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For a full description in The Wall Street International Magazine:
https://wsimag.com/art/60649-in-the-present-tense
 
"In the Present Tense" refers to the liminal space that Iliya Mirochnik and James Sondow occupied while traveling between New York and Saint Petersburg, Russia during the combined 20 years they studied at Russia’s premiere art academy. As the only two American graduates of the Repin State Institute of Arts, with its 250-year uninterrupted academic tradition, both artists integrate this Russian classical training with their American identities. They see through the forward and backward looking realities in which those two cultures and art educational systems exist to explore immediate experience, focusing on moments of transformation and channeling them in their work.
Presented together for the first time, Sondow’s singular and multi-figurative sculptural work and Mirochnik’s landscapes and intimate portraits, explore the dynamic between the grand design of biblical text and that of personal and intimate space. Individually and within the context of the show, their work finds balance between traditional and contemporary aesthetics and allegorizes religious narratives to describe the artistic and cultural identities forged from living between worlds.