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Gallery Talk & Opening Reception for 2 Exhibitions with focus on Ukraine

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November 15, 2022
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Cape Cod Museum of Art
60 Hope Lane
Dennis, Massachusetts
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Free Gallery Talk and Opening Reception for 2 new Exhibitions
Tuesday, November 15, 4pm – 6:30pm
Guest Speaker: Murray Zimiles

CCMoA’s newest exhibition, BORIS MARGO, A Ukrainian Sensibility, presents the artwork of the internationally acclaimed Ukrainian artist and teacher, Boris Margo. A significant creative force in the Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism movements, Margo’s work can be found in the prestigious collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. All of the artwork in this exhibition comes from CCMoA’s Permanent Collection and has never before been exhibited.

Margo was also well known in the Provincetown art scene having spent more than 50 summers in a Dune Shack with artist-wife Jan Gelb (the Dune Shack still stands today). His nephew, Murray Zimiles, left the heat of Brooklyn to accompany with them each year. It was here that Margo studied art under his uncle’s instruction.

WAR IN UKRAINE, Murray Zimiles
Murray Zimiles’ War In Ukraine exhibition is opening on November 15th in the gallery next to his uncle’s exhibition. Zimiles painted this series of five 40” x 60” oil/mixed media canvases this year. “Boris was not just an uncle to me and my brother, he saved me, taught me, opened my eyes, and gave me daring and love,” said Zimiles. “So when this horrible invasion of his homeland began, added to my expected outrage and need to express it, I felt something touch me very deeply. The urge to say something, do something took form almost immediately in this series of paintings. I want them to keep the suffering of Ukraine and the madness of this desecration right before the public eye. That is why I choose to make them horrible as well as beautiful.”

During the November 15th Gallery Talk, Zimiles will discuss Margo and his art, their summers together, and Murray’s War In Ukraine exhibition.

The talk begins at 4pm and the reception will follow 5:00pm – 6:30pm. Both are free and open to the public. RSVPS appreciated: https://www.ccmoa.org/events/ukraine-reception

The Cape Cod Museum of Art is located at 60 Hope Lane, Dennis. For more information, call 508.385.4477.

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