Nadezda “Nightmares and Lullabies”

Nadezda “Nightmares & Lullabies” Solo Show
February 24th – March 31st, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 24th, 2018, 6-8pm
*Nadezda will be at the reception

“The Conductor”, A film by Jeremy Mann Screening + Q & A Discussion
February 24th, 3:30PM | February 25th, 3:30PM
RSVP required:
Northport, NY– Haven Gallery is pleased to present “Nightmares & Lullabies”, a solo exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Russian born, California based, Nadezda. “Nightmares & Lullabies” is Nadezda’s second solo show with the gallery and will include forty three new works composed mostly of paintings with the support of four drawings. Nadezda’s work is a study of the latent side of storytelling. With a background in theatre and film, she has long learned the effects and paths of context, mood, costumery and tale, and playfully recants yet retells these accounts through her own lifelong experiences. She translates her childhood lullabies and present day ideologies through the pulsating and pointed direction of her paint brush. Her strokes, stories and moods are universal and transportive, just as the nightmares and lullabies of our own memories and lives.


A 40 page catalogue will accompany the exhibition and is available to purchase here:


Nadezda [Nad’e:zhda] is a Russia-born artist based in the Bay Area of California. She has contributed to creative projects across various genres – feature film, theatre, illustration and fine art. Heavily influenced by theatrical performance and an extensive background in costume and character design for film, her artwork is primarily about storytelling that portrays the human condition, an intimate window that exposes the inner world of her subjects: “I paint mirrors that reflect not just the body’s exterior, but the subconscious hidden inward landscapes of human nature. When people walk by my paintings, I want them to feel as if they walked by a mirror hanging on the wall and stop in their tracks, recognizing the familiar. I want them to see the true reflections of their inner selves – raw, vulnerable, playful, animalistic, vicious, childish, pure, free.. They don’t have to admit that likeness out loud to others, they don’t even have to admit it to themselves, but I hope the emotional hook will pierce their modern-tempered skin and rip a small hole, oozing with their long forgotten desires and dreams.”