ARC Select 2017: Contemporary Figures
Rehs Contemporary is pleased to present ARC Select 2017: Contemporary Figures, an exhibition focusing on the stylistic variations of representing the human form in contemporary art. The subject of the human form and its depiction is a perennial theme, historically speaking… but are representational treatments of the figure still meaningful? Perhaps, it is the only form that retains its significance.
The exhibition opens on Saturday, October 28th from 2-8 PM at Rehs Contemporary Galleries, 5 East 57th Street 8th Floor, and will remain on view through November 17th, 2017. In conjunction with the Art Renewal Center, Contemporary Figures unites an impressive and diverse roster around some of the finest and most unique figurative artists producing work today. More than 25 paintings and drawings in all, will be on display by a group that includes: Emanuele Dascanio, Daniel Gerhartz, Vanessa Lemen, Sergio Lopez, Tim Rees, and Marc Scheff.
Contemporary Figures aims to highlight just a fragment of the expansive genre, while showcasing works that demonstrate immense talent and creativity. From the painstakingly precise, and near photographic charcoal and graphite renderings by Emanuele Dascanio, to the mesmerizing mixed media resin blocks by Marc Scheff, the exhibition displays a range of approaches and techniques in service of the figure. Daniel Gerhartz keeps his attention on the female form, with a strong foundation in the work of nineteenth century masters, most notably French and American Impressionist painters ranging from John Singer Sargent to Alphonse Mucha. Similarly, Sergio Lopez highlights the female form but takes the subject in a vastly different direction – influenced by the Golden Age Illustrators and graffiti writers. Tim Rees stresses compositional beauty, preferring to allow the composition to tell the story – the work is all about technique and using a thoughtful and logical approach to producing an idea. On the other hand, Vanessa Lemen credits her inspiration to moments of personal adversity and resilience – a concept that is further embodied by her organic process and the work itself; seemingly chaotic yet peaceful and elegant.
Each artist reveals not only a personal vision of the human figure, but a commentary on what he or she believes is important in our current environment – what is meaningful and what is significant.
Exhibition Opening: October 28, 2017 from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday - Friday, October 30, 2017 - November 17, 2016 from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
** All other times by appointment
Rehs Contemporary Galleries
5 East 57th Street
NEW YORK NY 10022
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The Big Gamble
Heroes, Villains, Myths, Legends
Reflecting the Real
ARC Select 2016
Skin & Tonic
Specific Artist Exhibitions
Banks, Allan B. 1948Allan Banks (b. 1948)
Banks, Holly Hope B. 1957Holly Hope Banks - A Galaxy of Blossoms
Casey, Todd M. (B. 1979)Todd M. Casey - Wine and Spirits
Giannini, Ugo Omleto (1919 - 1993)Ugo Omleto Giannini (1919 - 1993)
Harris, Gregory Frank B. 1953Gregory Frank Harris (b.1953)
Kuhn, John B. 1948John Kuhn - A Detailed Perspective - Fruit & Flowers
Kuhn, John B. 1948John Kuhn - A Detailed Perspective - Toys & Candy
Oretsky, Barry B. 1946Barry Oretsky - A Survey of works from 1988 - 1993
Swatland, Katie B. 1981Katie Swatland - An Artist's Journey
Swatland, Sally B. 1946Sally Swatland
Swatland, Sally B. 1946Summer Gardens
Swatland, Sally B. 1946Intimate Studies of Childhood