Julia Gabrielov, “The Wise and the Wilderness”
February 22nd – March 22nd, 2020
Opening Reception: March 22nd, 2020, 6-8pm
Haven Gallery is pleased to present Julia Gabrielov for her first solo show “The Wise and the Wilderness” at the Haven Gallery. The exhibition will display a series of new oil paintings and drawings. Each piece depicts animals, flora and the human figure all existing in one harmonious composition. Both these animals and their environments serve as symbols of experiences, emotions and relationships we encounter as humans. Wisdom found, lost, shared and given is represented by an orb of light found in each composition further telling the narrative of personal growth and evolution.
Gabrielov weaves surrealism into her paintings creating unique narratives. “Story telling is a passion that resonates within everything I do. Whether it is realism, animation, or garment making, I desire to share a fantasy world with my audience. That is why I love painting series.”
About the Artist:
Julia Gabrielov was born in Kharkov Ukraine in 1986. At the age of 2 she immigrated to the United States with her parents and grandparents. From a young age it was apparent that Julia had an affinity for art. In 2010 Julia’s passion for storytelling evolved into a profession as a children’s book illustrator. Her works include the “Under the Tree” series, the “Franklin Bean” series, and the most recent “Baby From The Moon”. In between jobs, Julia would write and illustrate her own short stories. Those stories soon evolved into stand-alone images. She knew that whether or not there were words, each image had to tell a story. By the end of 2013 Julia’s dream of being a professional was becoming a reality. Creating original artwork purely from love and imagination became her full-time career. She began showing in international galleries and recognized in publications.