Friday, October 31, 2014

MOBY Brilliantly Exhibits "Innocents" at Emmanuel Fremin Gallery in NYC!

An exhibit I had been awaiting for ages finally happened last week as Emmanuel Fremin Gallery presented Moby (Richard Melville Hall), with a series photographs entitled "Innocents."   
Moby, does it all and, very well.  He's a singer-songwriter, DJ, musician, and photographer known for his electronic music, vegan lifestyle and support of animal rights. He is New York born but currently Los Angeles based and has sold over 20 million albums worldwide, of course, I have every single CD he has produced since 1992.  I have been to countless shows of his and met him a few times over the years at various DJ events and signings but this was a bit more intimate and I was thrilled to talk with him and --as he drew in my copy of the "Destroyed" he authored/edited in 2013. 
Have a look at opening night and the art which will run through December 30, 2014 at  (Emmanuel Fremin) 547 W 27th, Suite 510 in Chelsea, NYC.
From the gallery:   Moby’s latest series of photographs “Innocents”, now presented by Emmanuel Fremin Gallery, is based on the artist’s own theory that the Apocalypse has already happened. Tragic events influenced him. After September 11 – which coincidentally is also Moby’s birthday -it was a global belief that “nothing will ever be the same again”, even if apparently most people’s lives didn’t radically change. Moby is interested in the potential shift in human perception. He considers that a post-apocalyptic consciousness invites people to add a new meaning to the common surrounding world: “Like a picture of a supermarket pre-apocalypse would somehow have a different significance post-apocalypse. Even though the supermarket itself would be the exact same thing.”

Moby’s photographs are multi-layered. By using strange juxtapositions and decontextualized elements, the artist plays with the semiotic relationship signifier-signified in order to create works open to different interpretations. He only suggests a framework for each of his photographs and for the fictional narrative that connects them, but the conclusion – if there is one – belongs to the viewer.

For more on Moby and the gallery look here:

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Brilliant, Contemporary U.K. Artist DAN BALDWIN Exhibits "The End of Innocence" in NYC!

You still have a  few days to see the brilliant exhibit by British artist Dan Baldwin entitled "The End Of Innocence" located at 446-W. 14th Street, pop up gallery location.  Baldwin is one of the top contemporary artists in the U.K. and this is his first U.S. solo show that is by the way, out of this world.  The exhibit organized by PMM Art Projects and Fitz & Co., will run through November 2, 2014 so you still have time to catch this one and be inspired.  
Born in 1972, his work is internationally collected by an exclusive clientele and has exhibited paintings, prints and ceramics around the world. He has enjoyed a stream of sell-out solo shows and presented his work in art fairs in Basel, Miami, L.A, Tokyo, San Francisco, London and New York. Baldwin set a personal record at Bonhams in February, 2008 when his piece Apocalypse Wow - The End of Everything sold for over $40,000, since then, his works have sold for up record numbers as his popularity grows.  And, allow me to add, he is definitely one of the nicest artists I've ever met!
Amidst the edgy brushstrokes and sinister themes, symbolism proliferates in Baldwin’s work.  From children’s storybook illustrations and images of war to nature & Vanitas, each viewer develops a highly personal response to what they see. The relationship that has been observed between Baldwin and the still life painters of seventeenth century Holland stems from his use of such symbols of life, death and mortality as the flower, the skull, the bird and rotting fruit. Baldwin recontextualizes these symbols, however, making them relevant for modern audiences. You will be highly amazed by the countless details in each piece.
Dan Baldwin
Baldwin with Taylor Maatman from Fitz & Co. 
Don't miss this exhibit!  Trust me.
Learn more about Dan Baldwin here: and visit those who made this exhibit happen here: http://pmmartprojects.com