The High Museum of Art presents a new exhibition that showcases the work of George Voronovsky, a self-taught artist who was born in Ukraine and moved to Miami Beach in 1972. Voronovsky created hundreds of artworks from recycled materials, such as paint, cardboard, and Styrofoam, that depict his memories of his homeland and its folk culture. His paintings are filled with vibrant colors, whimsical figures, and symbols from Slavic mythology. The exhibition also connects his paintings to the recent events in Ukraine, which have been affected by the 2022 Russian invasion.
The exhibition, titled Memoryscapes, is the first major public presentation of Voronovsky’s work. It features more than fifty paintings and sculptures that span the last decade of his life. The exhibition also recreates the atmosphere of his hotel room, where he covered his walls with mosaics of paintings and sculptures. The exhibition aims to celebrate the life and work of a remarkable artist who used his imagination and creativity to transform his surroundings and express his identity.
Memoryscapes is on view at the High Museum of Art from March 24 to August 13, 2023. For more information and tickets click here.