|Like the pages of a Russian fairy tale, the Servants’ Hallway tells a story of simplicity and greatness. Once home to this household’s most humble and quiet residents, these quarters may have held this home’s best-kept secret: the treasured art- family heirlooms that we fantasize would have journeyed here, with their owners, to the Western World.
Inspired by the combination of ordinary subject matter and skilled excellence, James Yarosh, gallery owner, designed this space in affirmation that fine art is appropriate in any setting.
Today, Mr. Yarosh presents the work of richly-pedigreed and academically-trained artists from the Moscow School of Russian Realism. These pieces, many new to the Western World, come from simple, but noble beginnings, and whisper that luxury can be found in the meekest of places.
Nature’s neutral shade of pale green provides a backdrop for works that mimic the lush landscape of the property. Mr. Yarosh justified the use of fine silk velvet and tapestry as if they were leftovers from the main house, painstakingly refashioned by the servants who would have salvaged them. Antique runners hold the footsteps of generations, echoing that class is measured by beauty rather than wealth.
With great respect for the arts and the interior design trade, James Yarosh invites you to enjoy this showcasing of two art forms coming together to tell one personal, and sometimes, magical story.