Art critic Dr. Movses Hergelian presented his views about Mkhitarian’s artwork and this exhibition. He praised the exhibited works, speaking highly of the right placement of the collages and the harmony of colors. He noted that it is possible to find a sense of complete Armenianness in Mkhitarian’s works, even without the depiction of Mount Ararat, Armenia’s lakes and mountains, and renowned Armenian figures or people. At the same time, they match the quality of artworks by internationally renowned contemporary painters. Hergelian said that in the past, artwork collectors used to wait for an artist’s rise in the international artistic scene to obtain his/her works. Nowadays, however, art collectors encourage Armenian artists to advance at an international level. The sponsor of this exhibition, Mr. Vahe Yacoubian, has contributed greatly in this regard.
The last speaker was Moushegh Mkhitarian who thanked the sponsors of the exhibition, Ms. Lucy Tutunjian (the Art Gallery’s principal donor), and the Art Gallery’s leadership and staff for the warm welcome and support. He expressed his hope to leave a positive mark through his works on art-loving visitors of the Art Gallery.
The exhibition runs until 1 July 2013, every day from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (except Sundays).