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81C Exhibits Impressionist Oil Paintings by Max Kovalsky

Max Kovalsky painting (Submitted photo)

81C is honored to announce a full-scale gallery exhibit of impressionist oil paintings with an opening celebration scheduled for 5-10 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, at its downtown location on Strand Gade in historic Charlotte Amalie. The featured exhibition showcases artist Maxim Kovalsky’s “Impressionist Reflections in Oil,” a collection of oil paintings depicting Virgin Islands seascapes and scenes of nature.
(Event information, gallery hours and other details are listed below.)

Show Description:
“Maxim Kovalsky’s recent collection of oil paintings portrays a remarkable presence of color and light amongst an environment portrayed from dawn to dusk in the Virgin Islands. His creations depict natural scapes that glow and fade against shadows, the ocean’s tide and billowy mountains, producing a semblance of persuasive and infinite patterns. Viewers are immersed in scenes both familiar and mystifying. Reminiscent of the works of Camille Pissarro and Francisco Oller, ‘Impressionist Reflections in Oil’ is an intimate journey through the natural light and color of the Caribbean.”
–The Curators, 81C, June 2024

Artist Max Kovalsky (Submitted photo)

Artist Statement:
“I am drawn to the captivating interplay of air and water around St. Thomas. The island greets and bids farewell to each day with a symphonic explosion of hues–greens, oranges, delicate pinks, vibrant purples. These mesmerizing spectacles never fail to captivate my senses and instill a sense of tranquility. My oil paintings try to capture the essence of these fleeting moments, transporting viewers to a realm of serenity and reflection.” — Maxim Kovalsky, Charlotte Amalie, June 2024

Painting by Max Kovalsky (Submitted photo)

About the Artist:
Originally from Riga, Latvia, Kovalsky now splits his time between New York and St. Thomas. He studied classical painting techniques from an early age at the Art Academy of Latvia and with renowned Latvian painters Ralfs Jansons and Anita Meldere. Since arriving in the United States, he has studied painting at the Massachusetts College of Art and the School of the Museum of Fine Art at Tufts University, and he graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York. His work can be regularly seen in New York and Hudson Valley galleries and art shows.

Event Details:
Maxim Kovalsky – “Impressionist Reflections in Oil”
Exhibition Opening Event: Thursday, June 20, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
On view at 81C through July 2024.
Gallery hours w/ art on-view, noon to 8 p.m., Mon-Fri.
Free admission.

Location: 81C – Downtown Charlotte Amalie. Strand Gade between Waterfront and Market Square. Right around the corner from Moe’s Grocery on the waterfront. Visit www.81CVI.com for a map link. Or google 81C Virgin Islands.

Gallery hours: The exhibition will be on display through July 2024, with Gallery hours from noon to 8 p.m., weekdays.
81C art sales contact representative: Joseph Hewes
Press and publicity, contact: Zack Zook
Youth outreach and field trips to the gallery, contact: Dyonna Potter
Visit: https://linktr.ee/81cvi or www.81CVI.COM for more information.

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