Enjoy a special appearance by internationally renowned artist Kevin Berlin’s new ballet company, “Swan Lake on Wheels”, along with his selected paintings of the classical ballet.
From Tchaikovsky and the Bolshoi to Vogelsang and Nova’s Ark, witness the wow effect of this great Swan Lake composition. Meet the artist/ balletmaster Kevin Berlin on Opening Night Preview at 8:30pm, booth #313.
The gallery will feature a selection of large scale oil on canvas paintings, small works on paper and a performance. “Life backstage at the ballet is like Shakespeare Theater; you laugh, you cry, you go through the full range of human emotions. You are stabbed in the back, betrayed, you fall in love.” – Kevin Berlin. “I confess, I fell in love not with one of the dancers; but with them all.” – Kevin Berlin.
Kevin Berlin is internationally recognized for his work as a painter, sculptor, and performance artist. For over 12 years, artist Kevin Berlin has been painting the secret life of ballerinas. In his large scale black and white with hints of color paintings, the artist captures the youth and glamour, and reveals the hidden motivations of the dancers. Focusing on moments backstage and behind the scenes, Berlin has worked with some of the most famous dancers and theaters in the world including Kirov Ballet, St. Petersburg, Russia.
The Kirov’s 230 year old Mariinsky Theatre was home to such artists as Anna Pavlova, Vaslav Nijinsky, and Mikhail Baryshnikov. In 2003 Kevin Berlin was invited to work backstage with the legendary theatre. For nearly a year, the artist attended rehearsals and performances where he worked from life painting and drawing over 40 dancers.
Kevin Berlin has created monumental portraits in bronze and cast glass posed for by Anastasia Volochkova, Maestro Luciano Pavarotti, and Maestro Valery Gergiev. Berlin’s works are found in the collections of Kim Basinger, Luciano Pavarotti, David Letterman, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Quincy Jones, and General Motors Corp. The artist, a Yale Alumnus, has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Shanghai Daily, The Miami Herald, USA Today, MTV, Tokyo Television, BBC Radio and over 40 television stations across the United States. He was honored by President Reagan at The White House as a Young Arts Presidential Scholar in 1983.
Kevin Berlin’s recent major solo exhibitions include shows in Shanghai, China, Kiev, Ukraine, The Hague, Netherlands, and in New York City,
Mr Berlin’s last performance, Feb, 2014, at the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, where he married his longtime sweet heart, the movie icon Snow White ( with dwarfs) entertained and amazed thousands of fairgoers, and garnered much local and national press attention.
He also staged an unforgettable “Save the Tigers” performance at a previous ArtHamptons.
Read more at: http://www.arthamptons.com/swan-lake/
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KEVIN BERLIN at ArtHamptons, Vogelsang Gallery, Booth 312, 313: July 10 – 13, 2014
First Look | Thursday, July 10 | 5-7pm (Black Card holders only)
Presented by US Trust and Sotheby’s International Realty
Opening Night Preview | Thursday, July 10 | 7-9:30pm (Black Card & VIP Pass holders only)
Benefits Guild Hall
Friday, July 11 | 11am – 8pm
Saturday, July 12 | 11am – 8pm
Sunday, July 13 | 11am – 6pm
Free onsite parking | Valet parking $20
Sculpture Fields of Nova’s Ark is located on 60 Millstone Rd. (off Scuttle Hole Rd.)
Bridgehampton, NY. 11932