Transcendent Power of Elusive Beauty

Victor Gallery Unveils a Captivating Journey into the "Transcendent Power of Elusive Beauty" with Sculptor Ella Kogan and Artist Murray Zimiles
New York, NY – November 20, 2023 – Victor Gallery, a distinguished space for contemporary art, proudly launched its latest exhibition, "Transcendent Power of Elusive Beauty," featuring the mesmerizing sculptures of acclaimed artist Ella Kogan and the thought-provoking works of artist Murray Zimiles. The exhibition opened its doors on November 16 and will run until December 17, inviting art enthusiasts to explore the intricate interplay of beauty and mystery through the sculptures of Kogan and the artistry of Zimiles.
Exhibition Highlights:
  • Artists: Sculptor Ella Kogan and Artist Murray Zimiles
  • Duration: November 16 to December 17
  • Venue: Victor Gallery, 232 E 59 Street, New York, NY 10022
We are thrilled to present 'Transcendent Power of Elusive Beauty,' an exhibition that not only showcases the unique perspectives of sculptor Ella Kogan and artist Murray Zimiles but also invites viewers to contemplate the profound interplay of beauty and mystery.
'Transcendent Power of Elusive Beauty' exhibition at Victor Gallery

The opening night, held last Thursday, was a resounding success, drawing a diverse crowd of art enthusiasts, collectors, and individuals who appreciate the beauty of artistic expression. The gallery buzzed with excitement as attendees immersed themselves in the captivating world crafted by Kogan's sculptures and Zimiles' artworks.
Opening Night at Victor Gallery's 'Transcendent Power of Elusive Beauty'

The exhibition features a diverse range of sculptures by Ella Kogan, marked by their ethereal beauty and delicate intricacies, offering a contemplative journey into the essence of the elusive. Murray Zimiles, with his masterful techniques and thought-provoking concepts, adds a layer of depth to the exploration of beauty and mystery.
Bronze sculpture 'Bald Woman,' 15" x 24.5" x 10", crafted in 1998 by the artist Ella Kogan
About the Artists:

Ella Kogan:
Renowned artist Ella Kogan, born in Russia to painter Leonid Kogan, discovered her artistic calling early. From classical piano to an unexpected love for sculpture, her work challenges societal norms. With international exhibitions and features in leading publications, Kogan's powerful sculptures, inspired by everyday observations, captivate audiences worldwide. Based in New Jersey, she continues to create and will showcase her recent works at ARTEXPO New York 2017.

Ella Kogan

Murray Zimiles:
Born in 1941, Murray Zimiles joined Purchase College in 1977. With a BFA from the University of Illinois and an MFA from Cornell University, he is known for extensive exhibitions, including a major retrospective at the Neuberger Museum of Art in 2003. His impactful work, "The Book of Fire," is part of the Florida Holocaust Museum’s collection. Zimiles connects Jewish visual culture, evident in the influential 2007–08 exhibition, "Gilded Lions and Jeweled Horses," at the American Folk Art Museum. The exhibition's catalog earned him the 2007 National Jewish Book Award. Currently residing in Millerton, N.Y., Zimiles continues his distinguished career.

Murray Zimiles

Article by David Jager:
We are delighted to share an insightful article about Ella Kogan written by David Jager, an arts and culture writer based in New York City. David contributed to Toronto's NOW magazine for over a decade and continues to write for numerous other publications. He has also worked as a curator and received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Toronto in 2021. In this article, Jager provides a unique perspective on Ella Kogan's sculptural journey. You can read the full article on Whitehot Magazine here.

Victor Gallery extends an open invitation to art lovers to experience this celebration of sculptural and artistic expression at 232 E 59 Street, New York, NY 10022. The gallery is open every day, including weekends, from 10 am to 6 pm.

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