NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of French artist, Veronique Forest in Altered States of Reality. The exhibition is scheduled to run from November 1 through November 21, 2012. The opening reception will be held on Thursday night, November 8, 2012 from 6-8 pm
About the Artist
With fresh angles and edges, abstracted yet eloquently tangible, French artist Veronique Forest photographs spaces and subjects with a zealous enthusiasm for movement and emotion. Trained as a dancer, Forest takes inspiration from the multitudes of gestures and motions that exist within the space of a dancer’s stage. Passionate in her tenacious search for novel and original moments to capture on photographic film, the artist has steadfastly trained her eye and technique through practice behind the camera. Sharp lines form abstracted, graceful gesticulations, while a metallic palette imbues a sparkling brilliance in these works. “As a dancer and photographer, I look through my photography to see urban spaces and the stage with diagonal directions, shapes and colors, lights and lighting,” explains Forest. “It took me time, as a dancer, to find a balance between creation and photographic production.” This avid yet patient approach yields images which represent the poetry of motion, a poignant beauty transcribed from life through the use of a lens.
Trained in dance in Paris, Veronique Forest enjoyed a long career on the stage before finding another expression of creativity behind the camera.