Yana Verba: Ukrainian Song
September 14, 2022 - January 18, 2023
Library Public Art Gallery
On February 24, 2022 Russia began a full-scale invasion of Ukraine as a continuation of the war that started in 2014. This war already displaced millions of people and took thousands of lives. It has been more than a half a year since the full invasion, and the Ukrainian people continue to volunteer, collaborate, stand strong and defend their land. This exhibition, Ukrainian Song, serves as an attempt to share a little piece of Ukraine with the community of the East Bay, hopefully remind people that the war is not over yet, and ask people not to get used to this war and to stand with Ukraine. Verba has been working on this body of work since 2019. It is a dialogue through the history of Ukrainian monumental Art of the 20th century. The work echoes the Ukrainian Mosaics that are located throughout Ukrainian landscapes and could be found in almost every city. These mosaics are slowly disappearing under the cities’ ruins and under the Russian bombs.
Please DM for inquiry at www.yanaverba.com All proceeds are going to Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine.