Mariyka, Rivers of Shadows series, Liner on paper, watercolor, 7 x 4.5 in, 2022.

The new exhibition Merging with the Garden is now on display at the Mriya Gallery on Reade Street, showcasing a fusion of contemporary artworks by talented artists from Ukraine and the USA. The exhibition is curated by Polina Kuznetsova. It will remain up through June 4. 

Garden features works by 20 emerging and established artists who explore the themes of birth, death, and rebirth. The show is a vibrant palette of artworks that invite the audience into a metaphorical garden of life where they can contemplate the intricate beauty of existence that unfolds in a myriad of ways. 

Alice Konakhova, Sinflower series, 2020, oil on canvas,

Merging with the Garden will also showcase the photo series “Roots” by Artem Humilevskyi – a member of a Ukrainian conceptual photography school “MYTH.” The series explores topics of identity, resilience, and human interrelationships in times of adversity. 

The show is organized by Rukh Art Hub , in partnership with Razom for Ukraine — a leading US-based nonprofit organization that supports a democratic and prosperous Ukraine. With its robust international network of partners and volunteers, Razom, which means “together” in Ukrainian, brings in humanitarian aid and supports health and services programs that provide assistance and relief for civilians in need. 

Merging with the Garden exhibition runs through June 04 at Mriya Gallery, located at 101 Reade St, Tribeca.