Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern: Legends and Parables

(Oct. 10-Nov. 4) — "Legends and Parables" is an exhibition of 34 paintings by Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern, exploring and chronicling the embodiment of human celebration and drama founded on deceptively simple impressions of Jewish folk and religious life.

Petrovsky-Shtern reflects heavily on his cultural roots in his art, imbuing his work with folkloric elements that hark back to his past. His whimsical imagery is poetic and refers to his own psychic reality; it enfolds a true emotional sense of human affections that come with being identified as Jewish, such as overwhelming familial and community love, celebration, sadness, displacement and loss.

Tuesday to Sunday, 12:00 – 6:00 PM, or by appointment.

Opening reception for the artist: Thursday, October 10, 6:00 to 8:00 PM.


Monday, November 4, 2019 (All day)


Ukrainian Institute of America,
2 E. 79th St.
New York, NY 10075



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