Curated by Sean Beauford, Ester Petukhova’s BFA 23 solo exhibition “If and When You Find Me” will take place at Here Gallery in Pittsburgh, July 7 – August 12. The exhibition attempts to organize a fractured and unreliable timeline of a “post-Soviet” nationhood. From maps and registration devices— to images clouded by the collapse of the USSR: the series of paintings search for the post-Soviet body through an asynchronous history.
With support from the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, the exhibition will also feature the release of a pocket-sized book. The book serves as a visual and autobiographical index, organizing a range of materials, images, and films collected over the course of the last year in relation to the works. The index also includes a selection of essays from post-Soviet Scholars and artist friends.