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Olga Chernysheva, Untitled, 2018, oil on canvas, 23 5⁄8 × 23 5⁄8".

Olga Chernysheva, Untitled, 2018, oil on canvas, 23 5⁄8 × 23 5⁄8".

Olga Chernysheva

Foxy Production

Olga Chernysheva, Untitled, 2018, oil on canvas, 23 5⁄8 × 23 5⁄8".

City dwellers are able to shield themselves from the hell of other people with little more than a pair of earbuds and a scowl. Their psychic defenses must be honed to perfection, and any opportunity for privacy, however brief or restricted, must be seized without hesitation. Being from Moscow, Olga Chernysheva understands this condition; the artist’s quiet but affecting new paintings and drawings focus on men and women who are at once caught up in the flow of a busy urban center and at pains to detach themselves from it, even as everyone else is doing the same thing.

Chernysheva’s “Autoradio,” her recent solo outing at Foxy Production, was organized around groups of works from three interconnected series, all meditations on how her fellow Moscovites publicly relish their own inner lives. In the first assembly of pieces, “Moscow River,” 2017–, figures were shown wading in the titular

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