We are pleased to invite you to the opening of the exhibition Dramatis Personae by Yevhen Lysyk (1930-1991), a famous Ukrainian scenographer and chief artist of the Lviv Opera (1967-1991), at the Klymentiy Sheptytsky Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life in Lviv.
The exhibition "Dramatis Personae" will feature works selected by the artist's daughter Anna Lysyk and the exhibition curator, head of the Museum's Department of Research, Education and Exhibition, Roman Zilinko. Several dozen graphic works out of hundreds of drawings are included in the exhibition, which aims to actualize the power of art and its meanings in times of war. These are reflective drawings about memory, about faith, and, above all, about people. They are conventionally dated from the 1960s to the 1980s, made with pencils, ink and black charcoal on white paper. The space of the church from the village of Yazlivchyk (ethnic sector of Lviv region) will be filled with themes and subjects that the artist could not show during his lifetime, but which, unfortunately, have become common to Ukrainians and at the same time specific to many of us in the time of loss and hope. The creator of intimate dramatic images - this is how we see Yevhen Lysyk in his graphic drawings. The project is implemented in partnership with the IconArt Gallery of Contemporary Sacred Art and the Shum Art Gallery.