Monsters & Critics / Zhenya Gershman

Art Exhibition with MusiCares participant Zhenya Gershman celebrating icons in Music, Pop Culture and Film

February 5, 2015

“There are no bad models, only bad artists. The best way for me to describe what happens when the match is just right is like rubbing two stones together — you get a spark! – Zhenya Gershman

Larger Than Life is a compelling art exhibition by artist Zhenya Gershman.

“…her aggressive and fast style of “larger than life” portraiture she is known for, where the famous (and faces lesser known) sit in her studio as she renders their features in a way that reveals the underscore to what lies behind their eyes in arresting works that reside in some of the most serious art collections, not to mention some of the most noted actors and musicians’ homes.”

Zhenya - Bob Dylan-1

This invitation only red carpet event kicks off the two week run of the Gershman exhibit “Larger Than Life”  held Thursday, February 12, 2015 at the Building Bridges International Art Exchange located in the prestigious Bergamot Station Art Center in Santa Monica, CA.


Bob Dylan will be honored at a star-studded Grammy Week MusiCares gala on Feb. 6, 2015; Norah Jones, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, and Jack White are set to perform at the special tribute concert and charity auction.

Artist Zhenya Gershman will once again participate in the charity auction arm of MusiCares. Her portrait of Bob Dylan is arresting and follows her previous work of Bruce Springsteen for MusiCares in 2014.  Zhenya renders features in a way to underscore the soul of the subject behind the gaze of their eyes in her arresting portraits.

The event runs from 6:00 to 9:00 PM and will serve 90+ point wines provided by Hall Wines of Napa Valley and craft cocktails by Be Congenial Spirits group  headed by star mixologist Amanda Gunderson who will be manning the bar with her team and creating “Larger Than Life” themed craft cocktails with Twelve Five Rye and Aria Dry Portland Gin.

With muses like Robert Duvall, Willem Dafoe, Mick Jagger and of course Dylan, the interest and expected celebrity quotient will be high.

Building Bridges International Art Exchange @ Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Ave, F2
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Thursday, February 12, 2015
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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