Kyiv. Ya Gallery Art Center
24.02.2016 – 14.04.2016
A new exhibition of Mykola Malyshko in Ya Gallery Art Center in Kyiv is called “Distance". Four wooden sculptures are not joined thematically. Isolated from each other, works have connections with a wide network of cultural traditions. The parallels are held in the names: “Mirror", “Sharp Corners", “Throne Today", “Height". At the same time, the author makes emphasis on the figurativeness, but not the plot. The large-sized sculptures are placed in a small space of the art center that creates dependence of viewer's work perception on the environment. The need for nonverbal communication establishes the distance through which a look at the sculptural work opens it in its entirety context.
Expectations and reality will be the subject of reflection, where a picture is yet “expected", and wooden construction is the “reality". The obvious and tangible realities are the indisputable evidence, despite the vanities of doubts, that the actions are worthy of attention and reflection.
The static weight of gravity to the ground, along with the time period, pettiness of eternity become the touch of the soul shelter and power awakening in it, yet still secret and shackled power.
What is impossible to convey in words, we can say by the sculpture. The magic of communication through other nonverbal means takes its time and space in my competitions.