Lowell Ryan Projects presents “Miss Americhka,” a solo exhibition by Molly Surazhsky. An opening art party was  held on January 7, 2023. The public can view the show thru February 11, 2023.

Artwork by Molly Surazhsky; courtesy of the gallery;

“Miss Americhka” depicts modes of self-portraiture and performance art through sculpture, photography, installation, and digitally printed textile-based works that explore, critique, and satirize this uniquely polarizing time in America’s political landscape. The title of the exhibition is a reference to the artist’s grandmother’s endearing Russian-inflected nickname for America. This will be Molly Surazhsky’s first exhibition with the gallery.

Molly Surazhsky (b. Queens, NY, 1992) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Los Angeles, CA. A child of Ukrainian émigrés, Molly Surazhsky’s practice is tinged with an inherited post-Soviet cynicism and humor. This underlying attitude emerges in her ongoing studies of the corporatization of working-class lives, a critique of America’s role in international affairs with Russia and the countries in the former U.S.S.R., an acknowledgment of the realities between two opposing political philosophies, capitalism and socialism, and the outcomes when a lack of balance between the two is employed on an economic, social and psychological level. Utilizing sculpture, sound, photography, textile design, and handmade garments, Surazhsky articulates detailed narratives involving themes of hypocrisy, propaganda, class, healthcare, and survival.

On view:  January 7, 2023 – February 11, 2023

What: “Miss Americhka,” Molly Surazhsky
Where: Lowell Ryan Projects, 4619 W Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016
Website: https://www.lowellryanprojects.com/