To Borrow, Cut, Copy, and Steal, Aaron T Stephan, Portland Museum of Art (06 September 2014 – 08 February 2015)

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September 6, 2014 to February 8, 2015

Aaron T Stephan: To Borrow, Cut, Copy, and Steal

Image: Aaron T Stephan (United States, born 1974), Girl with a Pearl Earring – Tangled Process (detail), 6 copper plate etchings on paper, 42 x 58 inches (each). Courtesy of the artist and Samsøn Projects, Boston. © Aaron T Stephan

Portland artist Aaron T. Stephan is known for his take-offs from, and take-downs of, characteristic or “signature” gestures by artists throughout the American modern and contemporary canon. In his first solo exhibition at the Portland Museum of Art, part of our Circa series of exhibitions featuring contemporary artists, Stephan will present a suite of sculptural installation and recent prints that showcases his witty dialogue with the formalities of the art museum by making mischief

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Bestiary, Quentin Garel, Bertrand Delacroix Gallery (November 06 – December 06, 2014)

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November 6 – December 6, 2014




Girafe, 108″ x 19½” x 39½”                 Orangutan, 59″ x 59″ x 27½”                              Autruche III, 89″ x 18″ x 31″


BERTRAND DELACROIX GALLERY presents BESTIARY, a solo exhibition of new sculptures and drawings by distinguished French artist, QUENTIN GARELBestiary is Garel’s second solo exhibition at BDG. It follows the success of Garel’s US solo debut,  Gueule De Bois (May 2013). The new collection will include limited edition bronze sculptures, unique carvings in wood and large charcoal drawings on paper. Garel is internationally renowned for his distinctive bronze animal busts and skulls with perfected patinas that resemble wood and bone.

Garel’s monumental subjects range from the busts of monkeys, fish and giraffes to bird and crocodile skulls. Garel begins each piece by drawing numerous charcoal sketches to plan the piece – these preparatory studies are unique pieces of art that will be included in the exhibition. These meticulously rendered drawings offer an illuminating glimpse into the artist’s method. It is evident that the drawings come from the hands of a talented sculptor; they are almost 3-dimensional in their careful depiction of each angle, movement and gesture. Afterwards, Garel masterfully carves his bold pieces in wood (or sometimes Styrofoam) using a chainsaw, among other tools. Finally, his pieces are cast into bronze at the Bocquel Foundry, France’s leading foundry. The remarkably executed patinas on the finished sculptures truly distinguish Garel’s work; the bronzes appear to be ancient fossils,  real wood or bone – often, it is necessary to touch the pieces to distinguish their true mediums.

Born in 1975 in France, the young artist now lives and works in Normandy. Garel has been commissioned for several notable public works, including a series of sculptures in the Public Gardens in Lille and another in the garden of the Tour Carpe Diem in Paris. Since his first solo show in 2002 in Paris, Garel has received several prestigious awards for drawing and sculpting from institutions such as the Salon De Mai in Paris, the Académie des Beaux-Arts and the Salon d’art contemporain de Montrouge. Garel will attend the opening reception on November 6.

For further information, prices and photographic material please contact Elizabeth Thompson at 212-627-4444 or email  Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

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Uykudaki Tını, Güneş Acur & Nadir Baylan, Banyan Restaurant, (08 Eylül – 08 Aralık 2014)

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8 Eylül-8 Aralık 2014
Banyan Restaurant
Sanatı günlük hayatımıza dahil ederek yoğun kent hayatına estetik çözümler öneren Şeli Art Project tarafından düzenlenmekte olan plastik sanat sergileri ‘Her Yerde Sanat’ sloganıyla hayatımızı zenginleştirmeye devam ediyor.
Güneş ACUR ve Nadir BAYLAN’ın ‘UYKUDAKİ TINI’ adını taşıyan resim sergisi Banyan’da ‘Art For The Soul’ projesi

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