Check out the wildly vivid world of George Voronovsky at this exciting exhibit at the High
A collection of works by Ukrainian-born, self-taught artist George Voronovsky (1903–1982) is currently on display at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art. The exhibit will be the first ever major public presentation of the artist’s work, most of which was created during the last decade of his life.
Although born in Ukraine, Voronovsky was a refugee of the Second World War, moving to America where he would end up spending the rest of his life.
In 1972, he moved from Philadelphia to Miami Beach, where he would take long-term residence in a third-floor room of the Colony Hotel. This became his sanctuary for creation, with artwork filling the room up until his final days in 1982, one decade after the move.
His works include “dense mosaics of paintings and hand-carved Styrofoam sculpture,” with one created from materials found in his South Beach neighborhood.
Though Voronovsky’s Colony Hotel room is not what it once was, this exciting exhibition wishes to recreate its magical magnificence, through imaginative hangings and graphics, as a space for beauty, memory, and healing. For more information on the exhibition, click here to visit the High’s website.
George Voronovsky: Memoryscapes made its debut display on March 24, running through until August 13, 2023. Entry to the exhibit comes with General Admission, costing $16.50 for adults. You can find the High in Atlanta’s Midtown district.
In other news from the High Musuem of Art, don’t miss their mesmerizing exhibit devoted to Monir Farmanfarmaian, a celebrated Iranian artist who’s famous for her geometric mirror sculptures. Her exhibition at the High celebrates her illustrious career, forming a gorgeous mirror garden in the process. Click here for more information, or click the link below.