Photographs and Illustrations
February 18 – March 27, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 18, from 6-8PM
The Farmani Gallery presents the New York debut of Femmes D’Interieur, the latest series from Paris based artist Elene Usdin, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 18, 2010 from 6-8PM.
In this series, Usdin combines both her talents of photography and illustration and creates stunning imagery that also provides social commentary regarding the place of women as the decorations within their own domesticated situations.
Usdin, a member of the creative collective Hartland Villa, which includes art directors Lionel Avignon and Stefan Vivies, was recently awarded with the London Photographic Associations Gold in Fashion for the “fair-etale” series. She has also been awarded the 2008 Px3 Prix De La Photographie Paris and the International Photography Awards honorable mention for her earlier series “Self Portrait with Mattress.” Her editorial and fashion work can also be seen in Eyemazing, Twill, and The World Magazine.
This latest series “Femmes D’Interieur,” which as already exhibited at the Gallery of Graphic Arts in Paris, Usdin reflects upon the representation of women as a decorative element, morphing objects like common household items, furniture, and even the countryside with that of women painted in the style of portraits from the Classical Era. This offbeat reinterpretation of “woman-as-object” is at one time unsettling and yet Usdin has the ability to convey this strong subject matter with wit and charm in her stunning artworks. It is has been said of Usdin’s work, “it is always about women – the women of fairytales, of mythology, and of fantasy,” and she provides that same ideology in this series.
Each artwork is a unique original, hand painted C-print mounted on aluminum. For the exhibition the gallery will show a mix of originals and reproductions available in two sizes. For more information please visit www.farmanigallery.com or email us at email@example.com. We can also be reached via phone at 718-578-4478.
The Farmani Gallery is located at 111 Front St., Ste. 212, Brooklyn, NY in the DUMBO neighborhood between Washington and Adams St. By subway take A or C to High St., F to York St. or 2 and 3 to Clark St. Station. Gallery hours: Wed. – Sat.: 1 – 6PM. Information: www.farmanigallery.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or ph# 718-578-4
Elene Usdin's LPA Portfolio