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“Nicolas Dhervillers – Rétrospective Works” | Renowned French photographer exhibits for the first time in Kansas City

Join us for the opening of our new exhibit “Rétrospective Works” by Nicolas Dhervillers. Experience renowned French photographer Nicolas Dhervillers for the first time in the U.S. in this collaboration exhibit between Cerbera Gallery and Sherry Leedy Gallery. Opening on First Friday September 1, 2017. Learn more

Nicolas Dhervillers – “Rétrospective Works”
September 1 – October 21, 2017

KCAI “Current Perspectives Lectures” Series: THU, August 31, 11:45am at the Kansas City Art Institute
Collectors Reception and Artist Talk: THU, August 31, 5-8pm (at Sherry Leedy Gallery) R.S.V.P.
Opening Reception: FRI, September 1, 5-9pm at Cerbera Gallery and Sherry Leedy Gallery

This exhibition is curated by Cerbera Gallery & Sherry Leedy Gallery.

Nicolas Dhervillers’ (b. 1981) photographic works span from small still lifes to monumental landscapes. In many of his images, theater, cinema, painting and photography coalesce.

“Nicolas Dhervillers - Rétrospective Works”

“Nicolas Dhervillers – Rétrospective Works”

Dhervillers’ scenes often pay homage to the great artists of the past, including Nicolas Poussin and Gustave Courbet. Other works use photographic processing to take the viewer into a fictional space outside of time.

In “Road Movie”, the artist changes actors. He introduces iconic cars and places them in wide, open spaces. Dhervillers creates fictional collages, narrative assemblages and he causes “temporal accidents”.

“Nicolas Dhervillers - Rétrospective Works”

Nicolas Dhervillers – “Road Movie” Series, 2014

 

“Oculi” marks yet another milestone in the artist’s career. In this series Dhervillers chooses a spherical format. It resembles the “perfect form”, which refers to the divine and embodies the eye, lens and cosmos.

Nicolas Dhervillers - Rétrospective Works

Nicolas Dhervillers – “Oculi” Series, 2016

Nicolas Dhervillers - Rétrospective Works

Nicolas Dhervillers – “Oculi” Series, 2016

In the “Retinal” series Dhervillers goes back in history to the starting point of photography with the very first shot taken by Nicéphore Niépce in his garden. The image is disproportionate, the recognition of the location is almost impossible, forms slide. “Retinal” can be perceived as a check, a regression, a transgression. Nicolas Dhervillers proposes a series of large-format, curved images. Innovation as a starting point for these new works can also be seen as provocative in a time when the electronic industry promotes a new way of watching TV marketing curved screens.

Nicolas Dhervillers - Rétrospective Works

Nicolas Dhervillers – “Retinal” Series, 2014

Nicolas Dhervillers - Rétrospective Works

For all press inquires and group visits, contact Philipp Eirich at info@cerberagallery.com. We encourage local museums and art groups interested in private tours to book dates in advance since this exhibition will only be on view until the end of October.

Ceramic works on display include new First Friday arrivals by Mitchell Spain, Daniela Abel, Steven Young Lee and  Melanie Sherman. Arrived just in time for our new Salon are works by painter Keith Young, works on paper by Ron English, Jean Tinguely, Hans Hartung and Tamara Walker, ceramic works by Yoonjee Kwak, Rain Harris, Joanna Powell as well as a large selection of jewelry by artists such as Cydney Ross, Sam McPherson,  Carly Slade, Jen Watson and Jen Wilkenson.

As usual on #First Friday we’ll have chilled background tunes coming from our very own DJ Deep House Cat and will be serving libations and snacks. Our doors will open at 4pm, so make sure you’ll stop by!

A Friendly Note from Lili Komondor:

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Lili Komondor

Phil usually shares our gallery news in Cerbera’s official Facebook page.As many of you know, I am Cerbera Gallery’s Permanent Resident. Daily surrounded by great works and connected with the most awesome artists, I asked him to open my own Facebook page. There you will find not only Cerbera news but also news from hundreds of our friend artists, exhibitions, grants, residences, workshops and of course, a daily dose of great music.

First Friday April: 4pm – 8pm
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed either 1-5pm or by appointment (844.202.9303)
Thu, Fri from 1-6pm and Sat from 11-6pm.

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