THE RED HOT ROSTER: SEPTEMBER 2013 Sep 29, 2013
SHARONA BAKKER: Photos Provided by Talitha Snow Aug 14, 2013
LOLLAPALOOZA: VIP HARD ROCK HOTEL SERIES Aug 6, 2013
THE RED HOT ROSTER JULY 2013 Jul 30, 2013
HOW TO BE MISS AMERICA WITHOUT THE COMPETITION Jul 28, 2013
DEFINITION OF A HAMSTER Jul 15, 2013
REBECCA MINKOFF DENIM LAUNCH AT CONFEDERACY Jul 11, 2013
LOS ANGELES STREET STYLE: NATALIE GAL Jul 9, 2013
THE RED HOT ROSTER: JUNE 2013 Jun 30, 2013
LANCÔME & ALBER ELBAZ by Crazy Rouge Jun 25, 2013
STREET SCENE: ABBOT KINNEY VENICE BEACH Jun 23, 2013
LEICA GRAND OPENING + G STAR RAW Jun 21, 2013
CHRYSALIS BUTTERFLY BALL 2013 Jun 10, 2013
THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: City of Bones Premiere Aug 14, 2013
JOBS: Movie Premiere Aug 15, 2013
HARIF GUZMAN: NEW YORK ARTIST Aug 19, 2013
APOTHIC DARK WINE LAUNCH Sep 25, 2013
SANTE D’ORAZIO: SCRATCH THIS Sep 21, 2013
ESTEE LAUDER LAUNCHES MODERN MUSE AT THE GUGGENHEIM Sep 14, 2013
VS MAGAZINE AT THE ELECTRIC ROOM Sep 14, 2013
PURPLE MAGAZINE AT THE TOP OF THE STANDARD Sep 13, 2013
WILHELMINA NYFW PARTY AT LA CENITA Sep 12, 2013
NEW YORK FASHION WEEK: UNFILTERED Sep 11, 2013
LET’S PANIC MAGAZINE LAUNCH: THE HIGH LINE HOTEL Sep 9, 2013
ROBIN THICKE: TREATS! MAGAZINE AT NO. 8 Sep 6, 2013
ANTOINE VERGLAS UNTITLED Sep 6, 2013
THE RED HOT ROSTER: AUGUST 2013 Aug 29, 2013
GETAWAY: Premiere Aug 29, 2013
THE BLING RING: Premiere After-Party Jun 5, 2013
THIS IS THE END: Premiere After-Party Jun 4, 2013
LAB ART & KID ROBOT Opening Night May 25, 2013
JOHN VARVATOS: 5 YEARS ON THE BOWERY Apr 13, 2013
JULIA PEREIRA: BEHIND THE SCENES Apr 12, 2013
DIESEL+EDUN STUDIO AFRICA PARIS by Crazy Rouge Apr 12, 2013
DISCONNECT: Movie Premiere Apr 10, 2013
BALLET HISPANICO: Plaza Hotel Spring Gala Apr 10, 2013
HELLO CHINA by Alina Krasina Apr 9, 2013
SAVE VENICE: Un Ballo in Maschera Apr 6, 2013
JENNY MCCARTHY HOSTS HOTEL DUREX Apr 3, 2013
VIP PREVIEW: NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW Mar 29, 2013
PREMIERE: THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES Mar 29, 2013
MELISSA+KARL LAGERFELD LAUNCH Mar 27, 2013
THE BIG BRITISH INVITE Mar 23, 2013
RED WHITE & VIEW NY2 Apr 13, 2013
THE WALL: MARLBOROUGH GALLERY CHELSEA Apr 16, 2013
UNDER THE SEA: Roberto Cavalli Museum Dance 2013 Apr 20, 2013
FAST AND FURIOUS 6: PREMIERE PARTY May 22, 2013
TOWER CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION Gala Dinner 2013 May 21, 2013
JOSEPH NAHMAD CONTEMPORARY
450 W 14TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10014
Parallel Realities is a series of paintings exploring the subtle play of illusion and reality. In some of the paintings a precisely painted animal appears along with an emotional yet ambiguous human. The demeanor of the animals seems to resonate with the emotional core of the people with whom they are paired, suggesting the commonality, universality and complexity of emotion. In other paintings the subjects are seen in multiple poses, as in a photographic double exposure, indicating their variable and sequential emotional states and the complexities of their characters. As in Nachum’s earlier works, the paintings are made on a ground that is subtly inscribed with a poetic text in Braille written by the artist. Over-painted color fields interact with the human and animal figures and the Braille, bringing a dreamlike and interactive depth to the visual plane.
Color Blind is a series of circular canvases based on the Ishihara Color Vision Test, which is used to diagnose color blindness. In each the image is formed by a field of colored circles that function as “pixels”, and in each a Braille message is written as a circle within the circle. To a colorblind viewer these images would be visible but relatively hidden, demonstrating that human perception is variable and considerably subjective.
Invisible Mirrors is a series of monochromatic paintings in which Braille text “dots” are rendered in convex mirrors one centimeter in diameter. Visually impaired people collaborated in making the work by reading the texts, running their fingers over the canvas and mirrors and leaving behind their fingerprints as evidence of their “seeing.” To most sighted individuals, ironically, the text is “invisible” yet as they observe the fingerprints of those who can “see” and read the text, they see their distorted image in the reflections that appear within the text.
Sea of Crowns is an installation of one thousand eight hundred golden crowns, symbolizing a sea of limitless dreams and aspirations. Over the crowns hang ten thousand red ribbons, which are a consistent device in the grammar of Nachum’s work. In the artists’ previous exhibition, “Blind,” each guest was given a red ribbon as a blindfold so that they might “view” the exhibition from a different perspective, as a Braille reader would “see” it.
Roy Nachum’s elegant visual tropes eloquently reveal the conundrums of vision, narrative and poetics. While it is common for art to result in quite different experience from view to viewer, Nachum’s work is extraordinarily variable in how it is experienced as well as how it is understood. It is an exhibition that will literally and figuratively Open Your Eyes.
Joseph Nahmad Contemporary is a unique hybrid gallery that re-imagines the relationships of artists, dealers, collectors and the public. Unlike the fixed location “white box” gallery that has long been the standard environment for exhibiting art, Joseph Nahmad Contemporary presents artists’ works in unexpected contexts and venues. This is the third exhibition organized by the gallery.
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