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Alexey Titarenko: Saint Petersburg in Four Movements at Nailya Alexander Gallery

NEW YORK, NY.- Nailya Alexander Gallery presents “Alexey Titarenko: Saint Petersburg in Four Movements”, in her new space at 41 E 57th Street, Suite 704. This will be Alexey Titarenko’s first major exhibition in New York that features his entire Saint Petersburg series (1991-2009). The four underlying sequences, or movements – to borrow a term from the vocabulary of music, which features prominently in the artist’s mind, are The City of Shadows, The Anonymous, The Light of Saint Petersburg and Unfinished Time. Like music, the expression of time is a presence in Titarenko’s art, associated with literature and, in particular, the works of Marcel Proust. This majestic and history-laden city, where Titarenko was born in 1962, is the central subject of his photography, or to be more accurate it is the soul of the city and therefore that of Russia. As the artist himself explains: “It would be