Yuri Masnyj *
Everybody Has Something To Say
Graphite, watercolor, acrylic, acrylic spray paint on paper
8" x 11 1/2"
Donated by the artist
Yuri Masnyj makes drawings and sculptures that depict austere architectural spaces populated by a personal iconography of objects and symbols. At The Ukrainian Museum, Masnyj is exhibiting a new body of drawings that are composed as inventories of architectural fragments, everyday objects, and abstract forms. Taking visual cues from his surroundings, Masnyj catalogs shapes, structures, and forms of building and unbuilding in a city undergoing rapid change. Yuri Masnyj is a graduate of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, and has taught drawing at Cooper Union since 2007. His work has been shown throughout the United States and Europe in solo and group exhibitions, and is found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and the Contemporary Museum in Honolulu.