Jeremiah Jossim
Yellow Tent Sunrise, 2021
Oil on panel
22″ x 22″

Jeremiah Jossim
Cargo Ship Sunset, 2021
Oil on panel
31″ x 31″

Batoul Ballout
Touching Rain
Oil, spray paint, colored pencil, & drywall on panel
7″ x 10″

Batoul Ballout
Red, 2021
Oil on canvas
16″ x 20″

Vanessa Marie Spollen

Vanessa Marie Spollen

Yulia Gasio

Frank Olt
Sunflowers, 2021
16″ x 16″

Elena Chestnykh
Wild Thing, 2021
Resin, foam, LED light, wire, metal.
26″ x 30″ x 7″

Haley Hughes
Trash A.K., 2019
Trash, plaster, binder, paint
36″ X 7″ X 6″

Dasha Bazanova
They Live, 2022

Dave Alexander
Snapshot: Odessa Beach, 2022

Denise Sfraga

Helmut Richard Reinelt

Jamie Louis Holman
Samba, 2022
Jacquard Tapestry
180cm x 270cm x 10cm

Anatolii Kazymyrchuk
Traces of the Dictator, 2022
Acrylic on canvas
60 W x 60 H x 2.1 D cm

Brian McCormack

Eric Araujo
Why oh why oh…, 2008
7′ x 6′ x 4′

Svetlana Kalashnikova
Foreboding 1. Nightmare. December, 2021
Acrylic on cardboard
70cm x 50cm





April 22nd – May 22nd, 2022

Curated by Maria Petrovskaya, Zak Vreeland, Jason Clay Lewis, Amelia Biewald

The Royal @ RSOAA is pleased to present WAR AND PEACE, a group exhibition curated by Maria Petrovskaya, Zak Vreeland, Jason Clay Lewis, Amelia Biewald featuring artists Jeremiah Jossim, Batoul Ballout, Vanessa Spollen, Yulia Gasio, Frank Olt, Elena Chestnykh, Haley Hughes, Dasha Bazanova, Dave Alexander, Denise Sfraga, Helmut Richard Reinelt, Jamie Louis Holman, Anatolii Kazymyrchuk, Brian McCormack, Eric Araujo, and Svetlana Kalashnikova.

War and Peace is a novel by Leo Tolstoy that gave its title to the Open Call. Tolstoy’s War and Peace describes the tragic Napoleon invasion in 1812 in Russia and focuses both on peaceful city life and fierce resistance to military aggression. This duality of the book is present in the current times, with many in the world peacefully enjoying life, while Ukraine – the largest country in Europe – is engulfed in war and eastern Europe in a refugee crisis. The stakes are high: the global order shake-up and the real possibility of WW3 being on our doorsteps. The last global pandemic of 1918 came with WWI, so it’s not surprising that a Covid pandemic would usher the new war in a package.

This open call invites artists that explore the ideas of pain, death, loss, relocation, and fragility of life, but also works that celebrate life and regeneration after the disaster. A percentage of the Open Call fees and Sales will go to support the humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.