RAW BEAUTY: Bradley Theodore and Antoine Verglas
Close to 400 people attended the opening reception of RAW BEAUTY, an exciting exhibiton curated by Casey Bergen at ACA Galleries, 529 West 20th Street in the Gallery District. The focus of RAW BEAUTY, curated by Bergen is a collaborative series between celebrated artist Bradley Theodore and renowned photographer Antoine Verglas that combines the excitement of street art with the sensuality of fashion photography. The canvasses for the project are internationally acclaimed models painted by Theodore and then captured on camera by Verglas. In addition to the collaboration series the exhibition at ACA Galleries will feature individual paintings by Theodore and photographs by Verglas.
Born on the island of Turks & Caicos, BradleyTheodore lives in New York City and has become an integrated part of the art scene. Dedicated to making his art accessible for all to see in the streets of international cities like New York, London, Los Angeles, Oslo and Paris, his iconic subjects, painted in bright colors, have become his signature style. A documentary film on Theodore’s life and art is being produced by ASSEMBLY9 and will be released later this year. Theodore will also be participating in the exhibition program for FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life at the Bronx Botanical Garden on view May 16 through November 1, 2015.
Born in Paris, Antoine Verglas is a New York City based photographer who gained popular acclaim for his uninhibited documentary-style fashion photographs of celebrities and supermodels including Halle Berry, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Penelope Cruz, Angelina Jolie, Claudia Schiffer and Stephanie Seymour, among others. His photography has appeared in major publications including Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, GQ, Maxim, Sports Illustrated and Vogue, among others. Verglas has published two books of his photography: SHOWGIRL (2011) and Untitled
The exhibition of RAW BEAUTY will be on view at ACA Galleries from June 11th through July 31.
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