The Poetry of Purity and Brevity

2 Leiber, Gerson_'Houses I'_2005_etching

Purity and Brevity 

Curated by Mikhail Magaril and Viktor Bogorad 

Works by Kathy Caraccio, Tim Carrier, Midori Curtis, Michael DiCerbo, Helen Frank, Vijay Kumar, Gerson Leiber, Adam Pitt, ​Jeff Russel, Robin Sherin and Sharon Shiraga.

When selecting works, we were guided by the principles of LeoTolstoy:

“Surest sign of truth -is simplicity and clarity. Lies are always complex, elaborate and wordy.”

“Simplicity- is a prerequisite for beauty.”

1 Leiber, Gerson_'Blox VI'_2005_etching_

Blox VI

2005

Etching with aquatint

I:11.75" x 8.75"

P: 15" x 11.25" 

Houses I

2005

Etching with aquatint

I: 8.75" x 11.75"

P: 11.25" x 15"

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3 Pitt_Adam_Boss Spirit.jpg

Boss Spirt

2017

Relief woodcut

I: 18" x 9.25"

P: 25" x 15.5"

No Title

2002

Intaglio and relief woodcut 

I: 24" x 37"

P: 25" x 38"

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5 Russel, Jeff_Plan for My Cage in a Cag

Plan for My Cage in a Cage In a Cage

2005

Etching

I: 17.75" x 23.75"

P: 23.5" x 30"

Building With Notch

2006

Aquatint

I: 28" x 22"

P: Bleed

6 Sherin, Robin_%22Building w Notch%22_2
7 Sherin, Robin_Tires #1_2016_drawingcol

Tires #1

2016

Drawing and Collage

I: 6" x 9"

P: Bleed 

Screen I

1986

Steel aquatint

I: 17.75" x 23.75"

P: 22.25" x 30"

8 Shiraga, Sharon_Screen I_1986_Etching_

"Viktor Bogorad and I are different people. 

For example,  he is a cartoonist and an avid smoker, on the contrary,

I don't smoke and don't draw cartoons.

Viktor lives in Russia, and I live in New York

It's hard to believe, but we have been friends for almost 40 years.

With invention of Skype, there was an opportunity for collaboration.

This is how the joint project "Grimm" was carried out,

dedicated to the anniversary of the famous German writers, the Brothers Grimm.

We continue to cooperate and are now working on a project related to Covid, quarantine, verse by Joseph Brodsky and an improbable toothpick ballet."  

                                                                                                                                                     Mikhail Magaril, April 2021

9 Caraccio, Kathy_Hampton Horizon_2002?_

Hampton Horizon

2002

Collagraph

I: 13" x 13"

P: 15.25" x 15"

Thank You

2000

Monotype

I: 9.5" x 8"

P: 19.5" x 15"

10 Carrier, Tim_Thank You_2000_Monotype_
11 Curtis, Midori_Playfulness_2000?_coll

Playfulness

2000

Collagraph with Chine Collé

I: 15.5" x 23.75"

P: 22.5" x 30"

Striat

2000

Aquatint

I: 12.5" x 9.5"

P: -----

12 DiCerbo, Michael_Striat_2000_aquatint
13 Frank, Helen_Cony Island_aquatint, sp

Coney Island

2010

Aquatint, spit bite and relief

I:18" x14.75"

P: 30" x 22.25" 

Canal Street

1990

Etching, aquatint, spit bite

I: 17" x 23.5" 

P: 24" x 30" 

14 Frank, Helen_Canal Street_etching, aq
15 Kumar, Vijay_Panna _1994_Etching w ch

Panna

1984

Aquatint with chine collé

I: 15.75" x 11.5"

P: 21.5" x 17"