NEW YORK – Art at the Institute, the visual arts programming division of The Ukrainian Institute of America, kicked off the fall 2017 season on Friday evening, September 29, to an enthusiastic gathering of friends and new faces with an exhibition of 30 expressionist landscape paintings by Ukrainian artist Roman Luchuk. Present at the opening reception, Mr. Luchuk warmly greeted the attendees by thanking the UIA for hosting his original artwork, and for the opportunity to introduce his imagery to a new audience. Curated by Walter Hoydysh, director of Art at the Institute, the exhibition marks the artist’s first solo showing in the United States. Conceivably, landscape painting offers viewers three verities – geography, autobiography and metaphor. Geography is, if taken by itself, sometimes boring, autobiography is frequently trivial, and metaphor is often dubious, at best.