Saphira and Ventura Gallery in New York City will be representing three figurative works produced by Sam Dobrow especially for their booth in Art Expo New York. The show will run Friday through Monday, April 21–24 at Pier 94, 711 12th Ave (55th Street & the West Side Highway), New York, NY 10019.
The three prints were produced for the New York show at a larger 20″ x 30″ print size. The giclee print is window mounted using white museum rag board and finished with a contemporary black frame. The framed wall art is 28″ x 38″.
The prints curated for the Art Expo NY show are from the Phantasm Collection. It was originally inspired by critiques of the Bronze Nude.
The Phantasm Collection speaks to the strange ways humans interact with each other when separated by distance but joined by technology. It’s about people who live inside an electronic box and take form with electrons swirling around in a vacuum. Its about the madness of making contact through the window of glass. The paranormal world of this encounter is augmented by our zest for anonymous sex via computers and the Internet. These fantasy encounters are attractive because they are safe. They require no commitments, no physical contact, and no uncomfortable courting. It is about the laws of attraction, flirting, dominance, submission, exhibitionism, and voyeurism.
The “Phantasm” is a surreal, ghostly character seemingly in another world. That world is timeless and without place. The structured frame serves as the window where we peer from our universe into this unworldly world. We are drawn into a cosmic disturbance where a sensual form intermittently takes shape and fades away. She seems distant, unaware and untouchable. Sometimes she seems to be reaching out for help with a wanton desire to touch and be touched. Sometimes she seems to know we are watching but never acknowledges our presence. The erotic loneliness is maddening, foreboding, and yet captivating.
About ArtExpo NY
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About Saphira and Ventura Gallery
The Saphira & Ventura Gallery (S&V Gallery) and the New York International Contemporary Art Society (NYICAS) are non-profit entities established for the purpose of collecting, preserving and disseminating contemporary art. These efforts are employed via participation in internationally recognized exhibitions, fairs, and events; as part of a provocative effort to educate artists while showcasing contemporary artwork with a multicultural perspective.
S&V Gallery hosts gallery spaces around the globe and enjoys strong partnerships with gallerists in Sao Paulo, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Madrid, Marbella and London!
S&V Gallery showcases a rich, diverse body of works from a talented group of international artists. It exhibits, promotes, provides consultation, and connects artists with a burgeoning community of “marchands d’Art” and collectors.
About Sam Dobrow
Sam Dobrow is a Miami, Florida based contemporary artist who continues to test the boundaries of photography. All of Sam Dobrow’s artwork begins with the camera and evolves into images with intensely beautiful constructs amplified by his emotion and perceptions of the world and its inhabitants.