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ANDREI PETROV’s “BC/AD” opens at Morton Fine Art Friday 3/27/15

19 Mar
B.C. / A. D.
Nature-based Abstract Oil Paintings by ANDREI PETROV
Friday, March 27th – April 16th, 2015

OPENING DAY RECEPTION 
Friday, March 27th, 6pm-8pm
Artist will be in attendance.
About ANDREI PETROV:

In his exhibition “B.C./A.D”, NYC-based artist ANDREI PETROV roots his latest series of paintings in memories of a journey to Europe made nearly 2 decades ago. He emphasizes the importance and immediacy of naked observation which resonated through his senses first-hand and created a strong memory of place.  He challenges viewers to recall ways of seeing which favor the live experience rather than an instant snapshot, juxtaposing a time 20 years ago which was “before cellphones” and the distraction caused by “another digital set of eyes”.

“The production of a painting begins with a pencil or ink drawing on paper which I extrapolate from and edit as I work the canvas. First with pencil or charcoal and then with color washes done with acrylic or ink, I map the raw canvas and allow it to be ingrained with the materials. Once satisfied with the composition and balance, the surface is sealed with a clear acrylic so as to allow the use of oil based pigments. Handmade tools are used to drag, apply, scrape and blend the paint across the canvas plane. Sandpaper and rags also propel the evolution of the work. The addition and subtraction of paint are meant to act as a metaphor for the intentions and motives for which the paintings are based.” – Andrei Petrov

Contact Morton Fine Art for artwork availability. http://www.mortonfineart.com, (202) 628-2787, mortonfineart@gmail.com

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Morton Fine Art at Aqua Art Miami 2014

30 Oct

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Morton Fine Art invites you to attend Aqua Art Miami. For the third consecutive year, MFA will be located in booth #216 at Aqua Art Miami international fine art fair.  

Show Hours

Wednesday, December 3 | 3pm-10pm | VIP Opening Preview Party (for VIP pass holders)

Regular Fair Hours
Thursday, December 4 : 12pm – 9pm
Friday, December 5 : 11am – 9pm
Saturday, December 6 : 11am – 9pm
Sunday, December 7 : 11am – 6pm

Location

Aqua Art Miami – Aqua Hotel, 1539 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Aqua is located on Collins Ave, a short walk south of Art Basel Miami Beach, across from the Loews Hotel.

Morton Fine Art will be located in Suite 216.

Featured Artists

Maya Freelon Asante (North Carolina, b. USA)

Osi Audu (NYC, b. Nigeria)

Kesha Bruce (France, b. USA)

Ethan Diehl (Iowa, b. USA)

Victor Ekpuk (Washington, DC, b. Nigeria)

GA Gardner (Trinidad, b. Trinidad)

Katherine Hattam (Melbourne, b. Australia)

Choichun Leung (NYC, b. Wales)

William Mackinnon (Melbourne, b. Australia)

Nnenna Okore (Illinois, b. Nigeria)

Andrei Petrov (NYC, b. USA)

Stephon Senegal (Washington, DC, b. USA)

Vonn Sumner (Los Angeles, b. USA)

Charles Williams (North Carolina, b. USA)

Preview the work on the Morton Fine Art website: www.mortonfineart.com

mortonfineart@gmail.com, (202) 628-2787

ANDREI PETROV’s commission painting after his sketch “Arctic Retreat”

9 Jul

Ever been curious of how commissioning a painting works?  Here’s a wonderful example of how NYC-based abstract painter ANDREI PETROV transformed his informal sketch “Arctic Retreat” into a full blown finished painting “South Pole Soiree”.

First, a collector fell in love with his small sketch created in oil on panel. The title of the sketch is “Arctic Retreat” which measures 9″x13.5″ unframed. This work is a process painting and stands strong when framed and displayed on its own, however our collector needed a much larger piece for her space and preferences.

ANDREI PETROV, Arctic Retreat, 9"x13.5", oil on panel

ANDREI PETROV, Arctic Retreat, 9″x13.5″, oil on panel

 

Next, our collector determined the ideal size and format for her commission project.  She determined a square 44″x44″ piece would be best for her space.  She also described the elements she responded to in the sketch including palette, composition and detailing.  ANDREI PETROV reviewed her specs and agreed to create a commission based on “Arctic Retreat”.  He kindly agreed to provide a halfway image of the commission painting to the collector which can be seen below.

 

ANDREI PETROV, South Pole Soiree (Stage 1 - Halfway Image), 44"x

ANDREI PETROV, South Pole Soiree (Stage 1 – Halfway Image), 44″x44″, oil on canvas

 

Finally, additional paint layering was added until the painting was complete.  Once finished, the commission piece was set to dry and then shipped to Morton Fine Art for our collector!

 

ANDREI PETROV, South Pole Soiree (FINAL), 44"x44", oil on canvas

ANDREI PETROV, South Pole Soiree (FINAL), 44″x44″, oil on canvas

 

If you are interested in exploring commission artwork by ANDREI PETROV or any other MFA artist please feel free to contact the gallery for more details.

http://www.mortonfineart.com

mortonfineart@gmail.com

(202) 628-2787

 

 

 

ANDREI PETROV reviewed in the Washington Post

22 Apr

In the Galleries: ‘Syria: Sacred Spaces. Ancient Prayers,’ ‘Sedition of Sound,’ ‘Pure’

By Mark JenkinsPublished: April 18

 

Andrei Petrov, Redemption Song, 48"x30", oil on canvas

Andrei Petrov, Redemption Song, 48″x30″, oil on canvas

 

Andrei Petrov

Like the mid-20th-century abstract expressionists, Andrei Petrov attempts a pictorial equivalent of music. But where the usual preference was jazz, Petrov’s “Sedition of Sound” was inspired by Delta blues and 1960s protest songs. The New York painter writes that his show, at Morton Fine Art, reflects “the shifting moods and sentiments captured in those recordings.”

The colors and textures in Petrov’s paintings shift, although usually over a steady visual beat. Typically, his pictures emphasize a vertical pattern, something like a wood’s grain. Over that matrix, the artist adds splatters, rough circles, contrapuntal gestures and areas that simulate tears in the canvas. These may represent another of Petrov’s themes, “the distortion, incompleteness and rare moments of clarity in the shadows of memory.”

The artist employs both addition and subtraction. He builds up layers of oil paint over pencil and charcoal drawings, and ink and acrylic washes, yet later rubs and scrapes pigment from the surface. Most of his pictures feature a wide array of hot hues, often in gushes or glimmers than suggest lava or sunlight. Some of the show’s most striking compositions are more limited in color, whether to black, white or gray or the blue, white and orange of the vast “Theoretical Geography.” Whatever it represents, subtraction serves Petrov well.

Sedition of Sound: New Paintings by Andrei Petrov On view through April 22 at Morton Fine Art, 1781 Florida Ave. NW; 202-628-2787; www.mortonfineart.com.

Andrei Petrov, Piece of My Heart, 24"x47", oil on canvas

Andrei Petrov, Piece of My Heart, 24″x47″, oil on canvas

View images of ANDREI PETROV’s exhibition “Sedition of Sound”

3 Apr

SEDITION OF SOUND

New Oil Paintings by ANDREI PETROV

March 28 – April 22, 2014

 

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EXHIBITION LOCATION 

Morton Fine Art (MFA)

1781 Florida Ave NW (at 18th & U Sts)

Washington, DC 20009

HOURS 

Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm

Sunday 12pm-5pm

About the inspiration for Sedition of Sound:

In the 20th century music has served as a medium to express injustice, lack of freedom, loss of love and opposition to war.
The blues from the field recordings from the Delta in the twenties or the protest songs from the sixties both evoked unjust circumstances that demanded change. Power from song extended the messages, of speeches and protests, through records played on the airwaves or at home and shaped imagination.

This series of paintings is a reflecting pool of the shifting moods and sentiments captured in those recordings. – Andrei Petrov

About ANDREI PETROV’s process (New York, b. USA):

The production of a painting begins with a pencil or ink drawing on paper which I extrapolate from and edit as I work the canvas. First with pencil or charcoal and then with color washes done with acrylic or ink, I map the raw canvas and allow it to be ingrained with the materials. Once satisfied with the composition and balance, the surface is sealed with a clear acrylic so as to allow the use of oil based pigments. Handmade tools are used to drag, apply, scrape and blend the paint across the canvas plane. Sandpaper and rags also propel the evolution of the work. The addition and subtraction of paint are meant to act as a metaphor for the intentions and motives for which the paintings are based. – Andrei Petrov

 

 

 

MORTON FINE ART returns to Booth#216 at AQUA Art Miami

22 Oct

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Morton Fine Art is proud to participate in Aqua Art Miami’s international contemporary art fair Dec. 4th -8th 2013.

VIP Preview 

Wednesday, December 4  4pm -11pm

Access for Art Miami, CONTEXT and Aqua Art Miami VIP Cardholders & Press

General Admission Hours

Thursday, December 5 12 pm – 9 pm
Friday, December 6 11 am – 9 pm
Saturday, December 7 11 am – 9 pm
Sunday, December 8 11 am – 6 pm

Morton Fine Art will be located in Booth 216. 

Artists Represented

Maya Freelon Asante

Osi Audu

Kesha Bruce

Nathaniel Donnett

Victor Ekpuk

GA Gardner

Andrei Petrov

Julia Fernandez Pol

Stephon Senegal

Vonn Sumner

Please contact the gallery for complimentary passes to the art fair.  
About Morton Fine Art
Founded in 2010 in Washington, DC, Morton Fine Art (MFA) represents a diverse roster of emerging to mid career national and international contemporary artists.  MFA’s primary focus, although not exclusive, is abstract and figurative work. Featured mediums include a rich variety of artworks on paper and canvas as well as sculpture. Dedicated to the belief that anyone can become an art collector, Morton Fine Art (MFA) is an accessible and education-oriented fine art gallery devoted to inspiring fresh ways of acquiring museum quality contemporary art.

About AQUA Art Miami

One of the best fairs for emerging art during Miami Art Week, AquaArt Miami will celebrate its 9th consecutive installment this December, and its first as one of the Art Miami LLC family of fairs. Over the years, the fair has been recognized for presenting vibrant and noteworthy international art programs with a particular interest in supporting young dealers and galleries with strong emerging and early-to-mid career artists.

Set within a classic South Beach hotel, with spacious exhibition rooms that open onto a breezy intimate courtyard, Aqua’s surroundings will be sure to be a favorite gathering spot not only for fun and relaxation during the busy week, but also as a place to exchange and disseminate new contemporary art ideas.
And with its close proximity to Art Basel and continuous shuttle service to Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami, Aqua Art Miami will transform into one of the top attended satellite art events for collectors, artists, curators, critics and art enthusiasts alike.

Aqua Art Miami will feature 45 dynamic young galleries from North and South America, Europe and Asia, and innovative special programming including performance art, new media and solo installations. With this commitment to artistic excellence, along with building a dynamic young marketplace with new and increased opportunities around marketing and audience services, Aqua Art Miami is sure to surpass all expectations for 2013.

Artwork in “Fragmentation & Integration” – GA GARDNER and ANDREI PETROV

19 Mar

View the work online! Including new arrivals by artist ANDREI PETROV – arriving in the gallery today!

Andrei Petrov, Anatomy of Temptation (SOLD)

Andrei Petrov, Anatomy of Temptation (SOLD)

Andrei Petrov, Cognitive Distortion (SOLD)

Andrei Petrov, Cognitive Distortion (SOLD)

Andrei Petrov, Partial Obstruction, 29x36, oil on canvas

Andrei Petrov, Partial Obstruction, 29×36, oil on canvas

Andrei Petrov, Perpetual Access (SOLD)

Andrei Petrov, Perpetual Access (SOLD)

Andrei Petrov, Time Lapse, 32"x48", oil on canvas

Andrei Petrov, Time Lapse, 32″x48″, oil on canvas

Andrei Petrov, Untitled, 13x48, oil on canvas

Andrei Petrov, Untitled, 13×48, oil on canvas

Andrei Petrov, Havana Nocturne, 36"x48", oil on canvas

Andrei Petrov, Havana Nocturne, 36″x48″, oil on canvas

Andrei Petrov, Maine Stay, 30"x48", oil on canvas

Andrei Petrov, Maine Stay, 30″x48″, oil on canvas

Andrei Petrov, Morrocan Field Trip, 48"x60", oil on canvas

Andrei Petrov, Morrocan Field Trip, 48″x60″, oil on canvas

Andrei Petrov, Nostalgia in Lake George, 30"x48", oil on canvas (SOLD

Andrei Petrov, Nostalgia in Lake George, 30″x48″, oil on canvas (SOLD

Andrei Petrov, Process of Elimination, 36"x22", oil on canvas

Andrei Petrov, Process of Elimination, 36″x22″, oil on canvas

Andrei Petrov, Whiff of Hope, 13"x48", oil on canvas

Andrei Petrov, Whiff of Hope, 13″x48″, oil on canvas

GA Gardner, Six Degrees, 42"x44", mixed media on mylar

GA Gardner, Six Degrees, 42″x44″, mixed media on mylar

GA Gardner, Dangerous, 61"x42", mixed media on mylar

GA Gardner, Dangerous, 61″x42″, mixed media on mylar

GA Gardner, Home, 69"x42", mixed media on mylar (SOLD)

GA Gardner, Home, 69″x42″, mixed media on mylar (SOLD)

GA Gardner, Red, White, Blue and Black, 72"x42", mixed media on mylar

GA Gardner, Red, White, Blue and Black, 72″x42″, mixed media on mylar

GA Gardner, White Path, 55"x84", mixed media on mylar

GA Gardner, White Path, 55″x84″, mixed media on mylar

GA Gardner, Blinding Beauty, 50"x42", mixed media on mylar

GA Gardner, Blinding Beauty, 50″x42″, mixed media on mylar

GA GARDNER & ANDREI PETROV’s show “Gallery Opening of the Week” in Washington Post

13 Mar

The Washington Post, Friday, March 8, 2013

The "Fragmentation & Integration" exhibition at Morton Fine Art will feature work from GA Gardner and Andrei Petrov, including the latter's oil painting "Moroccan Field Trip."

The “Fragmentation & Integration” exhibition at Morton Fine Art will feature work from GA Gardner and Andrei Petrov, including the latter’s oil painting “Moroccan Field Trip.”

GALLERY OPENING OF THE WEEK

Formal considerations – how a work of art is put together – are front and center in “Fragmentation & Integration,” a two-person exhibition opening Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Morton Fine Art. The show features the abstractions of G.A. Gardner and Andrei Petrov, two artists whose manipulations of surface, pattern and scale explore the tension between coming together and falling apart.

But form also can convey a deeper meaning, as in the case of Gardner’s organic images, which the artist says are about the theme of memory and forgetting.

-Michael O’Sullivan
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Fragmentation & Integration Opening Reception March 8th, 2013

12 Mar

Great opening reception for “Fragmentation and Integration” on Friday night! “Gallery Pick of the Week” in the Washington Post!! Congratulations to the artists, GA Gardner and Andrei Petrov!

The show explores how two artists, GA Gardner (Washington, DC b. Trinidad) and Andrei Petrov (NYC, b. USA), utilize mediums, additive and subtractive processes, patterns and scale to create abstracted organic works of art.

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GA GARDNER & ANDREI PETROV’s “Fragmenta​tion & Integratio​n” opens 3/8/13

25 Feb

Fragmentation and Integration

An Exhibition of new work by GA GARDNER & ANDREI PETROV

March 8th, 2013 – April 2nd, 2013

OPENING RECEPTION

Friday, March 8th from 6pm-8pm

**Both artists will be in attendance.**

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Morton Fine Art is pleased to present an exciting exhibition of new work by artists GA GARDNER and ANDREI PETROV.

The exhibition will be on display from March 8th, 2013 through April 2nd, 2013. The opening reception will be held on Friday, March 8th from 6 to 8 pm.  Both artists will be in attendance.

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About Fragmentation and Integration:

The show explores how two artists, GA Gardner (Washington, DC b. Trinidad) and Andrei Petrov (NYC, b. USA), utilize mediums, additive and subtractive processes, patterns and scale to create abstracted organic works of art. ______________________________

About GA GARDNER (Washington, DC/ Brooklyn, NY b. Trindad; mixed media on mylar):

GA Gardner, Red, White and Blue, 72"x42", mixed media on mylar

GA Gardner, Red, White and Blue, 72″x42″, mixed media on mylar

GA Gardner was born in 1969 in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, and migrated to the USA in 1988 where he earned his BA in Visual Arts and MA in Educational Technology from San Francisco State University. He also received a Ph.D. in Art Education from The Ohio State University. There he focused on Computer Art Education. When he emerged in 1995, he was already considered an international expert on the subjects of Computer Art Education, Computer Graphics and Animation, and a pioneer in the the area of large format digital fine art. Gardner created crisp and detailed three-dimensional images on water color paper that discussed the social elements of Caribbean cultures.
His work has been exhibited at various museums and galleries in the USA, Asia and the Caribbean, including the James E. Lewis Museum of Art; Paterson Museum, New Jersey; Nanjing College of Art, China; Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts, St Croix, USVI, Bergen Museum, New Jersey and Morton Fine Art, DC. He has been the subject of numerous articles and catalog essays. He has been awarded artist residencies in the Caribbean and Asia.
GA Gardner currently lives and works in Washington DC and Brooklyn NY.
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About ANDREI PETROV (NYC, b. USA; layered oil on canvas):

Andrei Petrov, Morrocan Field Trip, 48"x60", oil on canvas

Andrei Petrov, Morrocan Field Trip, 48″x60″, oil on canvas

Andrei Petrov explores memory in his organic abstract paintings. His paintings probe the distortion, incompleteness and rare moments of clarity in the shadows of memory. Each piece portrays the intrinsic struggle and selective inclusion or exclusion of details in the process of recollection. At times, sharpness occurs in the rear of the picture plane while the out of focus, obscured areas, exist in a larger scale toward the foreground and make reference to the inscrutable nature of long and short term memory.

Petrov’s paintings have been exhibited nationally and internationally in prestigious collections and can be viewed at The Four Seasons Hotel in both Washington, DC and Punta Mita, Mexico, The Fairmont Hotel in Chicago and The Conrad Hotel, Miami. His paintings have also had cameos in the following films, The Royal Tenenbaums, Autumn in New York, Kate and Leopold, The Business of Strangers and Words and Lyrics.
The production of a painting begins with a pencil or ink drawing on paper which I extrapolate from and edit as I work the canvas. First with pencil or charcoal and then with color washes done with acrylic or ink, I map the raw canvas and allow it to be ingrained with the materials. Once satisfied with the composition and balance, the surface is sealed with a clear acrylic so as to allow the use of oil based pigments. Handmade tools are used to drag, apply, scrape and blend the paint across the canvas plane creating a contrast of textures which resemble collaged elements. Sandpaper and rags also propel the evolution of the work. The addition and subtraction of paint are meant to act as a metaphor for the intentions and motives for which the paintings are based.” – Andrei Petrov