Opening Reception: Thursday, March 28, from 6-8pm at Chase Contemporary, 231 10th Ave NYC 10011.
Chase Contemporary is pleased to announce In Her Image, a group exhibition of mixed media works centered around the female figure. Artists included world-renowned hyperrealist sculptor Carole Feuerman and hyperrealist painter Yigal Ozeri, the internationally recognized fashion photographer Raphael Mazzucco, Danish watercolor painter Ole Aakjaer, body painter Andy Golub, and the American figurative artist Alex Katz. The show will run from March 28th through April 21st, 2019. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 28th, from 6-8pm at 231 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011. The gallery will host a performance on Thursday, April 11th, from 5-8 pm for NYC-based artist Andy Golub, who specializes in public art and body painting. Golub will be painting three live female models in the gallery space, creating a painting out of the female figure that will later be available as a print.
Ole Aakjær has gained recognition as the one of the leading artists from Denmark. His watercolor and ink works in large scale format shows his signature style, creating portraits laden with multilayered symbolism. The natural imperfections the artistic process left behind form a colorful, highly imaginative narrative.
The Connor Brothers is the pseudonym for British artists James Golding and Mike Snelle. The duo came to prominence in 2012 and for several years maintained their anonymity by using a fictional biography. Their identities were revealed in 2014 in a major feature by Mick Brown in The Telegraph magazine, allowing them to undertake more ambitious projects. Major collections include the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Penguin books art collection and the Omer Koc and Niarchos Collections.
Carole A. Feuerman is an American Hyper-Realist sculptor. Along with artists like Duane Hansonand John DeAndrea, she focuses on figurative sculptures executed with a startlingly high degree of realism. Her works are in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the El Paso Museum of Art, and the Bass Museum of Art in Miami, among others. Notably, she is also represented in many prestigious private collections around the world, including in the collection of the Emperor of Japan, and President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton. Feuerman lives and works in New York, NY.
Andy Golub is a world renowned artist specializing in public art and body art. His public performances have changed nudity laws in New York City and opened the doors for free expression for many other artists. Founder of the international non-profit Human Connection Arts, Golub's work has been featured in many events in NYC, Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin and San Francisco.
Alex Katz is an American painter renowned for his large-scale depictions of landscapes, flowers, and portraits. Katz’s flattening of forms, simplification of detail, and alla-prima paint application, are trademarks of his work. Having achieved widespread critical acclaim and commercial success, his work serves as a beacon to younger generations of artists, including Elizabeth Peyton and Julian Opie. Katz maintains residences in Lincolnville, ME, and New York, NY. Today, his works are included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Tate Modern in London, and the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., among others.
Raphael Mazzucco specializes in multifaceted, female-centric images that reflect his various creative interests and strengths. As a fashion photographer, Mazzucco’s images have graced the covers of publications from Vogue to the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and his editorial fashion imagery and celebrity portraiture have appeared in numerous magazines, including L’Official, French & Italian Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue, Marie Claire, Playboy, and Vanity Fair. Additionally, Mazzucco has been profiled by several leading outlets, such as The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The New York Times Style Section, and Paris Vogue, to name a few. His multimedia photography is featured in the private collections of well-known names from Tommy Hilfiger to Rhianna, as well as fellow artists Peter Beard and Damien Hirst.
Yigal Ozeri is a contemporary Israeli painter known for his photorealistic renderings of young women amidst natural settings, such as rainforests and deserts. Ozeri takes his own digital photographs, later editing them in Photoshop and printing them out to use as reference material for his highly detailed oil paintings. His work tends to have a subtle tone of allegory and fantasy, while simultaneously being incredibly realistic and almost indistinguishable from a photograph. Ozeri was born in Israel in 1958, and is most notably included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the Albertina Museum in Vienna. He lives and works in New York, NY
Reisha Perlmutter is a contemporary American painter known for her realistic depictions of nude women emerging from underwater. In her paintings, the artist explores notions of primal awareness and the need to be accepting of all body types. “Connecting with our bodies with a deeply physical awareness allows us to acknowledge all aspects of our physicality; our scars, our sickness, our health, and our beauty,” she has said. Born in 1990 in Naples, FL, she studied at Bates College in Lewiston, ME, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago before receiving her MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2015. She has gone on to exhibit her work both in the United States and abroad. Perlmutter currently lives and works in New York, NY.