We had a fantastic opening night of Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary. Thanks to everyone who joined us at the VIP Preview yesterday. Today, General Admission hours begin at 11 am—we look forward to seeing you soon!
CEG is featuring a variety of work by eight photographers at PBM+C this year. Today we will highlight three of them: Tami Bahat, whose vintage frames encapsulate her dramatic chiaroscuro photographs; Ysabel LeMay, with two powerful images that can stand individually but also compliment one other as a diptych; and Gregory Scott, the videos for whom you can watch below, including Time, 2017 and Georgia and Alfred, 2016.
Tami Bahat is a fine art photographer from Tel Aviv, Israel. Raised by a former dancer and a graphic artist, Bahat’s family resettled in Los Angeles when she was a child.
Championed by parents who encouraged her artistic expression, Bahat experimented in various media, finding her voice as well as her place in the world. She left school at the age of fifteen and was given guidance by her father, who had taught at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. He encouraged her independent study, through workshops and seminars of art history, photography, sculpture and design, further enhancing her creative vision. A series of family trips around the world exposed Bahat to humanity as a whole and the myriad ways that people live, providing her with a keen awareness of the beauty and loss that an earthly existence brings, an undertone in much of her work.
Bahat’s fine art career began in earnest in 2010, when her photography was noticed by the editor of the U.K. publication, Nikon Owner Magazine. He was struck by her bold and imaginative approach and featured one of her portraits on the cover, along with an article detailing her as an artist. From this she participated in a series of photo events and speaking engagements, including Photo LA. Most recently, her work has been exhibited at photography events internationally, including Fotofever (Paris), AAF New York and Hong Kong, as well as the LA Art Show. Bahat was selected as a Critical Mass finalist in 2016 and invited to attend Review Santa Fe 2017. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
Center: Eden I and Eden III, 2017, © Ysabel Lemay
Quebec born Ysabel LeMay’s artistic journey began in 1987 with a thriving career as a graphic artist working for several prominent advertising agencies before opening her own firm in Vancouver. Seeking greater fulfillment, she made a transition into the fine arts studying painting at the Emily Carr University of Art. In 2002 she left the world of corporate advertising behind devoting full-time to her painting. Since then, she has achieved much success with over 40 exhibitions throughout the United States, Europe and Canada.
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. She then assembles one detail at a time in a painterly fashion to form a single composition. In 2011 LeMay was selected the winner of KiptonArt Rising Star program in New York. Since then she exhibited in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia and The Netherlands. Ysabel LeMay is presently living and working in Austin, Texas.
Gregory Scott has always blurred the lines between painting and photography, incorporating paintings he did of himself, or his body, back into his photographs. The resulting images were both humorous and odd, challenging the viewer’s perception of photographic truth. Then, at the age of 49, Scott decided to go to graduate school to strengthen his knowledge of art history and video making. Having successfully merged his love of painting and photographs, his interest turned to video and its ability to move and manipulate still images.
In 2008, Gregory Scott graduated with a body of work that blended all three of his artistic interests. Continuing to use himself as the model, Scott creates narrative pieces which use illusion and surprise to tackle issues ranging from identity and loneliness, to the way the art world has pigeonholed the various mediums in which he works. In his pieces, Scott challenges the definitions placed on photography, painting and video, expanding its discourse.
Gregory Scott was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1957 and received his Bachelor degree from the Institute of Design at IIT in Chicago in 1979 and his Master of Fine Art from Indiana University in 2008. He lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio.
Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary
Booth PB 140
January 11 – January 15, 2018
Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Pavilion
825 S Dixie Hwy @ Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
|Friday, January 12||11am – 7pm|
|Saturday, January 13||11am – 7pm|
|Sunday, January 14||11am – 7pm|
|Monday, January 15||11am – 6pm|