Last summer, on August 12, photographer Ryan Kelly arrived at a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Va., to take pictures for the city's newspaper, The Daily Progress.
It was his last day on the job — and it was a memorable one. A photo he took of a car plowing through a crowd of counterprotesters became the defining image of the chaos that day.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
“URBAN LANDSCAPE AND PEOPLE: A SYMBIOSIS OF NATURE AND CULTURE,” AN INTERNATIONAL JOINT EXHIBITION BY EUGENE HYON, NEW YORK-BORN ART PHOTOGRAPHER, AND PROFESSOR PILAR VIVIENTE, PH.D. OF FINE ARTS, MULTIMEDIA ARTIST AND MUSICIAN, FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MIGUEL HERNANDEZ, ALTEA, VALENCIA, SPAIN
New York, October 1, 2013—Art photographer Eugene Hyon and Spanish multimedia artist Prof. Pilar Viviente will exhibit paintings, digital color photographs for one week at Steve Cannon’s Art Gallery. Location/Date/Time: A Gathering of the Tribes, 285 East 3rd Street, 2nd floor, between Avenues C & D. The art will be exhibited from Saturday, February 8 until Saturday, February 15, 2014, during the gallery hours of 12:00 Noon—8:00PM, and can be viewed by individual appointment only. Call Steve Cannon at: 1.212.674.8262.
Evening Reception Party with friends of Tribes—poets Howard Pflanzer, Erika Joyce, Helen Peterson, and jazz pianist Richard Clements—will be held on February 8, from 6:00PM to 10:00PM.
Combined Symbiotic Themes Through Contrasting Styles
Eugene Hyon’s urban landscape photography exhibits how humanity and the urban environment forms an organic balance through a lyrically poetic and painterly photographic lens that observes those features that make buildings part of an urban landscape, which on the surface is man-made, yet is made physically natural and spiritually alive in its use and occupation by people. What is uplifting occurs simply and as a result of patient witness in which that kernel of hope ultimately shines through. Soulfulness is that crucial element that prevents his photography from becoming lost in the noise of the temporary and trivial.
Prof. Pilar Viviente’s abstract multimedia art has a vivacious and fresh style that expresses the increasingly relevant theme of interdependence between NATURE and CULTURE. Save NATURE is linked to saving CULTURE, that humans need a sense of proportion or balance in their urban environment in order to function while moving in and around the buildings they create. People associate books, city life and culture as specific representations of New York City. Save CULTURE is about books, about city urban planning, how we build and how we preserve green spaces, in other words, how we save NATURE. No more NATURE versus CULTURE, but a symbiotic NATURE and CULTURE relationship. In saving NATURE, we save CULTURE too, which ultimately makes the urban environment a fulfilling and healthy place to live.
The Art Gallery at A Gathering of the Tribes was chosen for its strong sense of history, artistic neighborhood atmosphere and relevance to the exhibit’s photographic subject matter. The well-known Tribes on the Lower East Side was founded by Steve Cannon, author, esteemed mentor of emerging contemporary artists, and long-time iconic figure of the Lower East Side art scene.
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