Embodied Dreams: The Later Work of Boris Sveshnikov

Boris Sveshnikov: Voyeur, 1974
Nov 06, 2010 - Apr 10, 2011
DuBrow Gallery

This exhibition is the second part of a retrospective exhibition of Sveshnikov’s paintings and drawings from a span of over 30 years. Falsely accused of subversive activity while an art student in Moscow, Sveshnikov was sentenced to eight years in a Siberian labor camp. His life became a lesson in perseverance and survival. Whereas the first part of this exhibition presented works created during the artist’s internment, this installment centers on the art produced after his release and subsequent rehabilitation.

Organized by Allison Leigh-Perlman, Dodge-Lawrence Fellow 

Boris Sveshnikov
Voyeur, 1974
Oil on canvas
Collection Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers
Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union