For Immediate Release:
The Directed Art Modern is pleased to present Harry Skeggs, Alice Zilberberg, Camilla Webster, Metis Atash, and Giulia Ronchetti in the curated group exhibition Experiences and Interpretations at the Jackson Hole Fine Art Fair. Experiences and Interpretations considers the artists’ and, further, the viewers’ conception of landscape and wildlife as a means to celebrate the diversity of the natural world, as well as perspectives on it, and inspire action and careful introspection regarding conservation of the natural world.
British wildlife photographer Harry Skeggs’ keen eye for capturing arrestive sights of animals in their native habitats embodies this in a straightforward manner. His photographs blend his passion for wildlife conservation with a powerful hope and raw intimacy to empower change. Artist Alice Zilberberg utilizes photography and meticulous digital painting to create a parallel intimacy through her series, Meditations, wherein photographs of zoo animals are superimposed on digitally rendered landscapes brimming with a tranquility that comes through organically despite their careful composition. Zilberberg’s images are meant to have a meditative effect on the viewer in the same way they have functioned as her own self-therapy.
Similarly, Camilla Webster paints memories reimagined as landscapes using acrylics and oils, aiming to blur the boundary between body and environment, as well as boundaries between ourselves and others, at any given moment in time. Metis Atash draws inspiration from Daoist teachings for her Swarovski-adorned fiberglass sculptures, seeking to highlight the relationships between humanity and the natural world, as well as the duality of lives in the physical and spiritual realms.
Lastly, the focus of Italian artist Giulia Ronchetti's work is nature in every form, specifically the manner in which the natural world functions as the steward of the world’s collective consciousness. Ronchetti uses a mix of tools, from liquid ink pen-nibs, wide-pointed felt-tip pens, to gold-leaf varnish and watercolors to create delicate and mystical representations of wildlife. Present are her fascination with old herbaria, and mythologies and fairytales, especially the ways in which they connote the cyclical nature of time and meaning imbued in both the ancient and contemporary.
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The Mission of The Directed Art Modern is to Keep Art For Art’s sake. The Directed Art Modern is to be a service to and for artists in all levels of their careers, this includes exhibitions management, and opening doors to not only collectors, but also to the public, in general. To facilitate this, The DAM is a melding of individuals from the art world – an artist, and a curator bringing 27 years of art market experience and by combining these aspects The DAM is able to cover a myriad of topics relating to the career of the artist. With this combination The DAM is able to not only encourage the artist but is also able to negotiate terms for the artist and navigate the labyrinth of today’s modern art market seeking the best opportunities for the artist to move forward in his/her career, thus leaving the artist to be concerned with nothing but his/her artistic vision. With the ever-increasing prices of exhibiting in the modern art market The DAM believes that the art market should be taken back from the vanity trend and returned to the realm of reward for one’s creativity – to do this The DAM will explore not only traditional modes of exhibition, but also innovative locations. Lastly, The DAM’s entire modus operandi is to protect art, the artist, to keep them in the realm of their art and vision, to keep the artist away from the tag of being a money-making entity – to keep art for art’s sake.