Vernissage was fantastic last night! Thank you to all the artists, collectors, friends and new friends that came to the opening.We are excited to feature work by ten different artists at EXPO! Today we will highlight four of them.
Serge Najjar transforms architecture into dynamic abstractions. He will also have a solo show this coming January at the gallery.
“Every Saturday I drive my car towards a destination, still unknown, and guide myself by my instinct, by light and by whatever attracts my eye. At some moment, I stop. I position myself. And then all I have to do is wait for something to happen. In most cases, what captures my attention are the architectural details. My aim, then, is to try and get closer to abstraction (within the real world). I try to look at my everyday surroundings with a new eye. These photos show what I have seen.”
—Serge Najjar (from LensCulture article)
Daniel Beltrá’s Iceland and Greenland work is also on view. We have featured Daniel’s work at several art fairs and in multiple exhibitions at the gallery. Daniel is an aerial and conservation photographer and has been documenting the effects of global warming on our landscape for over two decades. Below is a Chat Room episode we filmed with Daniel earlier this year during his exhibition at the gallery.
We are featuring fifteen photographs from Sandro Miller’s American Bikers series. Sandro has been making portraits for over thirty years was awarded the Lucie Foundation’s “International Photographer of the Year Award” in 2014 and 2015.
Ysabel LeMay’s The Eye, 2016 is also on view at EXPO. In 2010 she turned her full attention to photography. Combining her technical expertise with her deep-seated roots as a painter, LeMay continues her exploration into the power and divinity of nature through a unique process she calls “Photo-Fusion”. At first glance, you might think you are looking at a hyper-realistic painting. However, LeMay’s innovative technique is a lengthy process during which hundreds of photographs are taken and light and visual properties are attuned. To hear more about her process, watch our Artist Talk we recorded with her in 2015.
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Navy Pier, Festival Hall
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611