Le Salon d’Art presents Figurative Works by Jennie Santos & Miguel Hernandez. Two Dominican artists, whom both graduated from Altos de Chavon and Parson School of Design, but with very different and distinct styles. Opening Reception: December 12th, 2013 – 7pm to 10pm. Exhibit to run December 9th, 2013 to January 6th, 2014
Jennie Santos’s oil figurative paintings are made partly of un-primed canvas, which destiny is not to be stretched but hung like a poster on the wall or from the ceiling. For some of her pieces she uses a combination of other fabrics and some are recycled. The human figure is her main subject, but In this show she also has still life work stretched and framed.
Jennie Santos BIO:
Jennie has exhibited in group shows at the Museum of Modern Art (2013, Dominican Republic), Etnia a one year traveling show in different cities and galleries (Belgium, Luxembourg 2011-2012), Xalapa (Mexico, 2013), Queens College Kupferberg Center for the Arts (New York, 2013), International Women’s Day Exhibition, 111 Gallery (New Jersey, 2003), and others. Her illustration has been published in education publications at New Bay Media, at B to B magazines at Nielsen and very recently at dominicanaenmiami.com magazine.
The social theme has always concerned me, and I create critical-symbolic paintings. But also, nature and the human being began to flourish on my canvases revealing intense movements, evoking water sounds and other pleasant experiences.
Miguel Hernandez BIO:
After Parsons, he was a contributing artist with Jeff Koons. He has done work for Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, MTV Networks, Acadia Scenic, Deitch Gallery, Gallery 303, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Musters & Co, Inc, COACH Leatherwear, REED KRAKOFF, American Theater Magazine and various galleries in Chelsea. He has exhibited works at the Museum of Modern Art in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as well as Centro E. León Jiménes in Santiago, Dominican Repúblic. His work was included in the Forms of Divinity exhibition at the Williamsburg Art Historical Center in Brooklyn, New York. In addition, Miguel’s pieces have been included in the Jersey City Artists’ Studio Tour every year since its inception in 2003. His work is part of the Latin American Exhibition on the show Dominican Itinerary Exhibition in Brussels, Belgium 2011 – 2012. Hernández’s work was part of 2010 and 2011 Art Basel Miami Beach / sponsored by the commissioned Parsons Alumni at Art Miami. He is an independent artist based on commissions paintings, designs and illustrations at New York City. Since 2005 he’s been working for MoMA PS1 as an art installer as well.
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