Tuesday, August 22, 2017



Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
Taub Campus
411 East Clinton Avenue
Tenafly, New Jersey

Boris Lyubner SeptPortraits of Brooklyn and a Few Old Friends

Oil and Watercolor Paintings & Charcoal Drawings by Boris Lyubner

WHEN: Sept 3–28; Meet-the-Artist Reception: Tuesday, September 5, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Waltuch Art Gallery, Kaplen JCC

In this exhibit, the artist presents first impressions of his surroundings after recently moving to Brooklyn. Inspired by the unique, rusted beauty of its cityscapes, Boris has captured a series of fifteen different portraits of the city. Early morning summer walks, with a sketchbook and camera in hand, led to the discovery of 15 select places that became the foundation for these “portraits” of Brooklyn. Each subject is depicted in four phases: first as a charcoal drawing, followed by a watercolor study, then as a small oil painting and finally a larger one.

An accomplished illustrator and animal lover, Boris misses being surrounded by pets and now paints emotional and sensitive pet portraits on commission.

Boris Lyubner is a classically trained artist from the St. Petersburg Stieglitz Academy of Art, Russia. After immigrating to America in 1989, he pursued a successful career as an advertising illustrator and continues teaching his craft at universities in San Francisco and NYC. In the last few years he has begun transitioning to fine art painting and gallery work. His drawings and paintings has been acquired by many corporate clients such as AIG, Viking Range, REIT, Nike, and Bridgestone, as well as by private art collections.

Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday, 9 am - 10 pm; Friday and Sunday, 9 am – 5 pm; closed Saturday and Jewish holidays. Admission is free and open to the community. For more information on gallery exhibitions, contact Nina Bachrach at 201.408.1406 or email: nbachrach@jccotop.org.