Friday, September 23, 2011

Mia Berg, Henry Simonds, Meghann Snow @ Galerie Protégé - "transFIGURE"

Say hello to Galerie Protégé, a new gallery located in the lower level of Chelsea Frames (197 9th Avenue).  Protégé, founded by Jaclyn Acker and Debra Kowalski, looks to establish a platform for emerging and non-represented artists. Their first exhibition, transFIGURE, features three artists with refreshingly original creative processes.

The self-portraits of Mia Berg are the essence of tranquility. The artist, devoid of all artificial matter, playfully shapes her body into harmony with the natural environment.  The images, photographed in East Hampton, offer a pleasant respite from the city.

Henry Simonds presents piezo prints created from a trip to Musée Rodin (Paris).  Simonds captured details of Rodin's sculptures with a handheld camera, set to a fast shutterspeed and a wide aperture, thus vanquishing the object's material elements. This method transforms Rodin's figures, highlighting their raw emotion.

The performance-based works of Meghann Snow are the result of ballet and figure skating movements.  Snow dons handcrafted shoes comprised of bubble wrap and masking tape. Check out the link to get a taste of her unique artistic practice.

transFIGURE is on display until October 6, 2011.

Le Cri, 2010/11 by Henry Simonds
Piezo print on archival polymer paper mounted to aluminum
Ed. AP
22.5 x 30 inches

Trois Ombres, 2010/2011 by Henry Simonds
Piezo print on archival polymer paper mounted to aluminum
Ed. AP
22.5 x 30 inches

Galerie Protégé (GalerieProtege.com)
197 9th Avenue - Lower Level (between 22nd & 23rd St)
Hours: Monday - Thursday: 10am - 7:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 10am - 6pm, Sunday: 11am - 5pm
Exhibition open September 8 - October 6, 2011


 Our Destiny Was Not To Die, 2011 by Mia Berg
Pigment inkjet print mounted to sintra
14 x 21 inches

Sweet As A Song, 2011 by Mia Berg
Pigment inkjet print mounted to sintra
14 x 21 inches


 Rond de Jambe a Terre : Straightened Leg with Pointed
Toe Remaining on the Ground to Sweep Around, 2010
by Meghann Snow
Acrylic house paint and graphite on unprimed canvas
38.5 x 41.5 inches

What Loop and Where is it?, 2011 by Meghann Snow
Graphite and matte medium on unprimed canvas
72 x 72 inches

Images courtesy of Galerie Protégé  


Galerie Protégé
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