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once a tobacconist shop, barber shop, bookstore and candy store), you can purchase books, cigars and fine chocolate. The gallery’s owner Lena Kolobow and her husband Paul Ivanoff, the curator, are both psychologists who immigrated to Canada from Russia 11 years ago. With them, they brought not only their love of art but the belief that art heals. As such they chose to represent art for its psychological content and therapeutic effects. While not all artists featured at the gallery hail from Europe, there is an undeniable preference for surrealism, the 1920s art movement heavily influenced by Freud and Dada, that aimed to explore and express the subconscious. You’ll also notice an influence from impressionism, an artistic style

THE GALLERY’S OWNER LENA KOLOBOW AND HER HUSBAND PAUL IVANOFF, THE CURATOR, ARE BOTH PSYCHOLOGISTS WHO IMMIGRATED TO CANADA FROM RUSSIA 11 YEARS AGO. THE BAY STREET BULL | 23

Bay Street Bull Magazine  

2011 MUSKOKA ISSUE

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