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LIDIA VITKOVSKAYA AND DENIS MIKHAYLOV: SOFT SEDUCTION


FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT: Karen Bivins BIVINS GALLERY 214.272.2795 karen@bivinsgallery.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BIVINS GALLERY UNVEILS NEW EXHIBTION FEATURING MOSCOW-BASED ARTISTS, SOFT SEDUCTION Artists in attendance at opening reception on Fri., May 18, 2018, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bivins Gallery in the Uptown Dallas Crescent complex.

Denis Mikhaylov | Skies Over Miami | 2017 | acrylic on canvas | 37.5” x 29.5” DALLAS, Texas – May 8, 2018 – Bivins Gallery is pleased to present Soft Seduction, an exhibition of works by Moscow-based artists Lidia Vitkovskaya and Denis Mikhaylov. On view in the main gallery from May 18 through June 15, 2018, the show will open with a reception on Friday, May 18, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00pm at Bivins Gallery. Lidia and Denis will be in attendance at the opening of the exhibition to reveal never-beforeseen work. Dallas-based musician DJ SOULJAH will be providing sounds, and complimentary valet parking will be provided. Inspired by Pablo Picasso’s belief that “it is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction,” the exhibition reflects the artists’ relationships with their own works and passions. Lidia and Denis explore seduction and emotional intellect in art and life, and the contrast between societal roles and individual


passions. Lidia produces conceptual art featuring digital and interactive elements, and explores themes of freedom, identity, culture, and politics. Denis’s acrylic works on canvas fuse images from Old Masters into modern settings. Lidia and Denis have exhibited at international art fairs and biennales all over the world, including the London Biennale, Florence Biennale, and Venice Biennale. In 2015, Denis was awarded the First Prize of the London Biennale, and Lidia received the Special Excellence Prize of the London Biennale. Both artists have been the subject of exhibitions at the State Hermitage Museum and the State Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

... For more information on Bivins Gallery and other events, exhibitions, performances, lectures, and educational presentations, visit bivinsgallery.com or contact Julia Laws: 214.272.2795, julia@bivinsgallery. com. For media information or to schedule an interview and/or gallery tour, contact Karen Bivins: 214.272.2795, karen@bivinsgallery.com. NOTE: High-resolution images of works by Tom Holland and other artists represented by Bivins Gallery are available upon request. ABOUT BIVINS GALLERY Located on the ground floor of 300 Crescent Court in Uptown Dallas, Bivins Gallery opened in late January 2017 to showcase modern and postwar contemporary art. The shared vision of Karen and Michael Bivins, Bivins Gallery represents historically relevant established artists, cutting-edge emerging talent, key secondary market works, and the estates of important legacy artists. For more information, visit bivinsgallery.com.

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Denis Mikhaylov Life is Hard, 2018 acrylic on canvas 45” x 55.5”


Denis Mikhaylov Bored by Dreams, 2017 acrylic on canvas 41” x 57”


Denis Mikhaylov A Man Needs a Maid, 2018 acrylic on canvas 49” x 49”


Denis Mikhaylov Birth of Venus, 2018 acrylic on canvas 52.75” x 41”


Denis Mikhaylov Little Trip to Heaven, 2015 acrylic on canvas 35.4” x 29.5”


Denis Mikhaylov Skies Over Miami, 2017 acrylic on canvas 29.5” x 37.5”


Denis Mikhaylov Bad News from the Stars, 2015 acrylic on canvas 31” x 47”


Denis Mikhaylov Transfiguration, 2015 acrylic on canvas 35.4” x 23.6”


Denis Mikhaylov The Man Who Sold the World, 2016 acrylic on canvas 27.6” x 39.4”


Denis Mikhaylov The Underground Watch, 2014 acrylic on canvas 27.6” x 39.4”


Denis Mikhaylov I Can’t See Your Face in My Mind, 2014 acrylic on canvas 27.6” x 39.4”


Lidia Vitkovskaya Wish You Were Here, 2014 mixed media 27” x 15” x 8”


Lidia Vitkovskaya Born to Fly, 2016 mixed media 23.6” x 31.4”


Lidia Vitkovskaya Once In A Lifetime, 2018 mixed media 32.1” x 26.25”


Lidia Vitkovskaya Like Humans Do, 2018 mixed media 32.1” x 26.25”


Lidia Vitkovskaya Creatures of Love, 2015 mixed media 31.4” x 23.6”


Lidia Vitkovskaya Stay Hungry, 2017 mixed media 31.4” x 23.6”


Denis Mikhaylov Downtown Train, 2014 acrylic on canvas 28” x 39”


Denis Mikhaylov Quatro, 2015 acrylic on canvas 28” x 39”


Denis Mikhaylov After Supper, 2014 acrylic on canvas 28” x 39”


Denis Mikhaylov Anybody Seen My Baby, 2014 acrylic on canvas 28” x 39”


Denis Mikhaylov John When You Dream, 2014 acrylic on canvas 28” x 39”


Denis Mikhaylov I’m On My Way, 2014 acrylic on canvas 28” x 39”


Lidia Vitkovskaya I Love America, 2016 mixed media 23.6” x 31.4”


Denis Mikhaylov Down By The Sun, 2018 acrylic on canvas 49” x 59”


Denis Mikhaylov No Name, 2011 acrylic on canvas 47” x 31”


Denis Mikhaylov Miracle Goodnight, 2015 acrylic on canvas 25” x 33”


Lidia Vitkovskaya Television Man, 2017 mixed media 31.4” x 23.6”


Denis Mikhaylov Let’s Dance, 2014 acrylic on canvas 28” x 39”


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Bivins Gallery: Soft Seduction  

Lidia Vitkovskaya and Denis Mikhaylov

Bivins Gallery: Soft Seduction  

Lidia Vitkovskaya and Denis Mikhaylov