Lilac Gallery New York is pleased to participate in SCOPE New York at the Metropolitan Pavilion on March 8 - 11 for the edition 2018. Please join Lilac Gallery as we show in this International Contemporary Art Show. In this 18th edition of SCOPE New York returns to present groundbreaking contemporary works welcoming 60 international exhibitors.
This year we will feature the bright and geometric abstract works from Anabel Leiner, sculptures from world-renowned artists Gillie and Marc, dripping and shifting textures by Derick Smith, and classical sophisticated oil and mixed media paintings by Cindy Shaoul.
VIP Opening Schedule:
Platinum First View | Thursday, March 8 from 3-6pm
(Invitation or Platinum VIP card for entry)
VIP - Press Preview | Thursday, March 8 from 6-9pm
Lilac Gallery New York is pleased to present “Gillie and Marc in New York” an exhibition of works by the couple artist Gillie and Marc. A stunning collection of fine art and sculpture with his latest collection honoring the installation of THE BIGGEST RHINO SCULPTURE ON EARTH OFFICIAL UNVEILING 15TH MARCH 2018 NEW YORK CITY.
The Last Three, which is being installed in the heart of New York City in March 2018, will be used to raise critical awareness and funds needed to protect the northern white rhinos, and to encourage participation in a petition for approaching Chinese and Vietnamese governments about eliminating the demand for rhino horns.
Gillie and Marc are international contemporary artists who have collaborated to create art as one for over 25-years. Before becoming parents Gillie and Marc were intrepid travelers who decided to settle down in New York to raise their family. Their first New York art exhibition was in 1996 and since then they have had both sculptures and paintings displayed in various New York galleries and public spaces including DUMBO, Rockefeller Centre, Avenue of the Americas and Greenwich Village.
Gillie and Marc travelled to Kenya in March 2017 to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy (the second largest conservancy in Kenya with around 90,000 acres) to share time with the last three surviving northern white rhinos in the world. These 3 northern white rhinoceroses are guarded 24-hours a day to protect them from poaching, which is a major problem for rhinoceroses. The protection includes horn-imbedded transmitters, watchtowers, fences, drones, guard dogs, and trained armed guards around the clock.
In their trips to Africa Gillie and Marc spent each day driving back and forth to be with them, to study them and work closely with Jacob, their primary carer. He allowed them to get up close and touch Sudan who is completely tame - he loved being tickled under the belly and in his very thick skin folds. They photographed him, sketched him and filmed him for five days. He was a very gentle soul and they could feel his melancholy. Unfortunately, he is too old to mount a female rhino and so cannot breed, his legs are old and arthritic and he is blind in his left eye. Gillie and Marc felt he knew he was the last one of his kind on earth. His daughter and granddaughter were also tame and they could touch them and get close to them too. They are both infertile so also cannot mate, so the inevitable is near for these magnificent creatures. Gillie and Marc were overwhelmed with love and grief, and felt so honoured to be in their presence for so many hours.
As the artist explains "We’re about to witness the imminent extinction of the northern white rhinos. From a population of 40,000 there are only 3 northern white rhinos left, making them the rarest animals on earth. Their names are Sudan, Najin. and Fatu."
Rhino horns are worth more than their weight in gold, so the last 3 are under constant threat from armies of poachers. Monumental sculpture artists - Gillie and Marc - are making the world's tallest rhino sculpture to inspire, educate, and mobilise a global community to raise their voices, and affect real change against rhino horn sales.
Lilac Gallery New York is pleased to participate in Affordable Art Fair at the Metropolitan Pavilion on March 21 - 25 for the spring edition 2018. Please join Lilac Gallery as we show in Affordable Art Fair NYC – an art fair dedicated to discovering incredible new artists and contemporary artworks, and experience hands-on workshops, talks, and tours with fellow art lovers.
Lilac Gallery New York is pleased to present “Wandael Skulls” an exhibition of works by Alexo Wandael. A stunning collection of fine art photography with his latest collection depicting Skulls in juxtaposition with figures, exploring the concept of beauty and nature.
With a passion for art and an eye for beauty, Alexo Wandael studied photography and architecture at the University of Ferrara, Italy. After practicing both in Berlin and Los Angeles, he moved to New York where he now resides.
Throughout his career, Alexo has worked with publications such as Vogue Italia, Uomo Vogue, Russian Vogue, Russian Elle, The Telegraph, The Observer and many others. His fine art photography was shown in exhibitions through Europe and the U.S.
Recently his work was added to the permanent collection of the FIT museum in NY. Among his fashion photography clients are Bulgari, Hermes, Loro Piana, Chopard, Vivienne Westwood, Nike, and Allegri. And some of the Celebrities that he has photographed are Katy Perry, Oleg Cassini, Paco Rabanne, Nicola Bulgari, Jennifer Missoni Patch Adams and Roberto Bolle.
Lilac Gallery New York is pleased to present “Incidental Expressions” an exhibition of works by Roh Jae-soon, of a stunning collection of oil paintings depicting a beautiful woman's lips done in a photo realistic style.
Roh Jae-soon began to draw from the early days. Sometimes he drew the whole body but mostly focused on eyes and faces. This collection of the lip work has its significance in telling the story of the world. The moment the artist commits the photographed lips to the canvas, the atmosphere and message of the art work are determined. For instance, tight lips express the absence of communication and open lips the carpe-diem kind of gaiety. Depending on the expression of the lips, some lips suggest hope for the future, and only the lips are highlighted. Roh expresses the lips in various ways. Looking at the works of Roh Jae-soon, we can feel many stories being told through just one simple element: the mouth. Roh refuses to let daily life slide by, incorporating elements of sympathy into his paintings. If the sentence inscribed on the wall becomes a sentence, the lips on the canvas will tell stories as if they had become a reporter. We can hear the cry of the times through Roh Jae-soon’s canvases, embracing the stories of the world. The lips drawn on the canvas are about to tell a story. Roh's drawings are not simply the lips, but the ‘expression’ of the lips.