From June 14th to September 8th THROCKMORTON FINE ART (www.throckmorton-nyc.com) in New York will stage an important exhibition of contemporary photography by two talented figures. COLORS OF PASSION pairs the nude figures of the Greek talent, Dimitris Yeros, with the classical nudes of the Chinese photographer Gao Yuan.
According to Kraige Block, Executive Director of Throckmorton, “Both artists work with a timeless subject in art—the nude. Yeros is a talented figure in contemporary art, being a photographer, painter, poet, and performance artist. As a photographer, he is considered an heir to the early twentieth century Masters Guelielmo Marconi, Wilhelm von Gloeden, George Platt Lynes, and Bruce of Los Angeles. His nudes portray the beauty of the human body in flawless poses surrounded by classical landscapes, frequently embellishing his compositions with flora and fauna, and a Surrealist twist.”
Yeros works can be found in many private collections, as well as museums worldwide, including the Tate Modern, the Getty Museum, the International Center of Photography in New York, the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Museum Bochum, and the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal.
Of the Chinese photographer, Kraige Block says, “Gao Yuan’s photographs are portraits of cultural identity, using the human body as a subject that lives and moves in a sublime industrial landscape. Her innovative focus on the beauty of the classical nude creates a beautiful but provocative image.”
Gao Yuan is a rising force in the contemporary Chinese art market. She studied under renowned Japanese photographer Miki Jun, and has extensive experience as a commercial and fashion photographer.
“We have selected thirty images for our summer exhibition in New York,” Block adds. “Although Yeros and Gao are from different corners of the world, they both fold together classical precepts of art with local and contemporary cultural markers, adding a dash of playfulness and eroticism that we hope visitors will enjoy.”
For 25 years Throckmorton Fine Art has specialized in vintage and contemporary photography of the Americas with a primary focus on Latin American talents. The gallery’s founder, Spencer Throckmorton, has also pursued a long held interest in Chinese Jades and Pre-Columbian Art and Throckmorton has staged important exhibitions and published numerous publications on these subjects. Throckmorton Fine Art is a featured exhibitor at the world’s leading art fairs. Spencer Throckmorton and Kraige Block are also recognized for their extraordinary photography collection including strong works of museum quality by luminaries such as Tina Modotti, Manual Alvarez Bravo, Edward Weston and Martin Chambi, among many talents they have supported in the past quarter century. The gallery also has an extensive inventory of paintings, works on paper and graphics by modern and contemporary Latin American artists, along with a strong collection of male nude photography by various artists; such as Baron Wilhelm Von Gloeden, Vincenzo Galdi, Danny Lyon, George Dureau, Guglielmo Pluschow, and others.
“Colors of Passion” - Works by Gao Yuan and Dimitris Yeros
June 14th – September 8th, 2012
Opening reception: June 14th, 6-8 pm
THROCKMORTON FINE ART
145 E. 57th Street, 3rd fl. New York, NY 10022
T. 212. 223. 1059 F. 212. 223. 1937