Poolside | Emilie Arnoux & Lynn Savarese
Where: The High Line
212-500-6035 Price: Free
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Fremin Gallery is pleased to announce POOLSIDE an exhibition on view Sept. 17th through October 31st that brings together two dynamic artists Emilie Arnoux & Lynn Savarese whose work celebrates the passion and euphoria of long summer days spent in the sun. The Opening will be 4pm to 8pm on Sept. 17th and 18th.
Emilie Arnoux’s paintings are brilliantly paired with American photographer Lynn Savarese. Together the two artists’ work come to life in vivid juxtaposition; the gentle flow of water in motion with the play of sunlight on its surface feels frozen in time, an endless summer personified, all the more apropo with dog-days now sadly coming to an end— this exhibition seeks to satisfy our intense longing for just one last tryst in sun.
Arnoux hails from Normandy, France. From a young age, she became fascinated by the ocean and the laid back lifestyle surf-culture engenders. Her work captures the divine energy and the jubilation experienced when diving into cool water for relief from the hot-hot heat; tan bikini-clad bodies soak up vitamin D by the pool, or whilst bobbing enticingly in bright-red inflatable rafts. Arnoux’s neo artdeco style is drenched in a certain Americana Nostalgia, reminiscent of David Hockney and, at times, Toulouse-Lautrec. She reduces three-dimensional objects to flat geometric shapes that feel at once contemporary and modern, recalling beach-side postcards of the 1950s & 60s.
Sarvarese’s favorite subject, too, is water, from calm to turbulent, and from gently lapping to crashing in frothy tumult— she portrays this, the source of all life, with the desire to evoke the ways in which water uniquely soothes, excites, inspires, consoles, renews, delights, and awes. As such, Saravarese has traversed the globe to capture its beauty; from the Hamptons, the Adirondacks, and Martha’s Vineyard, to Iceland, Australia, the Caribbean, Patagonia, Europe, and Japan. Her featured images pull from a brand new ‘Pool’ series that focuses on the surface of shimmering water, seen up close to the point of near abstraction. The resulting works perfectly mirror the mesmerizing patterns of Arnoux’s painting, water portrayed glass-like and glittering: an invitation to dive right in.
POOLSIDE resonates with a complex prism of sun-drenched hues; Savarese’s images rich in cobalt blues, teals, and whites, while Arnoux’s vivid pastel-color-palette employs a range of saturated blues, greens and oranges. The two artistic approaches and interpretations of water are so similar, yet independently unparalleled in their profound uniqueness. Together, the exquisite works featured illustrate— in living color, the exhilarating sensations of summertime; you can still feel the heat from the sun on your skin, the subtle burn of chlorine from the pool, coconut flavors from thickly applied suntan lotion wafting on the balmy air, and the delicious taste of salt from the ocean on your chapped lips.Buy tickets/get more info now