Graphite Galleries in the French Quarter, is honored to present a startling juxtaposition of new works by actor (Hardy Boys)/photographer Parker Stevenson and artist Christy Lee Rogers, as part of this years PhotoNola Photography Festival. Vivacious in movement and purpose, both artists aspire to capture the hope and vulnerability of the human condition in their own unique way. The show was inspired by their long friendship and each of them will include photographs that they have taken of each other over the years, and reveal the inspirations behind them..
December 1-31, 2017
Opening: Saturday, Dec 9, 6:00 – 9:00pm.
Graphite Galleries, 936 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70116. 504-565-3739
"Little did I know that this angelic man was this famous amazing actor, one of the Hardy Boys, a heart throb to millions of women, a director and now a photographer. The one thing I did know was that we understood each other artistically, and there was this magical calmness and serenity about Parker which allowed me to inquire if he would allow me to shoot him underwater." CLR
Christy Lee Rogers HYBRIDS: Oct 12 - Nov 4, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: October 12, 19:00
RSVP Christina Allum firstname.lastname@example.org Artist in Attendance
Graham's Fine Art Gallery 68 on Hobart, Block A,
corner William Nicol Drive & Dover Road (entrance o Hobart Road), Bryanston Monday to Friday: 10:00 - 18:00 Saturday: 09:00 - 14:00
Sundays and evenings by appointment
Gallery: +27 11 463 7869 email@example.com www.grahamsfineartgallery.co.za
Using the ultimate symbol of beauty, the flower, artist Christy Lee Rogers challenges us to let go and dive underwater with her to a world of wonder, movement and color.
In her newest collection Hybrids, Rogers depicts hybrid human bodies crossed with South African and Hawaiian indigenous flowers; photographed underwater in her distinctive technique and style that have earned her International recognition. And for her first hybrid of photography and painting, the collection will also include several of her hybrid watercolor and acrylic paintings blended into final photographs. Inspired by Impressionist painters like Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet; Baroque artist Jan Davidsz de Heem and contemporarily pop artist Takashi Murakami, Rogers uses the flower as a powerful symbol of hope and freedom.
For her first exhibition in Italy, International artist Christy Lee Rogers will take the Venice art world underwater with her contemporary-baroque works, and an installation entitled "Personal Infinity." Like the water spanning the canals and bridges of Venice, the water in Rogers’ images also plays a key role in expressing the beauty and vulnerability of existence. Rogers' works will be a part of the “Personal Structures-Open Borders” exhibition, a collateral exhibit during the 57th Venice Art Biennale, held at Palazzo Bembo, and is curated and sponsored by Eliane Nagata and Ten Arts Paris.
Rogers participation will be an intimate installation entitled "Personal Infinity", and includes large scale underwater works in light boxes, vidéo installations, poetry and mesmorizing music by Paul Kwitek.
"Personal Infinity" Installation
European Cultural Center
Palazzo Bembo Collateral Exhibition
During the 57th Venice Art Biennale
May 13th to November 26th - 2017
Opening evening: May 11th and 12th
Riva del Carbon 4793 - Venice, Italy
PLEASE EMAIL US FOR AN INVITATION TO THE OPENING firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor - Ten Arts - www.tenarts.net
Curator - Eliane Nagata
Video Conception - Christy Lee Rogers - www.christyleerogers.com Sound Designer - Paul Kwitek - www.paulkwitek.com "Kaliedescopes"
Graphic Designer - Véronique Bastien - www.lunatica.fr
Light Box Supervisor - Frederic Coulpied - www.signandcolor.com
A special thanks to the Crew of GAA Foundation for their help, assistance and great support.