Laurent Chéhère’s new photographs from the "Flying Houses Series" and Patrick Dintino’s “Spectrum Paintings” to open January 16, 2015 at Muriel Guépin Gallery in the Lower East Side.
In his second show in the United States, award-winning French photographer Laurent Chéhère will present 5 new iconic “Flying Houses” at Muriel Guépin Gallery. Laurent Chéhere, a French photographer born in 1972 in Paris, makes images of flying houses and other dwellings that are informed by his wanderings in the hidden neighborhoods of Paris and by his love of cinematic history. The charming manipulated images, part digital, part analog depict a dreamlike world where his reconstructed houses appear to float in a silvery sky. Several titles are taken from classic films, such as “Who are you Polly Magoo” to name just one.
Patrick Dintino paints vertical bands of glowing color in a horizontal or rectangular format that read as both a scientific representation of the spectrum and an emotional landscape of pure color. Painted with oil on canvas, the softly undulating stripes of light and dark generate their own kind of perceptual space, one that incorporates the naturally horizontal field of human vision. The titles of Dintino’s recent work; Eventide, Mirage, Ecstasy, allude to the subtle way remembered color is translated into an abstract configuration. This is his first show at the gallery.
The show will open on Friday, January 16, 2015 from 6:30 pm-8 pm at Muriel Guépin Gallery, 83 Orchard Street, NYC. The exhibition will run until February 22, and is open Wednesday-Sunday, 12 pm-6 pm and Mondays and Tuesdays by appointment. For more information on the show, visit http://www.murielguepingallery.com/ or contact Muriel Guépin at email@example.com