‘Le Salon 2017′ | March 17 – Aug. 26, 2017
Notions of culture, beauty, fashion, and perception collide at Snap! Orlando’s annual showcase of international and regional artists. The exhibition provides viewers with a unique opportunity to revisit past exhibitions while discovering new works. ‘Le Salon 2017’ features an array of mediums, styles, and artistic subjects ranging from iconic fashion and portrait photography to poignant, universal themes relating to the human experience.
New works by Hendrik Kerstens, Erwin Olaf, Casper Faassen, John Hiigli, Rima Jabbur, Raymond Klecker, Kelly Ladd, Nadia Wicker, and featuring Snap! exhibited artists Szymon Brodziak, Isabelle Chapuis, Matthew Schofield, Natan Dvir, Kristian Schuller, Dina Litovsky, Mike Saijo, Mei Xian Qiu, Heather Evans Smith, Tom Chambers, Douglas Kirkland, Marco Gallotta, Cheyco Leidmann, Marc Schmidt, Nicolas Senegas, Stephane Fedorowsky, Reine Paradis, Ricky Powell, Dan L. Hess, Martin Stranka, Andrew Soria, Richard Tuschman, Roger Weiss, Mark Gmehling, Michael Rothwell, Chris Robb, Luis Lazo, and Trong Gia Nguyen.
Hendrik Kerstens is a Dutch photographer and visual artist. Fascinated by the master paintings of the Dutch Golden Age he photographs his daughter Paula. In a similar but more modern way as Rembrandt did before him, Kerstens highlights the beauty of the ordinary and the greatness of vulnerability, in all of his pictures.
Erwin Olaf is one of Holland’s most acclaimed contemporary photographers. Famous for his mis-en-scène and highly theatrical compositions, Olaf weaves complex and dramatic narratives into his still photographs. His work is frequently exhibited and included in numerous contemporary art and photography museums internationally.
Casper Faassen is a Dutch visual artist, inspired by the classical paintings of Leiden-based painters such as Rembrandt, Dou and van Goyen. Casper’s unique style, mixing photography and painted layers in his work and juxtaposing subject (beauty) with form (decay), has gained praise from critics internationally. His work has been exhibited at numerous international art fairs and museums.
John Arden Hiigli (born 1943) is an American artist, inventor and educator. The art of John Hiigli lies in a domain where science and art intersect. The use of colors represents translational symmetry in the world of light frequencies, while the mixing of transparent colors over each other is compared to the composition of sound frequencies in musical artworks.
Rima Jabbur was born in Lebanon and immigrated with her family to the United States at the age of eight. Over the course of her career, Rima Jabbur has had multiple solo exhibitions, including at Cornell University and in Beirut.
New works by Nicolas Sénégas. Nicolas developed a passion for studying humans in their physical and aesthetical dimensions but also in their approach to spirituality, rites, customs, desires and fears.
Nadia Wicker is a visual artist and photographer based in France, fascinated by the body, materials and identity. She aims to capture striking and unconventional beauty.
Inspired by Renaissance masters, Orlando artist Raymond Klecker creates a visually poetic dialogue, exposing the fragility of our complex reality.
Chris Robb’s work builds upon the legacy and history of New York painterly abstraction. The work bears witness to the gesture and evidence of the body. The curl and flourish of form reminds one of graffiti. Simultaneously there is a reference to the natural world as the canvas explodes into clusters of blooms.
Orlando artist Kelly Ladd carefully constructs intricate patterns of tiny scraps of paper on large canvas, transcending a simple piece of paper into a 3-D work of art. Some of her pieces take 100-200 hours to complete.
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