Gallery E

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A MANIFEST FOR THE MOON

The Lunar Codex uses digital and analog technology to preserve art, books, music, and more, enclosed in time capsules and launched to the Moon. It is a message-in-a-bottle to the future.

Curatorial Notes

 

This Gallery showcases a selection of works from Olesya Dzhurnayeva, born in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. In 1989 she moved to Ukraine, living and working in Kyiv. City life and the wonder of the everyday are the subject of her art, particularly her celebrated linocuts, which display a mastery of technique.

Working only in black and white, her compositions rely on cut line density to define a narrative nuance  of shadow, brightness, and reflected light. 
These works have been exhibited around the world and honored with numerous prizes, including the 2019 Grand Prix Prix Félix Bracquemond in printmaking at 158th Salon of the Société Nationale des Beaux Arts in Paris.

In February 2022, she and her daughters fled Kyiv, amidst the devastation of the country. Still in Ukraine, she writes:

"My art is about contemplation, about light... Now this is not possible. I am deprived of my usual tools, place of work, home. But the desire to live and work is stronger. I gathered my thoughts and do what keeps me afloat. A first woodcut in my life, printed with Ukrainian black soil. This is about the window of my hope, about the windows of all the destroyed houses and lives... about the fact that we cannot be broken, we cannot be defeated..."

 

With one piece, and then another, Dzhurnayeva continued her art - with the tools around her, found wood, coarse gouges, soil - despite everything around her, defining through her art a human spirit that is unconquerable.

This is what the Lunar Codex is about, that human spirit which compels us despite everything against us to search for meaning, to survive, to create - to give evidence to the future that we were here.

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Works are located as to their respective lunar time capsules as follows: 

IM1 - Intuitive Machines Nova-C Mission 1 to Vallis Schrasöteri (The Nova Collection)

PM1 - Astrobotic Peregrine Mission 1 to Lacus Mortis (The Peregrine Collection)

GM1 - Astrobotic Griffin Mission 1 to the Lunar South Pole (The Polaris Collection)

WHOLEHEARTED

Hari Lualhati (2015) - IM1


- Oil on canvas

- 24” x 24”

- Private collection​

Mia Tavonatti -Whales glass mosaic 48x35
WHALES

Mia Tavonatti (2005) - IM1


- Glass mosaic
- 48" x 35"

- Private collection

Lisa Maria Reese -Charlotte Night Light.
CHARLOTTE, NIGHT LIGHT

Lisa Maria Reese (2021) - IM1

- Chromogenic print

- Part of the Charlotte series

- Private collection

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REMINISCENCE

Oceana Rain Stuart (2016) - IM1

- Bronze sculpture on granite base

- 9" x 6" x 6"

- Part of the Fragments Collection

- Private collection

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ROSARY
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TRISTAN AND ISOLDE
Ramon Orlina -LoveEncompasses 2014 Carve
LOVE ENCOMPASSES

Ramon Orlina (2014) - IM1


- Carved lavender crystal
- 8.5” x 9” x 3.5”
- The Argo Collection

Ben Cabrera -MadonnaAndChild 2015 Acryli
MADONNA AND CHILD

Benjamin Cabrera (2015) - IM1


- Acrylic on paper
- 9" x 12"
- The Argo Collection

Rosario Bitanga -Concatenations 1985 26x
CONCATENATIONS

Rosario Bitanga (1985) - IM1


- Oil on canvas

- 26" x 32”

- The Windrift Collection

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FLYING DAKINI

Agnes Arellano (2014) - IM1

 

- Life-sized sculptural installation in plaster and crushed marble 

- Private collection

Marcel Antonio -Menacing Love 2015 Acryl
MENACING LOVE

Marcel Antonio (2015) - IM1

- Acrylic on canvas
- 60" x 60"
 

Riel Hilario -TheStarsAwakenACertainReve
THE STARS AWAKEN A CERTAIN REVERENCE

Riel Jaramillo Hilario (2015) - IM1

- Carved and engraved polychrome
- 36" x 63.4" x 3.5"

Hazel Bartram-Birchenough -sm -Lifeforms
LIFE FORMS WITH GLORIOUS FEELINGS

Hazel Bartram-Birchenough (2021) - IM1

- Digital painting
- Print or tapestry up to 25' x 34’
- Selected for exhibition at the My Virtual Blaffer exhibition, an exhibit held online due to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2021, hosted by the Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

Sheryl Luxenberg -To Everything There Is
TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON

Sheryl Luxenberg (25 April 2019 - 25 October 2020) - IM1

- Acrylic and charcoal on linen canvas

- Three panels, each 72"x 36"
- Inspired by the IBEX Collection
- From Pain to Paint. Canadian hyperreal painter Sheryl Luxenburg paints the project of her lifetime to raise awareness against sexual abuse

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GRAVITY

Rebecca Léveillé (2021) - IM1

- Oil on canvas

- 36" x 48"

MANIFEST

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DAILY AFFAIRS

Olesya Dzhurayeva (2020) - GM1


- Linocut, edition of 20

- 7" x 5-1/2"

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DAY BY DAY

Olesya Dzhurayeva (2020) - GM1


- Linocut, edition of 20

- 7" x 5-1/2"

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TAKE YOUR TIME

Olesya Dzhurayeva (2020) - GM1


- Linocut, edition of 20

- 11" x 7-7/8"

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TWILIGHT

Olesya Dzhurayeva (2016) - GM1


- Linocut, edition of 10

- 15-1/2" x 23-5/8"

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I WILL REMEMBER

Olesya Dzhurayeva (2020) - GM1


- Linocut, edition of 20

- 7-7/8" x 7-7/8"

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EVERYTHING DISAPPEARS

Olesya Dzhurayeva (2021) - GM1


- Linocut, edition of 20

- 19-7/8" x 30-1/2"

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THE ABYSS

Olesya Dzhurayeva (2022) - GM1


- Woodcut, edition of 10

- Printed outside Kyiv with Ukrainian black soil

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TEARS

Olesya Dzhurayeva (2022) - GM1


- Woodcut, edition of 10

- Printed outside Kyiv with Ukrainian black soil

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THE HOUSE WHOSE LIGHTS WENT OUT FOREVER

Olesya Dzhurayeva (2022) - GM1


- Woodcut, edition of 10

- Printed outside Kyiv with Ukrainian black soil

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WE STAND ON OUR OWN LAND

Olesya Dzhurayeva (2022) - GM1


- Woodcut, edition of 10

- Printed outside Kyiv with Ukrainian black soil

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WINDOW OF HOPE

Olesya Dzhurayeva (2022) - GM1


- Woodcut, edition of 10

- Printed outside Kyiv with Ukrainian black soil

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SPRING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WAR

Olesya Dzhurayeva (2022) - GM1


- Woodcut, edition of 10

- Printed in Kyiv with Ukrainian black soil

- Dzhuraeva's six woodcuts were chosen to be  part of Terra Libera, an exhibit of Ukrainian art curated by Alexander Zhuravlev, under the supervision of Italian art critic Giorgio Gregorio Grasso, for the 59th Venice Biennale in May 2022.

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MY UKRAINE

Olesya Dzhurayeva (2011) - GM1


- Linocut on brown wove paper, edition of 20

- 30-1/2" x 19-3/4"

- The Ukraine is a series of bicycles produced at a plant in Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city after Kyiv. This was Dzhurayeva's first bicycle, the means for her discovering the length and breadth and wonder of her country.