St. Philip Artists' Guild
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM on Fri, 2 Dec 2022
Artists Sergey Stepanenko and Bruce Horan Present
TWO WAYS – HOMAGE + LANDSCAPES
“Two Ways” are what local artists Sergey Stepanenko and Bruce Horan will be showcasing at their collaborative artist exhibition at SPAG Artists Studio in Norwalk on Friday, December 2, from 6-9 PM.
Sergey Stepanenko graduated from art school in Frunze, Russia in addition to receiving a MA in book design from the Moscow Printing Institute. He studied with such renowned teachers and artists as Fyodor Stukoshin, a disciple of Alexander Osmerkin, and Natalia Goncharova, the daughter of Andrei Goncharov, Soviet theatre director, drama pedagogue and author, all of whom kept the traditions of Russian art of the early 20th century alive. Throughout the late 70s to mid 90s Sergey actively participated in exhibitions throughout Frunze, Crimea, and Moscow.
In 1995 Sergey came to the United States with his family and soon created a name for himself within the New York City art world, creating one-of-a-kind pieces for Presidential families and celebrities, as well as large-scale mural projects on a series of ships built in France for the Celebrity Cruise line. Sergey’s extensive travels are the inspiration behind his successful "Traveler Series”. Picasso remains one of Sergey’s greatest idols; not to imitate, but through the depiction of life through his paintings and the freedom of expression through his art form.
Bruce Horan is a painter and printmaker working out of his studio in Norwalk, CT. Since receiving his MFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, he has been working on a series of paintings and prints that capture his impressions and experiences of the complex and busy world around us. Bruce's paintings blur the distinctions between abstraction and impressionism by incorporating gestural expression and loose figurative representation with abstracted landscapes and bold color. His figures and shapes represent a journey through our busy surroundings where we redefine and interpret the people we meet, the streets we walk through, the buildings that encroach upon us and the objects that we encounter along our path. The colors and energies of our environments combine to create a new visual value of our world.
Two Ways Artist Exhibition is free and open to the public.
Friday, December 2, 6-9 PM, 25 France Street, Norwalk CT