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ONLY PERSIST: Works by Ernst Neizvestny

from the collection of Wayne F. Yakes, MD


​The eloquence of Ernst Niezvestny’s mature vision is inseparable from his experience as an artist during the most repressive periods of the Soviet regime. Those decades, when totalitarian ideologues sought to erase human presence from human culture oriented Nievestny to place, with great urgency, the body at the center of his concern. Nievestny’s art seeks to restore to the embodied self the potential to manifest freedom. How we see the body mediates and conditions every aspect of how we lead an embodied life.

Niezvestny is a singularly resolute figure, loyal to the “old-fashioned” mediums of painting and sculpture and to classic subjects such as the human body and face. He creates art that seeks to integrate our conscious and unconscious processes and to translate the derelict remains of the failed ideologies of the 20th century into living metaphors of human dignity and moral committment.

                                                                                                   Simon Zalkind, Exhibition Curator

Learn more at the Neizvestny website.

Exhibition Dates: September 13 - November 13

Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics and Humanities
13080 E. 19th Avenue, Aurora CO,  80045

A beautifully printed exhibition catalogue is available.

Please contact Mary Lou Wallace at 303-724-3994 to request a copy. 

Click to review the catalogue online.​