September 26 - October 13, 2003
Pavlo Tychyna Museum, 5 Tereshchenkivska St. unit 1, 3, Kyiv, Ukraine

One of the highlights of 2003 for Olexander has been the opportunity to mount a solo exhibition in the Ukraine.

The idea grew out of his interest in Eastern European history and his Ukrainian roots. Once contacted, the Pavlo Tychyna Museum embraced the idea, welcoming the opportunity to have a Western artist reflecting the Ukrainian experience exhibit there. The opening reception is from 6-8 pm on Friday September 26th.

Hrynky, 1957 (shown below) was drawn especially for this exhibition. It is Olexander's most ambitious work in terms of scale - 5 ft by 13 ft. The source slides were derived from stock footage taken on the 115th anniversary of the birth of Ukranian composer Mykola Lysenko (1842-1912). Olexander first saw the footage as a little boy in a film journal from Febuary-March 1973 put out by the Kyiv Documentary Film Studios. Also to be shown are Olexander's most treasured piece Acanthus Interior (1997) and The Same Part Of The Country (2002) from the for all exhibition.

Hrynky, 1957 by Olexander Wlasenko