Kevin Berlin: “Hope Dies Last” | Gallery 198, Brooklyn Solo Exhibition

June 1, 2018

Kevin Berlin, "Nutella Ballerina" 41 x 55 inches (104.5 x 140 cm), oil on canvas, 2018.

 

 

KEVIN BERLIN

"HOPE DIES LAST"

NEW PAINTINGS OF THE RUSSIAN BALLET

 

PRIVATE VIEW

SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2018

 

6 - 9 PM

 

Gallery 198

198 24th Street, Brooklyn, NY,

11232, USA, +1 (347) 799-1800

 

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You Are Invited To A Private Viewing Featuring Internationally Celebrated Artist Kevin Berlin.

 

Brooklyn, New York – June 2018 – Gallery 198, a contemporary art gallery at the gateway to Industry City in New York, is pleased to unveil the solo exhibition and complete collection of new works of the Russian Ballet by internationally celebrated artist Kevin Berlin at Gallery 198, on June 2, 2018, at 198 24th Street, Brooklyn, New York.  Show runs thru June 17, by appointment only.

 

 

HOPE DIES LAST
by Artist Kevin Berlin at Gallery 198

Berlin’s paintings focus on the interior and secret lives of ballet dancers – depicting their hidden thoughts in sensual black and white paintings, sculpture, and works on paper.  HOPE DIES LAST stems from time the artist spent studying ballet dancers in 2015, working from a makeshift studio on Nevsky Prospect in Saint Petersburg, Russia, where he had the opportunity to interview 14 ballet dancers and learn their innermost fears, desires, and thoughts.
 
Berlin has worked with some of the most famous dancers and theaters in the world including Kirov Ballet, St. Petersburg, Russia and the National Opera and Ballet in Kiev, Ukraine. His monumental portraits in cast bronze and glass have been posed for by Anastasia Volochkova, Maestro Luciano Pavarotti, and Maestro Valery Gergiev. Berlin's most recent ballet exhibition, "The End of the World," took place at the Florence Dance Center in Florence, Italy in 2017.  He first entered the world of classical ballet 2003 when he was invited to spend a year backstage with the Kirov Ballet, personally working with over 40 dancers, and then creating renowned paintings, including “The Last Thing That Dies Is Hope,” “The Happy Ending,” and “Fear of Falling.”  
 
Gallery 198, owned by Matthew Jon Galleries, is a Brooklyn-based contemporary art gallery located at the gateway of Industry City.  The gallery is owned and managed by Matthew Barash, a dynamic art collector and entrepreneur focused on representing fast-emerging and established contemporary artists.  He showcases their work alongside a diverse range of expressionists from his family collection, such as Jules Olitski, Wojciech Fangor, and A.R. Penck. 
www.Gallery198.com

 

 

Kevin Berlin, "Tattoo Ballerina" 41 x 55 inches (104 x 140 cm), oil on canvas, 2018.

 

Kevin Berlin, "Bend Over Ballerina" 41 x 55 inches (104.5 x 140 cm), oil on canvas, 2018.

 

 Kevin Berlin, "F*** You Ballerina" (Балерина: "Отъебись!"),  55 x 41 inches (140 x 104 cm), oil on canvas, 2018. 

 

Artist Kevin Berlin and Rebecca Kelly Ballet "black swans" fly in on opening day of Art New York in NYC. Photo by Benjamin Fractenberg.

 

Artist Kevin Berlin and Rebecca Kelly Ballet "black swans" fly in on opening day of Art New York in NYC. Photo by Benjamin Fractenberg.

 

Kevin Berlin and celebrated ballerina Diana Vishneva, HOPE DIES LAST at Art New York.

 

Rebecca Kelly Ballet dancers backstage at Kevin Berlin's ballet-themed show, HOPE DIES LAST at Art New York.

 

Kevin Berlin gives private artist talk for IVY at Art New York, Gallery 198, for HOPE DIES LAST exhibition.

 

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