Tatyana Ostapenko makes contemporary history paintings that record the daily lives of people who don’t usually make it into official historical records. She memorializes the middle children of progress and history, her fellow former Soviet citizens as painting subjects. Old women in flowered kerchiefs, leggy damsels desperate for glamour, indomitable middle-aged women dragging heavy bags to the bus stop march across her expressive magical realist canvases.

Attend a virtual opening reception starting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9. Join virtually on Zoom: https://pacificu.zoom.us/j/99550768151

Read more about the artist's work and biography.

LARGER THAN ME, an exhibition by Tatyana Ostapenko will run from Monday, February 7 until Friday, March 4. The Cawein Gallery of Art is open Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and follows the Pacific University Academic Calendar regarding holidays and closures. In-person attendees must follow campus COVID-19 protocols.

The exhibition is also available to viewed by appointment. To make an appointment, please send an email to brum1878@pacificu.edu


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