Cheryl Hazan Gallery is pleased to present a group show featuring Hunt Slonem, Louise Crandell and Luis Garcia Nerey. The exhibition will be on view October 26 - December 9, 2017
Opening reception November 1, 6pm - 8pm
New York artist Hunt Slonem is renowned for his intense color and loosely expressive brushstrokes, inspired by nature. His longtime subject matter is exotic tropical birds, butterflies and monkeys that are at once pop culture and fine art.
His series of enchanting paintings are simple gestural oils that are at once pop culture and fine art. Working in series, each one of his artworks, is an examination of nature and a study in painting.
Slonem’s works can be found in the permanent collections of 250 museums around the world, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Whitney and the Miro.
“I was influenced by Warhol’s repetition of soups cans and Marilyns”, Slonem says, “but I’m more interested in doing it in a sense of prayer with repetition. It’s really a form of worship”.
With an evanescent architecture of light and dark - Louise Crandell’s oil and encaustic paintings limn the remembered spaces of a half forgotten dream. The softness and blur recall both Seurat’s charcoal drawings and Gerhard Richter’s photos. The places she creates are both familiar and archetypal, evoking a sense of déjà vu.
Crandell says, “Memory is a tricky thing. Despite that, I rely a great deal on my own.”
Luis Garcia Nerey’s latest series employs the silhouette of an ambiguously female figure as a representation of the Other. Nerey’s work addresses how existence is questionable without participation. Using “Constructionism Philosophy” as a conceptual base provides a theoretical approach. “The philosophy of the Self and the Other posits that all things need a counter or an Other to define them. The artist believes the interaction between a painting and a person may be equally important in creating that sense of Self, facilitating conversation between the paintings and the viewer.
“I believe that our existence depends on one another…As you interact with my work, you construct it and it constructs you.”
Cheryl Hazan Gallery
Situated in the heart of TriBeCa in Manhattan, Cheryl Hazan Gallery exhibits both new and established contemporary artists. We also offer bespoke art advisory services.
35 N. Moore Street
New York, NY 10013
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