NYU Kimmel Windows and the Skirball Theater Celebrates Visions & Voices: Artists of the UK on Display through February 29, 2016


In collaboration with DECORAZON gallery the Skirball Theater, the Kimmel Galleries at New York University, celebrate artists and theater from the UK throughout the month of February 2016. Visions & Voices: Artists of the UK in Kimmel Windows on view through February 29, 2016. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

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Visions & Voices: Artists of the UK in Kimmel Windows

Visions & Voices contains works by Guillaume Cornet and Rosie Emerson

In collaboration with DECORAZON gallery and the Skirball Theater, the Kimmel Galleries at New York University celebrate artists and theater from the UK throughout the month of February 2016.  Visions & Voices: Artists of the UK  are on view through February 29, 2016.  The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more info, please see the Facebook page.

The Kimmel Galleries of New York University are pleased to present Kimmel Windows (Street Level) located at the Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South. [Subways A,C,E, B,D,M to West 4th Street; 6 line to Astor Place; R train to 8th Street.]. For all press and sales inquiries, please contact Ms. Pamela Jean Tinnen, curator for the Kimmel Galleries: Pamela.Jean.Tinnen@nyu.edu or 212.998.4950.

Large-scale reproductions of works by Guillaume Cornet and Rosie Emerson are featured in the Kimmel Galleries Windows, located along LaGuardia and West 3rd Streets.

Contained in this exhibition are Cornet’s works of London, New York, Rome, and Philadelphia, where the artist has visualized the theater of everyday life.  Inspired by densely populated areas, the works visulaize the unusual sounds, objects, misunderstandings, and characters which make up the world around us. Cornet explores notions of abstract geometry through the lens of the contemporary urban landscape.

“His unconventional process involves a hand drawn illustration from which he originates a one-off screen print in limited edition, before uniquely hand painting each piece to create a one-of-a-kind work,” said Tinnen.  “Seen here in Kimmel Windows are large-scale reproductions of those original illustrations, allowing the viewer to step inside the beautiful, humorous, cacophony of our shared human experience.”

Emerson’s works in this exhibition explore beauty, power and voyeurism through the image and subject of the female form, drawing inspiration from archetypes both old and new.  Her process involves elaborately constructed costumes, created by the artist and staged on the model prior to photographing her subject- presented as solitary performers on the stage of her own creation.

The achieved effect is of a woman trapped as an object of desire, and the results are enigmatic images of both irresistibility and impotence.

“Emerson uses a variety of photographic processes, from cyanotype to printmaking utilizing natural materials such as ash sawdust and charcoal, and in this way, she pursues concepts of universal beautify through both subject and process,” commented Tinnen.

“Seen here are five large scale reproductions of her original and unique prints. Put into dialogue with the urban landscapes of Guillaume Cornet, this exhibition seeks to present the characters and scenes contained within the theater of life,” said Tinnen.

About the Kimmel Galleries: Established in 2003, Kimmel Galleries are dedicated to providing visually dynamic and thought provoking exhibitions. They are free and open to the public. For more information on tours, the artists or price inquiries, please contact the Curator, Pamela Jean Tinnen, at 212 298 4950, or pamela.jean.tinnen@nyu.edu.

Past exhibitions include: Patterns of Interest: photography by Stephen Mallon; HOUSE: HOME; Field Season: records, wandering perspectives, side notes, a selection of photographs from Abydos, by Greg Maka, Amanda Kirkpatrick and Gus Gusciora; Preconceived Notions; and Perspectives: A photography exhibit about traveling and living in our world; DITTO: WORKS IN BLUE, Shira Toren, among others.


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