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NICOLAS CONSUEGRA & MONICA PAEZ – ‘VOID’
FEBRUARY 15 – MARCH 29, 2008
MAGNAN EMRICH CONTEMPORARY – 505 WEST 28th ST. – CHELSEA – NY
This is the first NYC solo show for this 2 young artists – who originally hail form Bogota, Columbia.
Now living and working in NYC – they both received MFA graduate degrees from PRATT, Nicolas Consuegra in 2007, and Monica Paez in 2006. In fact, the gallery first met up with their work at the PRATT GRADUATE SCHOOL OPEN STUDIOS.
This show at MAGNAN EMRICH CONTEMPORARY is a collaborative effort – in which “they examine the constant need for space in a city like New York.” (press release)
from left: gallery partner ED EMRICH, (who is also a naturally inclined photo hound!), NICOLAS CONSUEGRA, and MONICA PAEZ, at the opening, which took place last night, FEB 15, 2008
NICOLAS CONSUEGRA and MONICA PAEZ, at the opening of their first solo NYC show, ‘Void’.
the photograph on the wall behind them – is also the image for the card.
the small, but well conceived installation, presented a wall of ‘mirror bricks’ – that interacted with a strangely compelling precision – with the framed photographs, and the guests, at the opening.
MONICA PAEZ at the mirror brick wall.
NICOLAS CONSUEGRA & MONICA PAEZ, ‘Untitled (Container)’, 2007, Digital C-print, 50 x 36.7 ins., Edition of 4, ($4,500)
NICOLAS CONSUEGRA & MONICA PAEZ, ‘Untitled (erased self-storage 2)’, 2007, Digital C-Print, 50 x 36.7 ins., Edition of 4, ($4,500) – and also the image for the card.
the gallery director, VAUGHN LEWIS.
the good-natured, gallery director VAUGHN LEWIS, peeks out from behind the mirrored wall.
MAGNAN EMRICH CONTEMPORARY & their sister gallery MAGNAN PROJECTS around the corner on 10TH AVE. – brought NYC – one of the best shows of last season – the DUKE RILEY – submersible and mosaic/scrimshaw show – ‘AFTER THE BATTLE OF BROOKLYN’ – of NOV 1 – DEC 22, 2007.