‘mountain of nostalgia’ by serban savu, 2008 (oil on canvas)

serban savu

david nolan gallery, new york february 5 – march 28, 2009

for the third exhibition at their new chelsea location, david nolan gallery will be showing the first major solo exhibition in the us of romanian artist serban savu. savu is part of larger group of artists from cluj who grew up during thee overturn of the communist regime in 1989. this group of artists, of which savu is one of the only ones still living and working in romania, creates work in the tradition of social realism. savu’s work depicts ordinary scene of life in romania. while seemingly banal, these works have hidden socio-political issues at their core. this will be savu’s second appearance at david nolangallery after the successful 2007 group show, ‘across the trees’.

http://www.davidnolangallery.comserban savu at david nolan gallery‘the edge of the empire’ by serban savu, 2008 (oil on canvas)

serban savu at david nolan gallery‘genre scene’ by serban savu, 2008 (oil on canvas)

serban savu at david nolan gallery ‘the guardian of the valley’ by serban savu, 2008 (oil on canvas)

serban savu at david nolan gallery‘the great landowner’ by serban savu, 2008 (oil on canvas)

serban savu at david nolan gallery‘early days of summer’ by serban savu, 2008 (oil on canvas)

serban savu at david nolan gallery ‘in the shadow of the dam’ by serban savu, 2008 (oil on canvas)