Feature Photo Review of Yelena Yemchuk

November 12-14, 2004

New York Sun
Weekend Edition

Yelena Yemchuk’s acrylic paintings can appear simple and playful at first glance – until the viewer notices that a smiling zebra is stabbing himself, and that a friendly-looking alligator is poking a goose with an épée. The stories surrounding these small scenes are not always clear, but they are influenced by folk tales from Ms. Yemchuk’s native Ukraine. The artist is also a photographer whose work has appeared in W Magazine and Italian Vogue