Oksana Badrak: Moon Over Drifters
31 May - 21 June 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday 31st May, 7:00 - 10:30pm
Black Maria Gallery: 3137 Glendale Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90039
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 12pm until 6pm (or by appointment)
Black Maria pleased to announce the opening of Moon Over Drifters, a solo exhibition of Oksana Badrak’s most recent work. The artist’s luscious and excessive paintings of imagined realities combine the familiar with the fanciful. In her latest body of work, Badrak’s aim was to create a world in which traditional and modern, eastern and western, mundane and fantastical merge, producing attunement and friction alike.
According to Badrak, “My passion for graphic design and traditional oil painting results in the way I make my work - digitally created elements are made into archival giclee prints, then the print is varnished to allow for elements painted in oil to exist on paper surface.” The collection of paintings includes narratives and portraits, like one of Belka and Strelka, two dogs in the Soviet space program of the 50’s, who orbited the earth and returned home safely.
Born in Russia, Badrak moved to the US as a young girl. Since graduating from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, she has earned acclaim from American Illustration and exhibited throughout the US and abroad.
Black Maria Gallery: 3137 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90039
Tel: 323.660.9393 web: http://blackmariagallery.com