th March 2014, 6pm - 8pm
at the Hay Hill Gallery, 35 Baker Street, London W1U 8EN
rsvp@hayhillgallery.com, 020 7486 6006


E-mail: info@hayhillgallery.com