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Exhibition April 14 − May 24, 2018

Valera and Natasha Cherkashin. Creative gravity

Art Club «Gallery» presents a new art project «Valera and Natasha Cherkashin. Creative gravity». At the opening of the exhibition, the famous creative tandem Cherkashins held a performance that helped look at gravity, an ordinary physical phenomenon, from a completely different angle.

The idea of the project, like all unusual ideas, arose quite normally: during Valera Cherkashin’s boxing sessions at one of the sports clubs. But creative people differ from ordinary people in the same way: to see in simple things the opportunity to pave a new way to express their inner world. At first there was a stroke, a stroke made by a boxing glove in the paint, then the blow was struck by a tennis ball immersed in paint.

The gravity shown by artists is an accomplice of the creative process. Raw paint from the imprint of the ball, under the action of the force of gravity flows downwards, creating together with Cherkashins their canvases.

Performance «Sweet and sharp gravity» at the opening of the exhibition was held in the mode of friendly art competition between people in whose hands were tennis balls and «organic» colors: ketchup, chocolate, mustard and preserves. Each of the participants in the performance was able to create their first gravitational masterpiece.

Valery and Natasha Cherkashin - artists, living symbols of Russian contemporary art, who have worked together for about 35 years. Starting with traditional materials - paintings, graphics and photographs, they gradually moved to work with photographs, installations, performances, and since 1999 - digital images and video. For a long time lived in New York. Currently they live and work in Moscow. During his creative life Cherkashin has already made more than 150 solo exhibitions and 250 actions - performances. But this is not the end, and their fans are eagerly awaiting new ideas and interesting projects.

Based on the materials of the official site tennis art club «Gallery».

Photos from the opening of the exhibition Igor Dremin and Olga Kvashnina.