Studio Stanos Presents "May Flowers - Photographs by Steve Pool" & Debuts Works by Chris Travers

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  • May 26, 2022

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Steve Pool, Omnipresent, 2021

After the inaugural exhibition of Studio Stanos at our Cape Cod location in summer 2021, we are thrilled to present our second exhibition of photographer Steve Pool (b. 1942), this time in New York City. We have titled the exhibition May Flowers, a reference to the saying "April showers bring May flowers" and a nod to the rebirth and renewal that spring brings.

Set against deep black backgrounds, the images are reminiscent of Dutch floral still-life paintings, and at the same time like modern portraits. Of his process, Steve has said: "Photographing flowers and plants is a lot like photographing children. It is reflex and momentary."  Each work indeed has its own personality. There are a few surprises in the show, such as the bright Diminuendo, Layers and In the Closet, showcasing the breadth of Steve's artistic output. 

Alongside Steve's works, we are honored to debut new works by photographer Chris Travers. Chris (b. 1969) has a spectacular sense of composition when capturing views and through meticulous editing he creates majestic depictions of landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes.

The show will be on view through June 30 at our Upper West Side "salon." Catalogue available here: May Flowers. We welcome you to email us to schedule an appointment or inquire about pricing and availability:

About Steve Pool:
Born in Brooklyn, Steve lives and works on the Upper West Side in Manhattan. He has a broad range of photography interests—culture, still lifes, portraits, travel and food. He has provided photography for a number of cookbooks and often works with his wife, cookbook author Judith Choate, on their own projects. The quality of light in his images is quietly soothing and yet captivating. 

Steve Pool, Diminuendo, 2021

About Chris Travers: 
Raised just outside of Boston, Chris first begain taking photos in fourth grade while on family summer trips, and he has continued this tradition when exploring new places with his wife and twin children. He greatly admires the work of adventure photographers like Jimmy Chin and Chris Burkhard, and his photography is influenced by painters he studied at Hamilton College for his minor in Art History, including his favorite, Edward Hopper. Chris's painterly style reflects his lack of interest in accurately reflecting reality, and more his desire to capture the feeling he experienced when releasing the shutter.

Chris Travers, Boats: Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY, 2021

About Studio Stanos:
Studio Stanos was created by Valerie and Nicholas Stanos to merge their respective extensive experience in art and architectural design. Studio Stanos promotes the works of contemporary artists and artisans and collaborates with them through commissions and by placing their work in projects designed by Nicholas and other designers.  The studio curates exhibitions in the firm’s New York and Cape Cod locations.

Valerie Grassetti Stanos
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