HAMPTONS | SOLO EXHIBITION
Where: Quogue Gallery, the Hamptons, New York [44 Quogue Street, Quogue, NY 11959]
Memorial Day Weekend Opening May 23, 2020 - Postponed to 2021
The Hamptons, New York — Quogue Gallery opens season with artwork on exhibition for the first time in the United States. International artist Clementine’s newest series “Selfless in a Selfie World” juxtaposes the prevailing narcissism in social media - made of ostentation, mass consumerism and selfies everywhere - with the real world and the adversities that plague it. She uses art as a medium to raise the consciousness of society and connect with the world in a more genuine, selfless way.
To photograph imagery needed to incorporate into this mixed media series of paintings on canvas and glass, Clementine traveled to remote villages in East Africa entrenched in poverty. There she met with tribes, school children, orphans, and those facing life threatening circumstances (rape, disease, FGM, lack of water) to ascertain imagery to transfer into this body of work through a photo transfer process. The resulting art is an invitation for our social media engrossed society to look beyond oneself and into the lives of others without a voice via this channel we take for granted daily.
About the Gallery:
Quogue Gallery’s mission is to present a program of artistic excellence in the Hamptons by showcasing the work of prominent, mid-career and emerging artists in the modernist tradition. Its core focus is on discovering and exhibiting figurative and abstract expressionist painters who are recognized historically as well as those of great promise who have fallen through cracks of history.