Second Story Gallery presents Larisa Aksenova.
Larisa Aksenova draws on an early career as a geologist and hydrologist in Russia to create mostly abstract paintings that she will display in Camas in November. After graduating as an engineer from Moscow State University, she spent 10 years in the field, where she says the seeds of her art were sewn. The result, “The World Through my Eyes,” will open with a reception for the artist from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Second Story Gallery, upstairs in the Camas Public Library.
“I submerged myself in the world of drawing, watercolors and acrylics,” she said, crediting classes at Clark College for the first steps in her new life. Realism, she says, led her to want new challenges. “This is where I found a love for modern art and abstract art.”
“My attraction to abstract art comes from the fact that people can look at the same painting but each person will come away seeing and feeling something different,” according to Larisa. “The meaning is in the eye of the beholder, always provoking thought, conversation and strong emotions.”
Larisa’s acrylics and watercolors will be available to view through Nov. 30 at Second Story Gallery, 625 NE Fourth Ave., Camas. The gallery is open during regular library hours, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.