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ADAM. Ihor Bereza. 2 – 28 of April 2024

ADAM. Ihor Bereza. 2 – 28 of April 2024

The First Adam, according to legend, was molded from clay. Artist Ihor Bereza also utilizes clay to embody his dialogue with this ancient material, reflecting the depth of human nature and conveying the beauty and primal strength of the body through sculptural means.
“Adam” serves as an invitation to contemplate one’s own identity and place in the world, offering the opportunity to see the familiar from a new perspective. Each male torso in the exhibition is unique, and each attempt is a reflection on how we perceive ourselves and the world, embodying the duality of the material and the ideal, where chamotte as an element of the Earth symbolizes the physical shell, the body, while artistic forms echo eternal ideas.
The exhibition at the Green Sofa Gallery will feature over 10 ceramic torsos created by the artist between 2018 and 2024.


Admission to the exhibition is free. Gallery work hours: 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM, except Mondays.
About the artist:
Ihor Bereza was born in 1959 in Lviv. He received his education at the Ivan Trush Lviv State College of Decorative and Applied Art and Lviv Academy of Arts. Since 2019, he has been a member of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC) in Geneva. He has received awards at the 7th and 8th International Small Form Art Exhibitions in Toronto (2nd prize, 1993), several awards at the National Ceramics Competitions in Opishnya (2009, 2011, 2013, 2022). He had a solo exhibition as part of the Outdoors Expo project in Vilnius in 2016. In 2023, he participated in the Lviv Sculpture Week, as well as in many other projects in Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, and beyond.
Ihor Bereza’s works are held in the following public collections: Municipal Art Collection, Lviv. National Museum-Reserve of Ukrainian Pottery, Opishnya, Ukraine. National Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Kyiv, Ukraine. National Museum of Art, Wrocław, Poland. Museum of Ceramics, Bolesławiec, Poland. City Art Gallery, Panevėžys, Lithuania.