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.

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