April 21

Acclaimed Ukrainian Artist Mykola Zhuravel’s Exhibition Invasion Redux Makes its Canadian Debut at the CNE’s Withrow Common Gallery 

Photography By Sally Warburton & BKONTHESCENE
The Canadian National Exhibition Association (CNEA) is presenting the Canadian premiere of Invasion Reduxby renowned Ukrainian artist, Mykola Zhuravel, and his partner, photographer and filmmaker, Daria Tishchenko-Zhuravel, on display in the CNE’s Withrow Common Gallery in Toronto, Thursdays through Sundays from April 21 – May 29, 2022.  Net proceeds from all ticket sales will be donated to the UN Refugee Agency (Canada): Ukraine Emergencyto directly support humanitarian aid efforts towards the millions of Ukrainians who have fled their homes into neighbouring countries.
Invasion Redux is a multi-media, contemporary art exhibition that transforms the artists’ memories of the turmoil and uprising that led to the 2014 Revolution and ouster of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich and the ongoing political tensions that reached a boiling point with Russia’s hostile attack on Ukraine into vivid symbolic portrayals that encapsulate what it is like to live in the shadow of a hostile giant. Every exhibited artwork – paintings, sculpture, large-scale mixed media installations, photography and film – is a visceral, theatrical and metaphorical response that reveals the tension and tragedy of political and military of events in Ukraine. 

 Net proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the UN Refugee Agency (Canada): Ukraine Emergency to support humanitarian aid efforts to help Ukrainians

Tickets are pay what you can on Thursdays and Fridays and $15 + HST on Saturdays and Sundays. Net proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the UN Refugee Agency (Canada): Ukraine Emergency. Tickets are on sale now at withrowcommon.ca or in person at the gallery.  

Invasion Redux will be featured as a part of Doors Open Toronto with free admission on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29.

April 21 – May 29, 2022
Thursday and Fridays from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

CNE’s Withrow Common Gallery, Exhibition Place, 200 Princes’ Boulevard, Queen Elizabeth Building, West Entrance, Toronto.

About Mykola Zhuravel
Mykola Zhuravel is a distinguished Ukrainian painter and sculptor whose works have been exhibited internationally, including in Canada, the US, Ukraine, Italy, Germany, and Japan. Combining classic artistic traditions, a Ukrainian worldview and a deeply personal sensation of life and peace, he creates works that search for compatibility between mankind and earth. Seeking to break down boundaries between painting and sculpture, Zhuravel’s resulting pieces appear vibrant, multi-faceted and inventive. Zhuravel graduated from the Kyiv State Arts Academy in 1989. His works are held in private and institutional collections in Ukraine, Western Europe, Canada and the United States. Zhuravel represented Ukraine in the 54th Venice Biennale. He lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine, often collaborating with his wife and partner, photographer and filmmaker Daria Tishchenko-Zhuravel.

About Daria Tishchenko-Zhuravel
Owner of Crane Studio in Kyiv, Daria Tishchenko-Zhuravel has actively exhibited in Ukraine, Italy, Brussels and New York while working as a professional photographer. Both in tandem with her husband, Mykola Zhuravel, and independently, Tishchenko-Zhuravel has excelled in photography and videography exhibitions. Examples include her direction of the film “Identification” at the Goethe Institut (Brussels), her presentation of the modified American flag (US Flag) as part of “The Chameleon Effect” photo project subsequently exhibited at Scope New York in 2014 and her participation in the art project “Apiary” at the Venice Biennale.

About CNE’s Withrow Common Gallery
Withrow Common is a community event space and gallery located at Toronto’s Exhibition Place across from the Princess Margaret Fountain. The 2,675 square-foot gallery is situated at the west side of the Queen Elizabeth Building, which was constructed in 1957.

We would like to thank Centric PR for the invitation to this event.