levy3Boris Mikhailov: Four Decades opened last night at Dominique Levy in NYC. It runs through Feb. 8, 2014.

Mr. Mikailov is a photographer from Ukraine. The exhibition offers commentary on Soviet utopianism and Post-Soviet dystopianism.

In reflecting on the Modern project, and the idea that there are good and bad forms of emptiness, Mr. Mikhailov told LE that “good emptiness needs to replace bad emptiness.” We agree. When the ego is pulled back inspiration can enter.

Photograph: Stephen Wise