Saturday, January 14th
January 14th – February 4th
Thursday – Saturday, 4-7pm
INHERITANCE: the renaissance of a vision
I feel as though I am living his dream by carrying his legacy and the talent that I inherited from him. Often times when I paint I have a silent conversation with him about my brushstrokes, perspective, or color choices. I feel his presence in my studio. My grandfather, Ioram Mamaladze, was a fine artist and this show is my opportunity to both honor his legacy and continue my personal journey.
– Matiko Mamaladze
A note from Matiko Mamaladze:
This show is very important for me in many ways. Today I’m the very proud granddaughter of my grandfather Ioram Mamaladze. As an artist this show was his long time dream as that he was never able to organize during his short but very productive, rich, and artful life. He was a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tbilisi, Georgia. He had many group shows with his fellow artists and his paintings now reside in different museums in Georgia and in private collections. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to have had him by my side all these years even though his presence was always real to me. His paintings, his books, and his art supplies – brushes, pallet knives, paints – were always available to me.