Photography 06 by Ivan Petrov


APAID visitors studying a 2008 photograph by Russian-born Gregori Maiofis from his “Taste for Russian Ballet” series at the Peter Fetterman Gallery exhibit. In his own words, two family generations of artists furnished his childhood with images while his early inspiration came from everyday objects, literary impressions and a variety of graphic techniques in his father’s studio. Many of Gregori’s current concerns as an artist were determined by concepts and positions he developed after moving to the United States in 1991. Today, he shares his time between Los Angeles and St. Petersburg.