ART ACROSS GENERATIONS – Alex and Genie Belozersky
Opening Reception will be held at 2:00PM, Sunday, May 21, 2023
ART ACROSS GENERATIONS – Alex and Genie Belozersky, presents the sculptures by father Alex Belozersky and paintings by daughter Genie Belozersky, on view through the summer of 2023.
Alex Belozersky, a professional pianist, transitioned from music to the visual arts.
Alex began his artistic exploration with clay as tactile and responsive as piano keys. His choice of imagery was, to a degree, dictated by the medium. But childhood memories, European history, theater, literature, and mythology also served as sparks for his imagination. Alex’s philosophical studies, especially the writings of Carl Jung, have stimulated him to address the role of myths and dreams in modern life. Ancient and modern mythology is represented in the culture as an elaborate interplay of archetypes, symbols, and interpretations. Belozersky has created a stage where these symbols come to life and comment on our existence. Humor is feature of many of his works: “I think humor gives us a chance to step aside from reality to have a better view of it, and keeps us from drowning in the tragedy of life.” Born in Russia and graduated from Moscow Conservatory, a musician, philosopher, sculptor and poet. He taught music and wrote for art magazines before emigrating to the U.S. in 1980.
Genie Belozersky, born in Boston, has been surrounded by art since childhood, including her father’s work. An avid museum goer, she has been inspired by a wide range of artists and styles, with Surrealism in particular resonating with her for its combination of fantasy and folklore.
The process of meticulously building up pictures through the aggregation of finely-penned components is a form of meditation for Genie; it allows her to both process her emotions and free herself from the churning mind. They are also, as is the case with her father, a whimsical outlet for life’s challenges. “I enjoy the cartoonish forms, the juxtapositions of shapes, the process of weaving my way across the page.” Genie received her B.A. from New England School of Art and Design.