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"Misha Kligman: Icons for the Non-Believer"
2005-02-11 until 2005-03-26
E. Gordon Gallery
USA United States of America
Misha Kligmans solo show at E. Gordon Gallery, Icons for the Nonbelievers. The show is a first look at a large and expansive body of Kligmans stunning images. Thoughtful, striking, and emotive, the visual images, displayed at the E. Gordon Gallery through March 26th, are important works of art from one of Clevelands emerging artists.
“The pieces in this show were painted spontaneously over a period of three years. In most of the works I have used an alphabet of symbols that has evolved over time and that represents various intimate aspects of my own life. Even though people are the primary subject of my works, none of the pieces are actual portraits. They are simply a visual representation of my memories, thoughts and inner conflicts that have been given a human face. Whether a found photograph was used in the process or the work was deliberately composed, each piece carries a certain emotional charge that resonates within me. That is what I am ultimately looking for in the finished work.”
Misha Kligman, graduated from Cleveland State University in 2001 where he studied various art disciplines, concentrating primarily on painting. Since then he has been working on developing techniques that combine photography and oil paining and in the process exploring visual, emotional, and psychological aspects of figurative art. He lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio.