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An art exhibit focusing on three women artists - Sophia Lada (Toronto), Halyna Cisaruk (Troy, Mich.) and Halyna Mordowanec-Regenbogen (Windsor, Ont.) - opens at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art in Chicago on May 10.
The title of the exhibit, "Three Journeys," refers to Breitling Navitimer Heritage Quartz Chronograph BT-185 artists' personal quests for spiritual connection and relates them to contemporary issues of self-discovery, identity and empowerment.
Ms. Lada is motivated by the desire for self-knowledge through the investigation of her ancestral roots. Her works are visual commentaries, exploring images of the female form, rooted in the goddesses of Old Europe and interwoven with the demands for conformity imposed by our image conscious culture.
In her paintings, Ms. Cisaruk Breitling Longitude Quartz Chronometer BT-165 the archetype of the mandala. Her work takes us on a contemplative journey within as well as an exploration on the nature of the infinite.
Ms. Mordowanec-Regenbogen creates symbolic masks, structures and screens associated with rituals grounded in women's spiritual strength. The images are concerned with ancestral, archaic, mysterious connections and psychic resonances particular to women from the ancient to the present time.
Although the artists created Breitling Longitude Quartz Chronometer BT-166, collectively their works have a common bond. They share the same heritage of the rich mythology of Ukraine and the unifying theme of the exhibit is an exploration of archeological, mythological and historical sources on the role of women and spirituality in both ancient and modern cultures.
Ms. Lada is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of fine Arts (1965) and has had eight solo exhibits; the latest was "Reflections" at the St. Vladimir Institute Gallery in Toronto in 1993. Breitling Navitimer Heritage Chronograph BT-202 has taken part in over 20 group exhibits both in Canada and the U.S., and in the 1991 Biennale in Lviv. Her works are found in numerous private collections as well as in institutions such as the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Manor Junior College and Harvard University.