Hashimoto Contemporary Presents: Sandra Chevrier "Cages And The Void Of Colors"
CAGES AND THE VOID OF COLORS
August 8th - August 29th, 2020
Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present Cages And The Void Of Colors, a solo exhibition by Montreal-based artist, Sandra Chevrier. Cages And The Void Of Colors will be Chevrier’s inaugural solo exhibition at the gallery, exhibiting a collection of 16 captivating new portraits from the artists well known The Cages series, in which the artist merges elements of hyperrealism with well known comic book characters, creating stylized figures which speak to our own internal struggles and self imposed limitations. By juxtaposing imagery of conflict, triumph and defeat within her work, the artist illustrates the humanity within the superhero, a visual reminder that we all carry something powerful within ourselves.
Setting the scene for the exhibition, Chevrier stated the following about our collective new normal and her inspirations behind the new body of work,
“Beneath the quiet calm of the end of the world; an army of humans are pacing through their apartments. As in the past, it is a life in black and white where one hides from the plague and the war. In some kind of Apocalypse, between one world and the next; we hold still, we stand strong. We are inexperienced warriors waiting on a shapeless future in a shapeless present. We can only hope for a new chapter, a better one and we are ready to fight for it.
In a dream, we leave behind the corpses of Avarice, Injustice, Hatred and Prejudice, there would be no more black waters nor smoking guns and burning forests, but more empathy, solidarity, and Love. We’ve been drawing millions of rainbows and brandishing them to the skies like weapons in hope of an answer. We are the answer. We are the cure. We are the heroes.
Let’s look outside ourselves. We’ve been sitting in a void of colours for way too long.”
The gallery will be open by appointment only. In order to ensure the health and safety of visitors and staff, please note that masks are legally required for entry.
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Sandra Chevrier: Cages And The Void Of Colors
210 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002
On View: Saturday, August 8th, 2020 - Saturday, August 29th, 2020
Hashimoto Contemporary: https://www.hashimotocontemporary.com
Sandra Chevrier: https://www.sandrachevrier.com/
ABOUT THE GALLERY:
Hashimoto Contemporary is located in San Francisco, CA and New York, NY. Our roster consists of an eclectic blend of new contemporary artists. With monthly rotating exhibitions, our programming focuses on a range of painting, sculpture and installation-based work. You can also visit us at a variety of international art fairs in Miami, New York, London, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Sandra Chevrier is a Canadian contemporary / pop urban artist, known for her captivating portraits of women from The Cages series. Born in 1983, Chevrier got her Bachelor’s degree in visual and media arts from UQAM – L’Université du Québec à Montréal. As a self-taught artist, Chevrier first fell in love with art as a child, to her; art rapidly became a language on its own. At first, she draw sketches of eyes, all the time. This initial obsession is highly visible in her present work. Sandra likes to describe herself as a “gaze collector” and her work; a dichotomy or a dance between power and fragility, freedom and captivity, the poison and the cure. Her work is exhibited internationally and her artworks are now in art collections worldwide.