SPECTRUM: SELECTED PHOTOGRAPHS BY VINCENT RICARDEL 2011-2018 JANUARY 5 – JANUARY 25, 2019 OPENING RECEPTION: JANUARY 5, 2019 || 6-9PM
Fritz Gallery is pleased to present SPECTRUM: Selected Photographs By Vincent Ricardel 2011-2018. Ricardel is an internationally recognized photographer who has enjoyed a successful career as an editorial and commercial photographer, creating portraits of business and political leaders, as well as legendary artists and musicians. The images in this collection encompass work from various projects over the past seven years – and show Ricardel’s substantial breadth as a photographer and artist.
The work conveys Ricardel’s subtle and often unique observations of daily life portrayed in a manner removed from traditional documentary photography. His photographs capture humor, determination, solitude, and joy as they traverse from landscapes to seascapes to urbanscapes. Using digital and film applications, there is an underlying graphic quality to these compositions. Ricardel incorporates mixed media acrylic applications on some of the images, in addition to various grades of photographic paper. These texturized combinations have become a trademark of his work. As such, Ricardel “seeks to take his work where others don’t expect it to go.”
Ricardel has exhibited at the Leica Store Gallery in Washington, DC and Leica Store in Bellevue, Washington. In 2011, Ricardel’s photographs were featured in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit, “Guitar Heroes.” The exhibit was inspired by the book, Archtop Guitars: The Journey from Cremona to New York, which he co-authored, and for which he received GRAPHIS’ 2011 Best in Photography award. His photographs have also been featured in curated exhibitions in Los Angeles, Palm Beach, New York and Palm Springs, California.
The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 5, 2019, from 6-9pm. The Fritz Gallery is located at 211 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, FL. The gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm, and Sunday and Monday by appointment only. For more information, or to RSVP, please email email@example.com, or call (561) 223-2498.
ISLAND TO ISLAND: PHOTOGRAPHY BY NATHAN
COE JANUARY 5 – JANUARY 25, 2019 OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2019 || 6-9PM
Fritz Gallery is pleased to present Island to
Island, an exhibition featuring the photography of Nathan Coe. Nathan Coe
is an internationally collected photographer; his work has been featured in
Vogue Magazine, Town & Country, Billboard, and more. He ran and
photographed Nantucket Magazine for two and a half years and has been
represented at Cavalier Galleries in Greenwich, New York and Nantucket,
Massachusetts. Most recently, Coe published a collection of his work in a
limited-edition book entitled, Nantucket (2017). Ted Bell,
former Creative Director at Young & Rubicam and New York Times bestselling
writer, said of the collection: “Like no one before, or after him, Nathan has
managed to create a body of work that embodies and embraces one of the most
majestically and surreally beautiful places on the planet.”
Nathan Coedraws his influence from various
sources, from the high fashion of Jeanloup Sieff to the surrealism of Man Ray.
By taking photographs of landscapes from Nantucket and Palm Beach and
re-contextualizing them as sites of desire and fantasy, this collection of work
relies on the femininity of the body. Delicate curves, long slender bodies, and
elegant postures are transposed on top of the organic landscape. Through the
use of double exposures and other photographic processes, he brings a
contemporary edge to the natural beauty of the classical nude. The images are a
mix of landscapes and nudes, in both color and monochrome; deserted beaches,
grassy dunes, and tropical paradises are depicted with the respect and
affection that Coe feels for the landscape.
The opening reception will take place on Friday, January 11,
2019, from 6-9pm. The Fritz Gallery is located at 211 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm
Beach, FL. The gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm, and Sunday and
Monday by appointment only. For more information, or to RSVP, please
email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call
COE, inspired by classical analog techniques and contemporary fashion, utilizes
double exposures to create surrealistic imagery inspired by site specific
landscapes and sensualism. Seeing for the first time the femininity in the
coastlines of Nantucket, Coe began to overlay contrasting photos of the female
form over the landscape to create ethereal images. Coe shoots the two
images precisely using medium format Hasselblad and Phase One cameras, and then
overlays them without cropping or manipulating, except with dodging and burning
the exposures. Using rich contrasts and dramatic lighting, Coe’s work
invites the viewer into the landscape of these three locations: Nantucket, New
York, and South Florida. But his work suggests that the landscape is more than
just a place: it is dream-like site of sensual projection. Coe was born in
Leeds, England in 1979, and spent the majority of his life in Nantucket,
Massachusetts. Coe currently resides in Palm Beach, FL.
For a complete inventory of Nathan’s work, please click here.