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Russian photographer to be featured in "Fresh from the Fields"

06/18/2013 07:02PM ● Published by Steve

By Steve Brown

Regina Kirillov isn't just one of our favorite photographers, or one of our favorite Russians in the desert, but she's one of our favorite people. She's creative, witty, fun, and has a killer smile too. She and her husband Dimitry live much of the year in Joshua Tree (Dimitry is a physicist and photographer), and part of the year in Italy where they soak up architecture and culture, keeping them young and vibrant and extremely interesting.

Regina is having another show of her work, this time with Careen Moore, at the Palm Desert Community Gallery, in City Hall, at 73-510 Fred Waring Drive. The show, called "Fresh from the Fields," runs from June 27 to September 6, with an artist reception on Monday, July 1, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

For more information, call 760-346-0611 x664, or visit www.palmdesertart.org after June 27 (as of today's date they only have the current exhibit listed on their website).

In the meantime, if you're ready for a taste of this show, here's a little explanation of what's behind the show by Regina...

Vegetables! A magic word in our lives.

Research shows that women prefer vegetables to fruits, while men prefer fruits. I love both.

As an artist I am impressed with the taste and fragrance which in itself are so wonderful. I love to see their shapes, intense colors, and structure as they exist in nature and then how different they appear after being cut. I feel their weight and volume when I hold them in my hands. I taste Sun, Earth and Water with each bite I have. In my show only one image, like bright red disk, is of a processed vegetable – tomato juice which I made myself.

My photos express my belief that vegetables are alive and cannot be treated as mass production items. In Norway, there is a special bank for preserving seeds of all remaining fruit and vegetable plants that have not been genetically altered. Perhaps they think we are at the point of destroying all natural plant life.

In other countries, freeway billboards claim American potatoes are so artificial looking that even a Colorado beetle won't eat them.

I was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia and have walked many roads in my life. For seven years I studied with the Kirov ballet. I have worked as a physicist and as a translator of scientific literature. I have studied art history and worked as a docent. Here in the United States I worked at libraries.


The title of my show is California Menu-Still lives.   Separate images are without titles. All photographs are 17 x 22, digital archival prints.

My recent shows are We Love to Drive Fast”, in June, 2009 at Glass Outhouse Gallery in 29 Palms and “Transformation” in March, 2011 at 29 Palms Art Galley in 29 Palms.  I also participate in various group shows in CA.

I was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia and have walked many roads in my life. For seven years I studied with the Kirov ballet. I have worked as a physicist and as a translator of scientific literature. I have studied art history and worked as a docent. Here in the United States I worked at libraries.

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