July 16, 2011

Street Scenes paintings by Daria Deshuk in NYC at New World Stages

NYC Art Exhibition: Flashback: Street Scenes by Daria Deshuk - The Larry Rivers Years 
New World Stages, NYC 
July 11 - September, 2011 


Flashback: Street Scenes by Daria Deshuk The Larry Rivers Years is an exhibition of 24 original oil paintings by Daria Deshuk. The show is on view at Gallery at New World Stages in New York City through September 5th, 2011, with an Opening Reception on Thursday August 4th, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
“This series is about creating snapshots of life, my chosen imagery takes that reality and depth of the viewer to a level of universal and subjective intimacy. With paint and brush I strive to capture the essence and atmosphere of the ordinary and mindless vignettes of daily life,” said Daria Deshuk. “The work explores Intensity, Interaction, Passion and Mediation, the individual references the collective and art is created. The artist as voyeur steals selectively from the public environment of streets, parks, images that define a New York City American experience. Far beyond the standardized interpretation of reality provided by photography, painting allows me to capture the essence of human experience condensed into the stolen moment, my choices as an artist extend reality by leading the eye in the re-orchestration of light space and the pure beauty of paint itself,” concluded Deshuk. 
DARIA DESHUK studied art at Parson's School of Design she received her BFA in Painting in 1978. Daria found herself part of the exciting art scene in the early ‘80s living in the East Village, receiving a MFA in Painting from Hunter College. She was a member of PS 122 Artist Space, working and exhibiting for 10 years. Daria met the artist Larry Rivers and at the age of 22, began a companionship of 15 years. Their son Sam Deshuk Rivers was born in 1985.  Daria now resides in Bridgehampton, NY full-time, with her partner David Kushnir.

Gallery at New World Stages 
343 West 49th Street