Breakey and Beltrá Featured at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary

Today is the final day of  Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary presented by Art Miami. If you haven’t made it to the fair yet, now is your last chance. We are featuring eight incredible photographers in our booth (140) and today we will highlight two of them.

Seven Finches on Yukka, 2014 - 2105 © Kate Breakey
Seven Finches on Yukka, 2014 – 2105 © Kate Breakey

Kate Breakey (B. 1957 Adelaide, South Australia) is best known for her large-scale photographic work with birds and flowers that she painstakingly brings back to life with colored pencils. These pieces can be seen in two monographs, Small Deaths (2001) and Flowers/Birds (2003). In 2014, Breakey turned her focus to the land, and the small details of everyday life: a hummingbird resting on a tree limb, a wilting tulip, figs on a counter, the moon setting over the mountain, trees swaying in the evening dusk. Produced as Orotones (prints made on glass and backed with 23k gold leaf) Breakey creates small objects that command our attention, using an early technique to comment on the beauty, fragility and simplicity of her daily surroundings.

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Kate Breakey’s work on view at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary
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Daniel Beltrá’s work on view at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary

Daniel Beltrá’s Iceland and Greenland work is also on view. Daniel is an aerial and conservation photographer and has been documenting the effects of global warming on our landscape for over two decades.

Iceland 10, 2014 © Daniel Beltrá

To see more work we are exhibiting at the fair, click here.

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary

Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

825 S. Dixie Highway at Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach
For information: Call (800) 376-5850 or visit artpbfair.com

Download a  complimentary pass
for Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary here.

More Artists Featured at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary

We are thrilled to be a part of Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary presented by Art Miami. We are featuring eight incredible photographers in our booth (140). Yesterday we highlighted three of them and today we will focus on three more.

Francesco Pergolesi was raised in Spoleto, a small Italian village filled with artisan shops and small businesses. Now splitting his time between Spoleto and Barcelona, Pergolesi creates photographic tableaux inspired by memories from his past: narrow cobblestone streets, the sound of a hammer coming from the open door of a shoemaker; the smell of fresh bread from a baker, the steady beat of a sewing machine from an open window, the smell of old paper in a used bookstore.

Luna, Barcelona, 2016 © Francesco Pergolesi
Luna, Barcelona, 2016 © Francesco Pergolesi

Floriane deLassée has traveled the world showcasing talents of many people who can carry heavy loads upon their heads. Originally from France, Floriane went to some of the world’s most remote landscapes including East Africa, Ethiopia, and Rwanda in search of subjects for her series, How Much Can You Carry ?.

Aru, Ethiopia, 2012 © Floriane de Lassée
Aru, Ethiopia, 2012 © Floriane de Lassée
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Work by Francesco Pergolesi, Floriane de Lassée and Gregory Scott at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary

Gregory Scott builds sets in his studio that serve as his subject. In these sets, he records himself performing a variety of scenarios that are then edited into 6-10 minute videos. The sets are then photographed, and the resulting wall piece is a mounted photograph with a cut out for a monitor on which a video plays, and a painted element appears on the photographic surface. All of the hardware is attached to the inside of the frame, making his works self-contained.

Portraits with Mona, 2015 © Gregory Scott

To see more work we are exhibiting at the fair, click here.

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary

Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

825 S. Dixie Highway at Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach
For information: Call (800) 376-5850 or visit artpbfair.com

Download a  complimentary pass
for Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary here.

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Featured Artists

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary opens to the public today and we are thrilled to be a part of this new fair presented by Art Miami. We are featuring eight incredible photographers in our booth (140) and today we will highlight three of them.

Liat Elbling graduated with Honors from the Department of Photography at the Minshar School of Art and has since been working full-time as an artist in Tel Aviv, Israel. A rising star in the fine art photography field, Liat’s work has been shown in numerous exhibitions, among them the Haifa Museum, Ramat Gan Museum, Indie Gallery, Beztalel Academy of Art Gallery and most notably, at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art after receiving the prestigious Leon Constantiner Prize for an Israeli photographer.

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Liat’s work in our booth at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary

“My works touch and generate discussions in different disciplines and delve into subjects that preoccupy me: architecture and its components, as well as the notion of “home”, have a predominant presence in my works, at times in its mental and emotional connotations, and other times through the examination of its graphic boundaries, its manifestation in a new space.”

Through, 2015 © Liat Elbling
Through, 2015 © Liat Elbling

Ysabel LeMay found photography after a successful career working as a graphic artist for prominent advertising agencies. Seeking greater fulfillment, she turned to painting, and in 2002, left the corporate world to pursue painting full time. Eight years later, she turned her attention to photography, garnering significant success in a few short years. Combining her technical expertise with her painterly eye, LeMay creates photographs that challenge our perception of the landscape.

Ysabel’s work in our booth at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary
Cosmea, 2016 © Ysabel LeMay
Cosmea, 2016 © Ysabel LeMay

Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison gained recognition for their collaborative works that presented constructed and choreographed scenarios about mans effect on the landscape. More than twenty years later, the artists are still dedicated to the environment, showing us the power of nature, and the effect our actions have on it. By creating environments specifically to photograph, the artists address issues about the earth and our responsibility to heal the damage we’ve created, while investigating the human condition.

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The ParkeHarrison’s work in our booth at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary
First of May, 2015 © Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison
First of May, 2015 © Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison

To see more work we are exhibiting at the fair, click here.

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary

Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

825 S. Dixie Highway at Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach
For information: Call (800) 376-5850 or visit artpbfair.com

Download a  complimentary pass
for Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary here.

 

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Opens Tonight

The By-invitation VIP Preview benefiting the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is from 5 – 9 p.m. tonight. CEG is very excited to be a part of this new fair presented by Art Miami! Below are some install pictures of our Booth 140.  palmbeach06palmbeach01palmbeach02 palmbeach03  palmbeach07 palmbeach08 palmbeach09

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary

Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

825 S. Dixie Highway at Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach
For information: Call (800) 376-5850 or visit artpbfair.com

Download a  complimentary pass
for Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary here.

 

Final Day of EXPO

Today is the last day of EXPO CHICAGO. If you haven’t made it out to Navy Pier to see the fair then change your plans and head on over.

expo2016_08Over the last few days we have been highlighting the artists we are featuring at the fair and today is no exception.

Robert & Shana ParkeHarrion’s Precipice series combines their love of theater and performance. In each image, we see a man bearing witness to his own desires and struggles. In all of these majestic photographs, the environment is larger than man, reminding the viewer that we need to listen, pay attention and care for our surroundings. Below is a fantastic Artist Talk we recorded during their exhibition at the gallery this past March.

Clarissa Bonet’s work is currently on view at the gallery through October 29 and is also on view at EXPO. In 2014, Bonet embarked on a second ongoing project, Stray Light, which looks at the anonymity of people in their homes at night. Bonet photographs once the sun sets, capturing the colorful glows from hotel and apartment windows. Back in her studio, she carefully constructs each image from multiple photographs, transforming the urban cityscape into a constellation, as the mind tries to organize the information presented.

Clarissa Bonet, SL.2015.0126 Chicago, 2015

Francesco Pergolesi was raised in Spoleto, a small Italian village filled with artisan shops and small businesses. Now splitting his time between Spoleto and Barcelona, Pergolesi creates photographic tableaus inspired by memories from his past: narrow cobblestone streets, the sound of a hammer coming from the open door of a shoemaker; the smell of fresh bread from a baker, the steady beat of a sewing machine from an open window, the smell of old paper in a used bookstore. In Pergolesi’s world, these sights and smells drive his art making, as he seeks to preserve the past. Below is a Chat Room episode that was recorded while Francesco was in Chicago for his exhibition at the gallery.

Click here to see more work featured at EXPO CHICAGO.

EXPO CHICAGO
Navy Pier, Festival Hall
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Booth 247

More EXPO Artists

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This year at EXPO we are featuring Jan Kaesbach and Guillaume Martial, two artists who were both recently featured this summer in our Still Moving exhibition.

Jan Kaesbach creates portraits of tradespeople that resemble contemporary August Sander’s photographs. The artist makes videos that appear static, yet upon closer examination, an eye twitches, a flame flickers or a hand tremors. Each “moving portrait” is made by seamlessly looping 3500 still images, which are then played back at standard film speed. The videos last between 3-4 minutes, creating a tension between the sitter and the artist, as each subject attempts to remain still. These are quiet pieces that allow an intimate interaction with the viewer.

We are presenting a grid of photographs by Guillaume Martial. In the photographs, we see the artist in a gymnasium interacting with three modules (blue, red and yellow). A modulor was an architectural measurement invented in 1945 by Le Corbusier that provides maximum comfort in the relationship between man and his living space. The artist tackles this concept by playing and interacting with three distinct shapes. The result is a surreal and comical piece about his relationship with architecture.

Guillaume Martial, Le Modulor 4, 2014

We are also, pleased to be exhibiting Gregory Scott’s work. Using illusion and surprise, Scott challenges the definitions placed on photography, painting and video, expanding its discourse and creating a dialogue with the viewer.

Click here to see more work featured at EXPO CHICAGO.

EXPO CHICAGO
Navy Pier, Festival Hall
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Booth 247

EXPO CHICAGO 2016

Vernissage was fantastic last night! Thank you to all the artists, collectors, friends and new friends that came to the opening.expo2016_opening3We 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.

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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.

Ysabel LeMay, The Eye, 2016
Ysabel LeMay, The Eye, 2016

Click here to see more work featured at EXPO CHICAGO.

EXPO CHICAGO
Navy Pier, Festival Hall
600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Booth 247

 

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