Dimitri Pavlotsky: In Your Face

Friday, Mar 27 – Apr 19, 2020

2019 N. Damen
Chicago, IL 60647

Firecat Projects is pleased to present In Your Face, a solo exhibition of new abstract portraits by painter and performer Dimitri Pavlotsky.

The exhibition begins with an opening reception with the artist on Friday, March 27 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

The artist joined by pianist and composer, Brad Robin will collaborate in an interpretive live painting and music performance on Sunday, April 19th at 2:00pm followed by a closing reception

In his striking, emotion-driven abstractions Pavlotsky examines a range of emotional states. Employing a measured spontaneity, gestural anxiety and an intuitive color selection, he engages with things that are beneath the surface and contemplates identity behind the mask.

Pavlotsky’s approach is a visceral, process-based search for subconscious emotional energy. His goal is to encourage a letting go of facades and definitions while suggesting a place where curiosity and playful experimentation are preferred to certainties and predictable answers.

Pavlotsky grew up in Moscow, Russia and has been based in Chicago since 1994. Having received a rigorous traditional academic education in Moscow Institute of Architecture, he immersed himself in the possibilities of experimenting with visual languages, seeking ever more emotive and fuller means of expression.

All events are free and open to the public.


Image: Dimitri Pavlotsky: Restless Wanderer, acrylic on canvas, 60" x 50", 2019.