The Ballad of the Children of the Czar

Ángeles Agrela / Răzvan Boar / Nicole Duennebier / Liang Fu / Samantha Joy Groff / Joshua Hagler / Devin B. Johnson / Chantal Khoury / Rae Klein / Larry Madrigal / Teresa Murta / Katherina Olschbaur / Jorge Peris / Daniel Pitín / Cristian Răduță / Nicola Samorì / Ioana Stanca / Ecaterina Vrana / Nadia Waheed

Bucharest

June 22 – July 27, 2024

Nicole Duennebier

Swamp Structure, 2024

acrylic on panel

91h x 122w cm

36h x 48w in

Devin B. Johnson

Hoyt, 2024

oil on linen

91h x 76w cm

36h x 30w in

Devin B. Johnson

Recent Construct, 2024

oil on linen

61h x 76w cm

24h x 30w in

Chantal Khoury

Vases, 2024

oil on canvas

41h x 51w cm

16h x 20w in

Chantal Khoury

Riders, 2024

oil on canvas

41h x 51w cm

16h x 20w in

Chantal Khoury

Rams, 2024

oil on canvas

152h x 122w cm

60h x 48w in

Larry Madrigal

Bosom, 2024

oil on canvas

76h x 76w cm

30h x 30w in

Katherina Olschbaur

Bacchanal, 2024

oil on linen

171h x 150w cm

68h x 59w in

Press Release

O Nicholas! Alas! Alas!

My grandfather coughed in your army,

 

Hid in a wine-stinking barrel,

For three days in Bucharest

 

Then left for America

To become a king himself.

— from “The Ballad of the Children of the Czar,” Delmore Schwartz, 1938

Mihai Nicodim defected from Romania to the United States in 1983 and opened his first gallery in 2006. In 2013, he expanded his program to include a new space in Bucharest, the city in which he was born and raised. The Ballad of the Children of the Czar continues the Bucharest gallery’s tradition of summer group exhibitions celebrating Nicodim’s international roster of artists and the transience of identity itself. Inevitably, if a group of people stick around long enough, every new frontier will become known to some future generation as “the old country.”