Through saturated color, geometric compositions, and fluid gestures, my monochromatic imagery explores concepts of openness, the unknown, and undefined space. I am searching to represent the contradictions and oppositions that can exist within single beings. My intention is to merge the contradistinctive values of my themes and materials. I want to suggest intimate but forward movement—a limitless movement in time and space. I am looking for the unrevealed.
I create my paintings using highly diluted acrylic, ink and watercolor on paper. The surface becomes part of the medium as I integrate the white of the background as an element equal
to the paint. This process forces me to trust and follow the path presented to me. During the painting and drying process, I lay the surface horizontally to avoid the effects of gravity that come into play when using water-based media on a vertical surface.
The Apertures series—my largest body of work—aims to capture single, yet multi-faceted moments as they unfold. With these paintings I attempt to define space and express infinity simultaneously. My entire body, arm, hand and brush flow in a continuous motion to produce
a direct mark.
Born in the south of France, Véronique Gambier started to paint on large scale canvases
at the age of 12 under the guidance of French Master Pierre Pallut, developing a strong sense
of color and abstraction. She attended L’école des Beaux Arts de Toulon (College of Fine Art
of Toulon) and L’école des Beaux Art de Luminy (Luminy College of Fine Art) in Marseille. Beginning at the age of 17, she participated in several group shows in the south of France.
Always drawn towards texture as well as color, Véronique chose to pursue a career in fashion which lead her to Paris, London and then New York. After working in fashion, then as a Graphic Designer, Gambier decided to devote her time to painting. Today Gambier is committed on a full time basis to her artwork and exhibits in group shows in the NY area.
Gambier’s creative process is to capture the contradistinctive values of the media she uses.
She seeks to express tension rather than harmony, movement rather than stillness.
“For me, balancing light and dark is the pure essence of imagery”.
Gambier lives in Brooklyn, NY.
- 1999-2001 · New School · Graphic Design · New York
- 1999-2002 · SVA · Packaging · New York
- 1999-2003 · SVA · Graphic Design · New York
- 1992-1994 · SVA · Illustration with Jack Potter · New York
- 1989 · University of Fine Art · Environmental Design · Marseille/Luminy · France
- 1987-1988 · University of Fine Art · Toulon · France
- 1985-1986 · Studio de Peinture du Patronat with Collette Chauvin · Toulon · France
- 1985 · Baccalauréat Literature & Visual Art · Toulon · France
- 1980-1985 · Studio de Peinture du Patronat with Pierre Pallut · Toulon · France
- 2016 · PAPER · The Curator Gallery · New York · NY
SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITION
- 2015 · Ground Floor Gallery Artist in Residence Solo Exhibition · R.E.S. · Brooklyn · NY
- 2014 · Exposed Square · Trestle Gallery · Brooklyn · NY
- 2013 · The Linkage · Gallery Ho · New York · NY
- 2013 · Open · Trestle Gallery · Brooklyn · NY
- 2016 · COLOR · BWAC · Brooklyn · NY
- 2016 · Summer Show · Mist Gallery · Online Exhibition
- 2016 · BROOKLYN DESIGN · Brooklyn Design Center · Brooklyn · NY
- 2016 · Mini Matisse · Ground Floor Gallery · Brooklyn · NY
2016 · ARTWORKS by Art Gowanus · Brooklyn · NY
2016 · Brooklyn Artist Space · Winter Salon · Brooklyn · NY
- 2016 · Annex Art / NY Art Budapest · Quadratfusse · Berlin · GERMANY
- 2015 · Trestle Gallery · Winter Fundraising · Brooklyn · NY
- 2015 · Gowanus Open Studio · Brooklyn Artist Space · Brooklyn · NY
- 2015 · MADE IN GOWANUS · Ground Floor Gallery · Brooklyn · NY
- 2015 · UNVEIL · CAC at Woodside · Troy · NY
- 2015 · Black & White · BWAC Gallery · Brooklyn · NY
- 2015 · Summer twenty15 Exchange · Postcard Collective · Tucson · AZ
- 2015 · You've Got Mail Summer Show · Ground Floor Gallery · Brooklyn · NY
- 2015 · Small Works · Trestle Gallery · Brooklyn · NY
- 2015 · Wish You Were Here 15 / Postcard Show · A.I.R. Gallery · Brooklyn · NY (benefit)
- 2015 · Think It Over and Think It Slow · Gallery Korea of the Korean Cultural Service of New York · New York · NY
- 2015 · ArtWork 2015 · Art Gowanus · Brooklyn · NY (benefit)
- 2015 · Kips Bay · New York · NY
- 2015 · Nars · Celestial Sunset · Brooklyn · NY (curated benefit)
- 2015 · The Voice · NAWA Gallery · New York · NY
- 2015 · EAFA Abstract Show · Seattle Design Center Seattle · WA
- 2015 · Winter Salon · Brooklyn Art Space · Brooklyn · NY
- 2014 · Works on Paper · South Shore Art Center · Cohasset · MA
- 2014 · 365Days/365Artists · Frank Juarez & Grey Matter Gallery · WI (online)
- 2014 · Forgiveness · Thurston County · Olympia · WA
- 2014 · Wonderland · Ground Floor Gallery · Brooklyn · NY
- 2014 · Winter Salon · CURE8 · Brooklyn · NY
- 2014 · Gowanus Open Studio · Brooklyn · NY
- 2014 · Summer Salon · Brooklyn Art Space · Brooklyn · NY
- 2014 · Wish you were here 13 · A.I.R. Gallery · Brooklyn · NY (benefit)
- 2014 · Current Gowanus · Gowanus Loft · Brooklyn · NY
- 2014 · Identity · Gallery Nine5 · New York · NY (online)
- 2014 · Edges & Curves · Haggus Society · Altadena Library · CA
- 2014 · Twin City Foundation & Masur Museum Fundraiser · Monroe · LI (benefit)
- 2014 · LREI Art Auction · Openhouse Mulberry · New York · NY (benefit)
- 2014 · 51st Juried Group Show · Masur Museum · Monroe · LI
- 2014 · Pop Up Salon Show · BAS · Brooklyn · NY
- 2014 · I Kan Do Dat · Salena Gallery · Brooklyn · NY
- 2013 · Red & Pink Show · A.I.R. Gallery · Brooklyn · NY
- 2013 · Winter Art Sale · Trestle Gallery · Brooklyn · NY
- 2013 · The Gowanus Show · Ground Floor Gallery · Brooklyn · NY
- 2013 · KIAF · Korea International Art Fair · Gallery Ho · Seoul · Korea
- 2013 · Unbound Vol III · Artistree Gallery · Woodstock · VT
- 2013 · Works on Paper NYC II · Jeffrey Leder Gallery · Long Island City · NY
- 2013 · Salon Show · Trestle Gallery · Brooklyn · NY
- 2012 · AGAST Tour · Open Studio · Brooklyn · NY
- 2012 · Salon Show · BAG · Brooklyn · NY
- 2011 · The Sketchbook Project · Brooklyn Art Library · Brooklyn · NY
- 2011 · Salon Show · BAG · Brooklyn · NY
- 2010 · AGAST Tour · Open Studio · Brooklyn · NY
- 1983 · Group Show · Patronat de Toulon · France
- 1982 · Gambier/Labiste · Mairie du Revest Les Eaux · France
RECIDENCIES & AWARDS
- 2015 · Certificate of Recognition by Christiane Paul · Black & White Show · Brooklyn · NY
- 2015 · Artist in Residence · Ground Floor Gallery · Brooklyn · NY
- 2015 · Honorable Mention · Chelsea International Fine Art Competition · New York · NY
- 2014 · Residency · CAC at Woodside · Troy · New York
- 2014 · Residency · Starry Night · Truth or Consequences · New Mexico
- 2015 · Exhibition Catalogue “Voices” · NAWA Gallery · New York · NY
- 2014 · Exhibition Catalogue “Current: Gowanus” · Arts Gowanus · Brooklyn · NY
- 2014 · Exhibition Catalogue "Identity" Gallery Nine5 · New York · NY
- 2014 · Spring issue · Ritz Carlton Magazine "World Traveler: Sara Bengur"
- 2014 · Feb issue · Italian Marie-Claire "Gallery Girl"
- 2011 · April issue · Italian Marie-Claire (Illustration)
- 2010 · April issue · Italian Marie-Claire (Illustration)
- 2010-today Visual Artist · New York
- 2001-2009 Freelance Graphic Designer · New York
- 1999-2000 Graphic Designer Mac Cosmetics · New York
- 1997-1998 Calypso St Barth Executive Director · New York
- 1995-1996 Agnes B. New York Brand Manager · New York
- 1992-1994 Agnes B. New York Buyer/Visual Merchandiser · New York
- 1989-1991 Agnes B. London Visual Merchandiser · UK
In what I call improvisational sketch painting, I create with “marks” on heavy canvas-like paper, using pigment, urethane, papers, and various found materials. I solve visual puzzles, controlling and defining fluidity. I create from my experience and in the moment. When my materials marry with skill, luck, and each other in a harmonious way that others find useful, it fills a void."
Darryl Hudak’s art has been exhibited at Trestle Gallery at Brooklyn Art Space and BAG in Gowanus Brooklyn. Recent group exhibitions include 2012 Winter Salon Shows at Brooklyn Art Space and 3Walls group exhibition in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.
Darryl’s work is informed by his career experiences in industrial, graphic, and furniture design and fine woodworking; as well as home design and restoration. His custom furniture has been featured in Barney’s New York and Bloomingdales, as well as in the Hunter Museum of Art. He has served as Creative Director and consultant to well-known fashion brands including Henri Bendel, Gap., Old Navy, Ann Taylor, Brooks Brothers, Estee Lauder and Keds. Darryl’s work is based on a philosophy of “simplify – edit – prioritize” to achieve honest and pure results.
His work in architectural interiors, furniture, and lighting has been published in The New York Times Home section, Interior Design, Metropolitan Home, Metropolis, Nashville Magazine, and Glass Canada.
A graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, Darryl has also taught in Bachelor of Fine Arts programs, including at Tennessee Tech University’s Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.
Darryl lives and works in Brooklyn, where he keeps a studio at Brooklyn Art Space in Gowanus, and in Hillsdale, New York. He has one daughter.
"This series of works are about space and atmosphere. Starting out from the what I call the “post-industrial landscape” they move father and father away until the images hover between representation and abstraction. The metamorphosis that happens is not planned but arises through the process of painting. This process of painting evolves striping away the initial imagery and laying it to waste. Shapes and lines take on various phenomenons. Finding that tension between the two creates the mystery that I am striving for."
1989 MFA in Studio Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Hoffberger School of Painting - Grace Hartigan, Director
1986 BFA in Studio Art, University of Texas at Austin, Austin,TX
Major in Studio Art / Minor in Technical Theatre Production
1987 Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture
2013 MICA PAIRS 2013 , 92Y Tribeca, New York, N.Y. (Curated by Seth Cohen and Courtney Puckett, Artists)
2005 ArtRageous Benefit Auction, Cipriani 42nd st, New York, N. Y. Everything Must Go, 59 Harrison Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
2003 SAAAIDS Benefit Auction, Supper Club, New York, N.Y. (Curated by Bibi Khan, Independent Curator)
2001 Off Spring, Brooklyn, N.Y. (Curated by Tom Eccles, Director , Public Art Fund and Charlotta Kotik, Curator, Brooklyn Museum of Art)
2001 15 X 15, Maryland Institute, Baltimore, MD (Juried Group Exhibition)
1998 Skowhegan Decade, 1987-1997, David Beitzel Gallery, New York, N.Y. (Juried Group Exhibition)
1995 Summer Group Show, Amo Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1992 16th Annual Small Works Show, New York University, New York, N.Y. (Juried by Arnie Glimcher, Pace Gallery)
1989 Works on Paper, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD (Juried by Jay Fisher, Curator, Baltimore Museum of Art)
1988 Artscape 88, Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Baltimore, Md (Juried by Eric Fischl, Artist)
1988 Small Works Show, Objects D’Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD (Juried Group Exhibition)
In his collection of short stories, Memories of the Space Age, author JG Ballard writes of a near future in which the infrastructure of the US Space Program has been abandoned, its gantries left to decay into the Florida swamp, its astronauts drifting in an endless orbit.
When the last Space Shuttle took off from Kennedy Space Center in 2011, a community defined by the dreams of the Space Age was, like Ballard’s astronauts, cast adrift. What was once the lynchpin of the community’s identity vanished overnight taking away thousands of jobs and tourists in the process. Pride and promise were replaced by a nostalgia for the future as the landscape gradually started to resemble Ballard’s fictional depictions.
Ballard’s recurring motifs - run down motels, empty swimming pools and overgrown jungles - occupy that ambiguous realm between dream and reality, between past and future, and between nature and technology. These pictures are a portrayal of that space.
From Roof to Table, Camera Club of New York, New York, NY 2012 From Roof to Table, Next American City, Philadelphia, PA 2012
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Staten Island Unlimited, Alice Austen House Museum, Staten Island, NY 2016 Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition,Denton TX 2016
Evidence, Format Photography Festival Derby, UK 2015
Homeland [In] Security, Dorsky Gallery, New York, NY, 2014
Grand Prix de la Decouverte, Salon de la Photo, Paris, Fr, 2013
Rebels, Photoville, New York, NY, 2013
On Purpose, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2012
Greenbridge, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Brooklyn, NY, 2012
Home, Umbrella Arts, New York, NY 2012
Amplify Action, Skylight Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2012
Renaissance Photography Prize London UK, 2012
Annual Benefit Auction, Camera Club of New York, New York, NY, 2012 ‘Scapes, Brooklyn Artists Gym, Brooklyn, NY 2011
Lehman College 25th Anniversary Salon, Bronx, NY, 2010
Landscape Interrupted, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ 2010 Onward, Project Basho, Philadelphia, PA, 2009
Click, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY 2008
Surprisingly Natural, Lehman College, Bronx, NY 2008
Hey Hot Shot, Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY, 2005
Winner, Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Solo Show Award
Finalist, 2013 International Fine Art Photography Award
2013 NYFA artist fellowship
Recipient of the 2012 Camera Club of New York Darkroom Residency, New York, NY Recipient of the Design Trust for Public Space’s 2011 Photo Urbanism Fellowship, New York, NY
From Roof to Table 2012, Design Trust for Public Space
"The spark of my painting is interior. An idea, emotion or event is the seed, and surrounding that seed are a constellation of concurrent ideas, a nebula of the history and context that surrounds each idea or event. In my work I explore the idea and its many satellites, compressing ideas and narratives on top of each other spatially and temporarily. Through color, mark and image, I make real the seed so that I can see it. My paintings serve as visual journal and narrative, condensing and exploring life events, memories and thoughts.
The initiating seed is personal, but the work is intended to be universal, to resonate with others. My paintings are inscribed with myths old and new, metaphors and signs. I am interested in archetypes, symbols and images, and how these form a language of their own, woven throughout history. I see life as multi-layered, our unique individual interactions overlaid on an ancient armature of mythic archetypes and narratives that we rarely recognize. I invite these narratives into my work, and even as I am excavating a seed of my personal experience, I am relishing its temporal and existential universality."
2016 Threshold, The Shed, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Exquisite Corpus, Holes in the Wall Collective, INdustry City, Brooklyn, NY
2014 Les Show des Amis, Showroom: Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY
Pop Up! 3walls, Brooklyn, NY
Summer Invitational, Life on Mars Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
The Last Brucennial, New York, NY
2013 Scale, Life on Mars Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Joey, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY
2012 To the Stars on the Wings of an Eel, Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn NY
Brucennial, New York, NY
2011 The Longest Night, Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn NY
Four on the Verge, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
It’s All Good, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Material Motion, Dalet Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
It’s a Wonderful Tenth, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2009 In Conversation with the Oracle, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA
35/25, The Painting Center, New York, NY
Open City, New York Studio School Gallery, New York, NY
2008 Perspectives, The Icebox Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Faraway from the Beginning, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Selections, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
Introduction ’08, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia
2007 25 Years of Giving: A Tribute to Ruth Chenven, Noho Gallery, New York, NY
2008 Fellow, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA
2007 LCU Foundation Grant for Female Artists
2003 Ruth Chenven Grant for Visual Arts
2002 Vermont Studio Center Residency
2007 MFA, New York Studio School, New York, NY
1998 BA, Smith College, Northampton, MA
Home is a warm place where things feel familiar or vibrant. It's a feeling of a time where you were content and adventurous. It also exists in the people who have shared home with you, as you are able to revisit these memories together.
The instability of constant movement has made the desire to reconnect with these memories stronger. By infusing personal memories with imagination I am able to recreate these moments while maintaining a sense of familiarity.
I paint from personal photographs of moments I want to revisit. By capturing the emotive responses, I am able to make these memories eternal.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (hons) from Massey University, Wellington
Gapfiller Projection Evening. Group Show. Christchurch, New Zealand 2011
Figures in the fields. With Jake Fairweater. Matchbox Studios, Wellington, New Zealand. 2013
Exposure. Group show. Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand. 2013
Familiar Lands. With Clare Callaghan. Arts Pavillion, Christchurch, New Zealand. 2014
Here we are…home, at last. With Jessica Hubbard. Toi Poneke, Wellington. 2014
DAZE Salon, Group show. Gallery Sensei, Lower Manhatten, NYC, 2015.
No Place Like Home, Roomservice Gallery, Williamsburg, NY, 2015
Conflux mag, ISSUE NO. 3, New York City, January 2015.
Review of “Here we are…home, at last”- http://salient.org.nz/arts/home-and-back-again
Interview with Becky Rodriquez- http://www.aandbnyc.com/blog/feel-like-an-art-outsider-then-meet-painter-negin-dastgheib
Studio visit with Elbowroom gallery- http://www.elbowroomgallery.org.nz/blog/we-visited-kiwi-artist-negin-dastgheib-in-nyc
I use art making as a method of marking time through process, in an effort to make something beautiful that transcends my daily life. My recent work is an escape from the complexities of the modern world and a return to traditional materials and meditative mark making. I have developed a unique process that references art history and utilizes time-honored techniques. The pieces function together as a body stylistically, but each stands alone in its own small universe, or landscape.
The work begins with the gesso sottile: each component carefully measured, mixed, and applied painstakingly to the panel, in layers, sanded and worked until the surface is built. Then I lay down a cacophony of charcoal lines and forms and then take them off. I repeat the process, with the intention of capturing remnants of movements and marks in a way that manifests the passage of time and the inevitable birth of something new. In some works, I apply fields of color using clay and pigment to anchor the piece, while those that are monochromatic float freely in their own space. Finally, I apply multiple coats of carnauba wax and buff."
Nancy Hubbard studied photography at Rutgers University in the late 80s. She primarily focused on black and white analogue work and eventually developed an interest in instant Polaroid images. Nancy moved to New York City in the 90s and spent much of her post-academic artistic energy devoted to traditional crafts, including metal/sculptural patination and gilding, as well as restoration and conservation. She had the privilege of working with some of the great designers, artisans, and art conservators of the time, which did much to expand her arsenal of techniques, knowledge of materials, and breadth of vision. In 2006, Nancy turned her attention back to fine art to repurpose traditional methods and materials to create a series of works inspired by both process and art history. These works have been exhibited both locally and internationally.
Selected Recent Exhibitions
Solo Show 2014
Latitudes, Steven Amedee Gallery, New York, NY Group Shows
Femmes Fortes, The Curator Gallery, New York, NY
Artists of the Year, 2015, The Curator Gallery, New York, NY
Sluice_2015, Bargehouse, OXO Tower, South Bank, London, UK, galleryELL booth
Fields Like Waves, curated by Paulina Kowalczyk and Kaysie Hawke, Songs for Presidents, Ridgewood, Queens, NY
DADU: conversations, curated by Jodi Hays and John Ros, E Nashville, TN
(UN)SCENE Art Show, curated by Mikel Glass, New York, NY
Artists of the Year, 2014, The Curator Gallery, New York, NY
conversations: exterior-interior, curated by John Ros, galleryELL
Wonderland, curated by Risa Shoup, The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY,
Print Facets: Five Centuries of Printmakers, curated by Michelman Modern, The Curator Gallery, New York, NY
Pleasure & Pain, curated by Kirsten Nash, galleryELL
Away We Go: Brooklyn Artists, curated by 3Walls, The Curator Gallery, New York, NY
HIVE, curated by Gaelle Porte, The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY
BIG FUTURE, Recession Art, Brooklyn, NY
Workspace 2013, curated by Whitney Hunter, Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY
Draw(n) Out, curated by Kariann Fuqua and Nancy Hubbard, George Mason University School of Art and Design Gallery, Alexandria, VA
3Walls, Brooklyn, NY
Wax, Brooklyn Artist’s Gym, Brooklyn, NY Workspace 2012, Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY
Transient Landscape, Governors Island, New York NY
Brooklyn takes on Alton! The Bartlett Gallery, Alton, Ontario, Canada element - progress, Spool Mfg., Binghamton, NY
Nancy Hubbard & Melissa Steiger @ Gnarly Vines, Brooklyn, NY
galleryELL at the Loading Dock, Brooklyn, NY 2009
Governors Island Art Fair, New York, NY
Exhibition 20, 14th Street Painters, New York, NY
180°, The Curator Gallery, New York, NY
Draw(n) Out, curated with Kariann Fuqua, George Mason University School of Art and Design Gallery, Alexandria, VA