the art room, in partnership with the Art of Elysium, presents Yggdrasil, a new body of work by Katya Zvereva. This new exhibition of over-sized works by mixed media artist Katya Zvereva marks the gallery’s second collaboration with The Art of Elysium. Yggdrasil, an immense and sacred tree in Norse cosmology, is the focal point around which Zvereva builds this impactful body of large-scale paintings. The artist pulls from her Russian heritage to address themes of war, social tension and class strife in dramatic depictions that at once root the viewer in place and transport them to a world of upheaval and turmoil. The show features eleven mixed media works combining linocut, acrylic and ink on cotton and voile, all produced in 2023 by the artist in her LA studio.
Yggdrasil is on view from March 30 – May 26, 2023 with a private opening reception on April 6th and an opening reception for the public in partnership with the DTLA Art Walk on Thursday, May 4th from 4-9pm. Works from this show are available on Artnet.
About Katya Zvereva:
Katya Zvereva was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1990. She received her Master’s Degree of Architecture from the V. Surikov Moscow State Academy Art Institute in 2013, and her Masters of Fine Art from New York Academy of Art in 2016. A multidisciplinary artist, Zvereva’s work crosses over into many mediums, from painting, printmaking, drawing, and sculpture, to explorations with object d’art and furniture. In printmaking, she has developed her own unique technique based on monotypes mixed with drawing, which she often prints on multiple layers of fabric or hand-made paper. She creates large-scale installations based on analog woodcuts, which are printed by hand on a multitude of surfaces. Her artwork has been exhibited in New York City, Los Angeles, Moscow, and St. Petersburg and can be found in many private art collections in the United States, France, Germany, and Russia.
About The Art of Elysium:
Founded in 1997, The Art of Elysium pairs volunteer artists with communities in Los Angeles to support individuals in the midst of difficult emotional life challenges like illness, hospitalization, displacement, confinement, and/or crisis. They serve medically fragile children, teens, adults, seniors, those dealing with social, emotional and mental health issues, and the homeless. Team members at The Art of Elysium work with volunteer artists to craft creative, tailor-made programs for the populations they serve.