Legends of Asia Opens at Ana Tzarev Gallery

Exhibition Dates: October 14 - December 4, 2010

Exhibition Opening Reception: Thursday, October 14, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Oct 13, 2010, 14:16 ET from Ana Tzarev Gallery

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The artist Ana Tzarev has studied the cultural history of Asia for years, and has spent much time in areas far outside the common tourist destinations to obtain firsthand knowledge of each region's art, religion, cultural traditions and local history. Her extensive knowledge is captured in this remarkable exhibition, Legends of Asia.  The works on view include a diverse array of paintings including the Thai Ramakien Legend, the Japanese God of Thunder and portraits of Kublai Khan as well as monumental sculptures of Buddha and two magnificent wall reliefs of Thai dancers installed on the first floor of the Gallery.

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A true original, Ana Tzarev has taken a new approach to painting, bringing a freshness and vitality to her canvases at a level seldom seen in the art world today. Her unique new style builds lush sculptural surfaces that give the total experience of the artist being in the moment, fused with the subject she paints.  

"I have a deep respect for the cultural history of Asian nations and I have spent many wonderful hours in theatres, museums and libraries and well as in homes of people throughout the region researching the artistry and influence of their traditions," states Ana Tzarev.  "With the rise of popular culture I became concerned that interest in historical traditions was waning and I felt it was important to document them for future generations."

The Ana Tzarev Gallery features the work of the artist Ana Tzarev as well as presenting special exhibitions of works by other artists consistent with Ana Tzarev's commitment to cultural awareness and social consciousness.

For more information please visit http://www.anatzarev.com.  

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