Sam Dobrow will be exhibiting several works from the Phantasm Collection at the Saphira and Ventura Gallery in Midtown Manhattan from June 14 through June 24, 2018. Sam Dobrow will be present to discuss his works on opening night, June 14. You’re invited to join Sam and other talented international artists from 7 PM to 10 PM at the Saphira and Ventura Gallery.
Saphira and Ventura Gallery
4 W 43rd St. #415
New York, NY 10036
646 922 7052
I hope to see several of my New York based friends while visiting the Big Apple and meet some new friends too!
About the Phantasm Collection
In our modern world where so many people “connect” with others via technology such as Tinder, this body of work speaks to the ways humans interact with each other when separated by distance but joined by technology. It’s about people living inside an electronic box and taking form as electrons swirling in the vacuum. Its about the madness of making contact through the window of glass. The paranormal encounter is augmented by our zest for evermore realistic but 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. Its about the fear and bravery to cross over and meet in person, to touch in the real world.
The “Phantasm” is a surreal, ghostly character seemingly in another world. That world is timeless and without place. The structured frame of the artwork serves as the window where we peer from our universe into this augmented reality. 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 Saphira and Ventura Gallery
Saphira & Ventura Gallery located in the heart of New York between Grand Central and Time Square, opened its doors in 2014. Specializing in modern and contemporary art, we seek to promote and exhibit the cutting edge artists of today with pieces by timeless masters. Our collection of artists ranges from established artists to Masters such as Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keefe, Keith Haring, Salvador Dali, and Jackson Pollock.
Since our inauguration, we have mounted many exhibitions of diverse themes, from abstract to surreal, European to Latin American, Middle Eastern to Asian. These efforts are employed via group exhibitions, internationally recognized art fairs, and special events. Our gallery is dedicated to expanding the possibilities of our international artists and providing a wide selection for our buyers.