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Anton Zolotov: Playing with Fire

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Sunday, 5 May 2019 to Sunday, 7 July 2019
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Sunday, 5 May 2019 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Peninsula Art Space is pleased to announce Playing with Fire, a solo show featuring the work of Anton Zolotov. Zolotov crafts a sprawling survey of misanthropy, isolation, and social rejection in the context of contemporary youth culture through intensive artistic studies of the ephemera of Kurt Cobain, the iconic vocalist of Nirvana. The artwork connects how these various elements of the dark side of modern adolescence relate to an ongoing roiling cycle of self-harm, addiction, and ultimately, premature self-destruction among marginalized young people today.

In Zolotov’s artwork, Cobain represents both the inception and encapsulation of an extremely virulent strain of nihilistic aimlessness melded with hedonism which has only expanded in scope in the years following the singer’s death in 1994. This uncontrolled growth has only been further stoked by the omnipresence of social media, and arguably can be directly linked to the opioid crisis currently ravaging many American working class communities. While Zolotov’s artwork calls attention to a toxic mindset on a societal level, his depictions of both Cobain and this overarching sense of despondence are uniquely intimate. Tattered pages covered with barely legible faded text and appropriated images from Cobain’s personal journal are re-printed and blown up to large scale. His doodles are recreated in a variety of non-traditional mixed media, ranging from house paint, to sand, to vegetable juice. While still embodying a sense of rough-edged coarseness, Zolotov’s renderings relay sensitivity, compassion, and even identification with these lost individuals.

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Anton Zolotov, Born 1982, in Russia, lives and works in New York.

Anton Zolotov is a NY based artist who was born in Russia, he attended Hunter College in New York where he got his BFA in Studio Art. Upon receiving his degree he has gone on to participate in and curate numerous solo and group shows in New York, Los Angeles, London, and Greece. His work revolves around the idea of change and mixing mediums, works have focused on found objects, to waste materials to fabrics, to print like concept works, with a central commonality in all the styles and works. This commonality is the idea that nothing is made from scratch, picking up where the object/subject takes of, injecting a new point of view to the object/subject.

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(917) 399 5221

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352 Van Brunt Street
(corner of Sullivan Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11231

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