"Woodlands. Solitude"
Aissulu Kadyrzhanova


"Joie de Vivre"
Asya Livshits
Victoria Koursaros

August 27 - September 25, 2021
Artist Reception: Friday, September 3, 5 - 8 p.m.

PII Gallery
242 Race St., Old City, Philadelphia PA 19106

Victoria Koursaros

"Divertire", 12" x 16", oil on wood, 2021

“Joie de Vivre” is a two-person exhibition featuring two artists, Asya Livshits and Victoria Koursaros. The artists take us to magical worlds, past and present, in which one can freely express various cheerful enjoyments of life: the joy of conversation, the joy of playing, the joy of dancing, and the joy of everything that makes life such a delightful journey.


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Aissulu Kadyrzhanova, "Dialogue with the Tree", 54" x 46", oil on canvas, 2021.  

The ARTillerie is pleased to present in one gallery two exhibits that explore the contrasting aspects of the human condition: solitude and contemplation versus companionship and exhilaration.

Asya Livshits

 "Conversation", 11" x 14", oil on wood, 2020

In her solo exhibition “Woodlands. Solitude”, Aissulu Kadyrzhanova presents a series of paintings that explore the human connection with nature. The paintings evoke the artist’s relationship with the natural environment, and especially trees, both in communication and observation. It is a relationship that can bring inspiration and mental comfort. The artist shows us that we can see trees as our kin, to build a more harmonious relationship with nature in the present moment and into the future. She paints from remembered landscapes, translating feelings of sensory fascination into vibrant visual language.

PII Gallery

242 Race Street, Old City, Philadelphia, PA 19106​​​


Friday 12 - 5 pm

Saturday 12 - 5 pm

All other days by appointment. 

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maria@theartillerie.com or +1 610-202-1833