Summer’s end means the art world is in full swing

In August, the US art world mimics the Europeans.  Taking a month long holiday.  The gallery openings in September are home coming parties.  Throngs of art lovers crush up against each other to see the latest and greatest artists who are welcoming all back to the world of art.  Chelsea is the place to be.

My husband and I are normally among the crowds, except this year. When vacation ends for most people that’s when we like to travel – off season.  Not that we will have the sights to ourselves, but the queues are not as long.  We are counting the days ’til we will be in Russia and Amsterdam.  I’m sure we will get our fill of galleries and museums – ah the Heritage, Van Gogh and so many more places that have been on our ‘go to’ list.

We missed the season’s premiere exhibit of Worlds of Paper and Wood last night at The Emmanuel Fremin Gallery.  The show runs through Sept 12th.

As photographers, we both love meeting and mingling with other photographers.  Hopefully we will get our chance to chat with Drew Tal again in October at the opening of his solo exhibit “Worlds Apart” at The Emmanuel Fremin Gallery.  We met Drew a number of years ago when Emmanuel exhibited his works.

Drew’s portraits have found new homes in the permanent collections of the Norton Museum of Art – West Palm Beach, FL, the New Britain Museum of American Art in CT, the 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville,KY and on the walls of a number of distinguished collectors.

Drew was born in Israel and resides in NY.  His portraits are a compilation of photography and masterful digital manipulation lending a surreal characteristic and texture to his work.   His provocative works are rooted in ethnicity, a theme  which he attributes to being raise in the cultural, religious diversity of Israel.  “Worlds Apart” which will be exhibited along with other works in his series (October through December) is sponsored by The Rezan Has Museum in Istambul, Turkey.  (Many of his works will be shown the The Rezan Has Museum Sept through Oct)

So mark your calendars for the opening reception:

Thursday, Oct 10th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  The exhibit will run through Dec. 14th, but you won’t want to miss a chance to meet Drew in person.

Picture 16                                                547 West 27th Street, Suite 510, NYC


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I think Drew’s images are wrought with the complexity and beauty of what it means to be  human.  There’s a intimacy that one can’t help but sense when you look into the eyes of his mystical subjects.  He brings you to exotic foreign places where you fall in love with the people.  There’s a transformation that takes place within me, a softening of my exterior brought on by Tal’s imagery.

Emmanuel is on hand to answer any of your questions and he will gladly introduce you to the world of art collecting.  Making her way through the crowd will be his lovely partner Mary Nguyen.

Emmanuel Fremin Gallery

547 West 27th Street  Suite 510

NYC in the heart of the Chelsea Art District.



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One response to “Summer’s end means the art world is in full swing

  1. Beautiful images.
    Enjoy your travels.. I have been to Amsterdam twice and fall in love with it every time.

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