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17.05.2009

 

Jen Bekman Gallery : presents Praia Piquinia, photographs by Christian Chaize

The Jen Bekman Gallery presents Praia Piquinia, Lyon-based artist Christian Chaize’s first exhibition in the United States. The series comprises nine colour photographs which Christian shot from almost the same angle on the same beach in Portugal, over five consecutive years.

Gallery founder Jen Bekman: “The photos are less about humanity and more about being human.” Jen continues : "The changes — subtle or obvious, natural or man-made — become revealed by the documented passage of time and are central to the work. Seen at different days and hours, the simple charm of the vista evolves into something richer; each detail, unique to each moment, is evidence of the transience of time and the tides, and creates a framework for human narrative both real and imagined. As each element is examined and identified, the daydream becomes clearer, and the feeling of being there that much closer."

Christian Chaize is a self-taught French artist. In 1992, he was awarded the Prix European Panorama de Kodak for Young European Photographer in Arles, France. His work has been exhibited throughout Europe.

Praia Piquinia: Photographs by Christian Chaize
Jen Bekman Gallery, 6 Spring St. NYC
Opening : Wednesday, May 20, 2009 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
The exhibition closes on 11 July  2009

JEN BEKMAN GALLERY : Christian Chaize

JEN BEKMAN GALLERY : Christian Chaize

JEN BEKMAN GALLERY : Christian Chaize

JEN BEKMAN GALLERY : Christian Chaize

JEN BEKMAN GALLERY : Christian Chaize

JEN BEKMAN GALLERY : Christian Chaize

JAN BEKMAN GALLERY : Christian Chaize

JAN BEKMAN GALLERY : Christian Chaize

JEN BEKMAN GALLERY : Christian Chaize

JEN BEKMAN GALLERY : Christian Chaize

JAN BEKMAN GALLERY : Christian Chaize

JAN BEKMAN GALLERY : Christian Chaize

JAN BEKMAN GALLERY : Christian Chaize

JAN BEKMAN GALLERY : Christian Chaize

JAN BEKMAN GALLERY : Christian Chaize

JAN BEKMAN GALLERY : Christian Chaize

JAN BEKMAN GALLERY : Christian Chaize

JAN BEKMAN GALLERY : Christian Chaize