The Artistic Life of Aka Pereyma

The Artistic Life of Aka Pereyma

Special Exhibition at the Dayton Art Institute - Weaving folk-art traditions with modern artistic styles, 'The Artistic Life of Aka Pereyma' February 17–May 12, 2024

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Address: 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, OH 45405 [Map/directions]
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Exhibit: The Artistic Life of Aka Pereyma

“… consciously or unconsciously, I incorporate that Ukrainian spirit into all my works, and continue to write with the signs of the ages, my heritage.” – Aka Pereyma

Aka Pereyma’s art, unconventional and visionary, demonstrates a highly personal means of expression. Weaving folk-art traditions with modern artistic styles, Pereyma produced art that expressed her strong ties to her Ukrainian heritage. “I think it is my duty to introduce to the world my Ukrainian culture,” she stated. This exhibition brings together works from throughout her career, from the early 1960s into the 21st century. Not tied to a single medium, Pereyma made paintings, drawings, wood and metal sculptures, needlework, woodblock prints, ceramics and exquisitely intricate designs on pysanky eggs. Recurring themes include Ukrainian folk songs, depictions of birds to represent her love of nature, Adam and Eve (along with leaves and eggs) to symbolize men and women. The works tell stories, often through surreal, densely filled ornamentation. “More is more,” was a favorite saying. A celebration of a local artistic legend, this exhibition will highlight Pereyma’s love of color and bold design.

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The Artistic Life of Aka Pereyma is taking place at Dayton Art Institute, which is located at 456 Belmonte Park North in Dayton. Dayton Art Institute - Committed to enriching the community by creating meaningful experiences with art that are available to all. Visit us often to enjoy our diverse collections, world class exhibits and more.

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