‘Our pieces go hand in hand and build a bridge between Armenia and N

AZG Armenian Daily #109, 15/06/2005

Exhibition

‘OUR PIECES GO HAND IN HAND AND BUILD A BRIDGE BETWEEN ARMENIA AND NEW YORK’

“New York Meets Armenia” exhibition opened at “Academy” Gallery on June 13.
Vasken Galachian, painter from New York, and Gevorg Ghasabian, artist from
Yerevan, represented their pieces in a joint exhibition.

These two artists that are also friends hope that the exhibition will help
the Armenian art-lovers to get familiarized with their pieces. The artists
aim to represent the same exhibition in New York, too. Thus, the
deliberately chose such a title for the exhibition, meaning that they are
building a bridge between Armenia and New York.

Sculpture Gevorg Ghasabian represented 12 sculptures made of tuff at the
exhibition. “When I saw tuff I greatly admired it. It’s no ordinary stone.
It bears the warmth of the earth inside,” Ghasabian said. He is sure that
tuff can be used not only in construction but also in contemporary art.

While Vasken Galachian represented about 15 pieces in the exhibition. The
artist practices Transcendental Meditation; he studies Sufism, Daoism,
Buddhism and Esoteric Christianity. He is also well aware of Gurdiev’s and
Uspensky’s theories. The pieces of Galachian reflect his researches of the
human mind, of the human psychology and the feelings. “Vasken’s feelings are
deeply reflected on his canvases,” Ghasabian said about his friend.
Galachian said that he creates his pieces in not less than six months.

By Gohar Gevorgian

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