"Garden of Murder", Alina Poroshina, Oil on wood panel, 14" x 11" $430

“Garden of Murder”, Oil on wood panel, 14″ x 11″ $430

Opening Reception With the Artist,

Sunday Oct 25th 2015, 4:00-7:00pm

Show runs December 2nd through Nov 29th, 2015– Baltimore artist Alina Poroshina’s figurative paintings are testimonies of conflict, passage, and transition. 

Reflecting today’s refugee crisis  while commemorating 100 years since the Armenian genocide of 1915 which claimed over 1.5 million lives, the exhibit illustrates how themes of human history are tragically repetitive. While examining “cultural memory”, Poroshina reflects on how atrocities committed generations ago relate to the continuing global struggle for peace, justice, and the triumph of our humanity over senseless and primitive violence.

The genocide of 1915 and the artist’s own experience of relocation and displacement in the 1990’s illustrate the cyclical nature of unresolved historical conflict that continues to affect us all.  Through stories and symbolism, her works manifest the internal resistance to becoming a victim, and the desire to conquer and prevail over adversity.

Combining various allegorical elements, such as iconography, Armenian folklore, and her experiences as a woman in America, Poroshina explores several subjects through a painting style she describes as “Expressive Realism”. Uncertainty, hidden danger, the construction of memories and their effects, are threads that unite Poroshina’s bodies of work.

Alina Poroshina resume

March of Death, Alina Poroshina,  Oil on panel, 11" x 14" $430

March of Death, Oil on panel, 11″ x 14″ $430

 

Tree of Death, Alina Poroshina, Oil on panel with gold leaf, 11" x 14"  $430

Tree of Death, Oil on panel with gold leaf, 11″ x 14″ $430

Fire Vows, Alina Poroshina, Oil on panel with gold leaf, 12" x 12", $350

Fire Vows, Oil on panel with gold leaf, 12″ x 12″, $350

Weaver of Memories, 24" x 48", Oil on canvas, $3000

Weaver of Memories, 24″ x 48″, Oil on canvas, $3000

 

Maryia, 1915, Oil on canvas, 35" x 23"  $800

Maryia, 1915, Oil on canvas, 35″ x 23″ $800

 

Seraphim, Oil on canvas, 29" x 29", $1300

Seraphim, Oil on canvas, 29″ x 29″, $1300

 

Michael, Oil on wood panel, 16" x 16"  $500

Michael, Oil on wood panel, 16″ x 16″ $500

 

Innamorata (Beloved), Oil on canvas, 36"x 42" $900

Innamorata (Beloved), Oil on canvas, 36″x 42″ $900

 

Beneath The Surface,  Oil on canvas, 48" x 34"  $3000

Beneath The Surface, Oil on canvas, 48″ x 34″ $3000

 

Lotus (Rebirth)  Oil on canvas, 18" x 20"  $1200

Lotus (Rebirth) Oil on canvas, 18″ x 20″ $1200