NEW YORK CITY-- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WINTER GROUP EXHIBITION I
January 9 – February 12, 2017
HUGO GALERIE is pleased to announce its WINTER GROUP EXHIBITION I, which includes the work of several Hugo artists, including FRANÇOIS ANTON, ELIZABETH ALLISON, BETH CARTER MARC CHALMÉ, PHILIPPE H. DEQUESNE, BRIAN KEITH STEPHENS AND BENOÎT TRIMBORN.
French-Algerian artist François Anton creates playful glimpses into his psyche; his oil on canvas paintings, which often includes collage and mixed media elements, capture the childish lightheartedness of comic-book strips while remaining skillfully executed, balanced works of art.
Elizabeth Allison, an American artist originally from Chicago, presents surreal watercolor land and cityscapes. In the artist’s own words, her paintings take the “emotional temperature” of the places she depicts. Her works on paper are emotional semblances of familiar locations, with areas of abstraction; her physical process is evident in the unexpected marks and drips from the water and paint on the surface of her work.
British artist Beth Carter is well-known for her fantastical sculptures, in bronze and resin, that unite human and animal forms. Carter’s sculptures, deeply rooted in mythology, are part of a genre the artist describes as “magical realism.” The artist’s unique body of work creates an alternate reality – one that invites the viewer to partake in a journey to a strange, dreamlike world where the lines between man and beast, reality and the subconscious and the possible and impossible are no longer clear.
French artist Marc Chalmé presents eerie street scenes, quiet interiors and still-lifes in oil that explore the illusive nature of light. Chalmé’s work is distinguished by his sensitive treatment of the complex relationship between light and shadow. Chalmé does not work from photographs but rather from his memory of certain moments and observations; this creates a peculiar quality in his work. His paintings are translations of realities that he has dreamed, not realistic interpretations of the world.
Philipp H. Dequesne, a Belgian artist working in France, paints vivid and boldly colored depictions of daily life. Trained as an architect, Dequesne’s paintings reveal not only an innate understanding of spatial relationships and form but an unexpected sensitivity to the places and objects he presents.
American artist Brian Keith Stephens chooses bright colors and bold forms for his thoughtful depictions of animals, landscapes and children. Set against textured, colorful backgrounds, the artist’s simple subjects, often birds or wild animals, take on a whimsical quality. His mystical paintings explore the complicated connections between humans, animals and the rest of the world.
French artist Trimborn is renowned for his large-scale, stunning landscapes in oil on canvas. Trimborn, trained as an architect, categorizes his work as “contemporary impressionism”; by this, he is referencing his unusual approach to ordinary subjects, his emphasis on the ethereal quality of light and his focus on the natural world.
For further information, prices and photographic material, please contact Hugo Galerie at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212)226-2262. Gallery hours are 10am-6pm daily.