November 30, 2009


Artists without Borders

James Oliver Gallery (JOG) is honored to present "Borders", featuring critically acclaimed artist Mark Khaisman of Ukraine, Elena Drozdova of Russia and Eric Hall of England. "Borders" opens Saturday, December 5th with a reception with the artists from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. The exhibit runs through January 10, 2010.

Mark Khaisman, born in Kiev, Ukraine, creates captivating works from brown packing tape layered to create depth and opacity over Plexiglas light boxes. His work has been featured in The London Times, CNN (London), Wired Magazine, Architectural Design, and he was recently featured as a "must watch" artist by Philadelphia Magazine. His work has been exhibited across the United States, including Chicago, Baltimore, Delaware and Utah. He has received various awards and recognitions in Bulgaria, Poland, Paris and the United States.

Elena Drozdova, born in Moscow, Russia, uses acrylic paint on Yupo paper (a synthetic, water resistant material) to produce works reminiscent of French Impressionist painter Édouard Manet meeting Austrian Expressionist Egon Schiele. Her portraiture is inspired in part by subjects who "have no means to communicate their experiences to outsiders." Her work has been shown in Moscow, Düsseldorf, Tokyo, Brussels and Venice. In 2003 she received an award in the World Trade Center Memorial Competition in NY.

Born in Liverpool, England, Eric Hall folded his experience in advertising into a career as a painter. Traditionally trained at the Corcoran School of Art and The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Hall has recently shifted styles to reflect a more painterly, abstract form inspired by color and light. His work has been exhibited regularly at the Woodmere Art Museum and the Cheltenham Center for the Arts.

Please join James Oliver Gallery and curator Veronica Scarpellino in celebrating this international event. A reception with the artists will be held on Saturday, December 5th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm, and is free and open to the public.

For further details and images of works on display, please see the posts below or call JOG at 215.923.1242. High resolution images are available upon request.