12.05.2016 – 11.06.2016


Shcherbenko Art Centre presents Vasyl Bazhay personal project entitled «Refrigerator», in which the artist explores the pictorial objects as three-dimensional structures freely placed in the space of the gallery.

Out of their stretcher canvas paintings, created by the artist through the past twenty years, transform the area of the Art Center and create an installation space. Paintings come to another dimension, where they acquire the volume. The crowd, passing between them, unconsciously complements initial essence of the paintings with their own experience and energy. It creates something new all along.

Refrigerator in household use is intended for long-term storage. However, course of cooling fades into the background in project. Conversely, the artist begins the process of unfreezing, revival. Involved canvases served their purpose for the artist, but enriched with new idea, they are being brought back to life. Some of these paintings were used to decorate interior, some was part of gallery exposition, while others were kept in storage. The readiness to preservation which characterizes the idea of archives inspired Vasyl Bazhay to create this project.

«And then you open them, un-conserve, and they come to the respective new project, obey the ideas in spatial decision. And gradually the idea (project) is attached to the previous semantic meaning obtained by the unarchived works» – says Vasyl Bazhay.