RIVAA's Latest Solo Exhibit

The Vibrant World of Galina Petrov Opens at Octagon Gallery

Updated 3 years ago David Stone
Flowers in Blue
Flowers in Blue
Collage Print by Galina Petrov

Yesterday, May 14, RIVAA artist Galina Petrov opened a new show of 35 works at the Octagon Gallery, 888 Main Street, Roosevelt Island. The works include collage prints, jewelry and clothing designed by the artist.

"We do not know where our creativity comes from, but I believe mine comes from Universal Spirit. As an artist I feel my creations expend and enlighten my consciousness," says Petrov who emigrated to the U.S. from the Soviet Union in 1980 and has lived on Roosevelt Island for three years.

An artist who works in multiple mediums, Petrov has chosen two dozen prints for this show. The prints are made from her original digital collages. Some are whimsical, like A Good Wife, which depicts a dog with soulful eyes who appears perfectly content in a Victorian era costume.

Others are vividly floral designs that reflect her history of working with tapestries. Flowers in Blue (above) depicts a central array of wild flowers surrounded by an abstract field of radiant colors.

Original jewelry fills out most of the rest of the show, but there is one ambitious example of Petrov's skills as a fashion designer, a coat seemingly inspired by a winter in New York.

Petrov's artwork, jewelry and fashions have been shown in galleries in the U.S. and Canada and can be found in numerous private collections. 

With The Vibrant World of Galina Petrov, RIVAA has treated us to the pleasures of one more international artist. Petrov is a gifted creative force you won't want to miss. By all means, visit this gallery. You can also view her artwork on her website.

The show remains up at the Octagon through June 12. It's free to the public. Gallery hours are 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., seven days a week.

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