Friday, December 19, 2008

"The Works" by Mountain Sculptors

Visitors to "The Works," an exhibition of small works by Mountain Sculptors in a multiplicity of styles and mediums -- through January 2.

Gallery Hours: Tues.-Sat. noon-6 p.m.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Portrait Exhibition Open House, Dec. 13

Last chance to see "Faces You Might Know - Celebrating the Freedom of the Portrait Genre" (a stunning one-man show of 200 portraits in the form of paintings, sculptures, and drawings) is Saturday, December 13. Join Vadim Bora Gallery in downtown Asheville for our afternoon Open House, noon - 6 p.m.

The exhibition closes December 14 to make way for the upcoming Mountain Sculptors show in the gallery.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

"Faces You Might Know"

Celebrating the Freedom of the Portrait Genre
with Vadim Bora
December 1-14, 2008
Hours: noon-6 p.m., Tuesdays-Saturdays
Open House: Saturdays

Vadim Bora Gallery & Studio will be presenting some 200 portraits in the form of sculptures, paintings, drawings, caricatures and sketches, created in a variety of media and in the virtuoso stylings that is typically Bora: "...True freedom is capturing what the subject gives you in a subconscious way to materialize his or her spirit on the flat surface."

Some of the pieces stem from Bora's archives, recently returned from Russia, while others are still wet, just off the easel. Whether a few whispering lines that capture a person's character, luscious studied oils, or stately bronzes, Bora's portraits convey the essence of universal humanity, caught in one moment of time.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

"Points of Origin"


A portion of Vadim Bora's series of paintings "Of Home" goes on tour November 12 through December 19 at the Cabarrus Arts Council Galleries in Concord, NC, in the exhibition "Points of Origin: Cultural References."

Thursday, September 25, 2008

"Of Home"

Last Day (In the Old House)

Vadim Bora Gallery begins the season with a new look and expanded viewing areas in its second floor space overlooking Battery Park Avenue.

"Of Home," a just-completed series of oil-on-canvas works depicting the evocative images and spirit of "home," opens Friday, October 3, during the downtown Asheville Art Walk. Reflecting the ethnic heritage of Bora, the paintings capture the sense of home as being a state of mind, as much as a state of being...and of course, a tangible place in memory.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Last Supper

The Last Supper, by Vadim Bora

Vadim Bora recently completed this ecclesiastical commission for the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This is the second piece of work that the church -- which houses an art gallery -- has acquired from Bora. The oil on canvas painting, which appears like a "movable mural," measures 5' x 10.'

Monday, April 28, 2008

Deweese Island Exhibition May 24 -June 30, 2008

Stealing the Rooster, Revisited

An exhibition on historic Deweese Island, South Carolina, will showcase the works of the Artist Index collective, a select group of painters from South Carolina's Upstate and the mountains of North Carolina. The show takes place at Huyler House, the headquarters of the Deweese Island Arts Council, with an opening reception May 24. This exhibition from some of the region's finest artists continues through June 30. Vadim Bora's pieces were chosen by coordinators for his unique "exuberant expressionism" (a moniker given by a Dutch critic in 2003) that he imbues in each vibrant work.
For more information about the exhibition see:

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Art and Real Estate

This past week an article about art and real estate appeared in the online magazine The feature article by Doug Shields included an extensive interview with Vadim Bora, as well as interviews with the Asheville Area Arts Council and Blue Spiral Gallery. The article explored the art scene in Asheville and how the local real estate market is stimulated by the arts. The story made the point that visual art, much like the performing arts and other cultural arts, draw home buyers to an area. To read the full article with photos, check out this link:

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Portrait Sculpture

An article about portraiture appeared in the Asheville Citizen-Times newspaper and included an interview with Vadim Bora in the piece. It explains the procedure of commissioning a portrait and makes the point that it is not only a domain for the "rich and famous," but rather for anyone who wants to capture the image of a loved one at a certain point in time, create a memory, or leave behind an enduring legacy. Vadim is the one artist mentioned who can create portraits in both two and three dimensions.

The article, written by arts reporter Paul Clark, also includes a number of other Asheville portrait artists, or those who accept portrait commissions in addition to their other work. The following is a link to the article: