Verve Gallery of Photography is Pleased to Present, Intimate Landscape, an Exhibition by Fashion and Art Photographer Pascal Demeester and Art Photographer Lorena G. Vaschetti

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Verve Gallery of Photography is pleased to present, Intimate Landscape, an exhibition by fashion and art photographer Pascal Demeester and art photographer Lorena G. Vaschetti. Both artists approach the idea of the personal and intimate, Vaschetti through her female portraits and Demeester through his approach to fashion via art and the idea of the personal. There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, May 8, 2009 from 5-7pm. The exhibition is on view through June 20, 2009. There will be a Gallery Talk with both artists on Saturday, May 9 from 2-4pm at Verve Gallery of Photography. Pascal Demeester will discuss the merging of Fashion and Art Photography at 2pm and Lorena G. Vaschetti will discuss her series, Intimacy, at 3pm.

Verve Gallery of Photography is pleased to present, Intimate Landscape, an exhibition by fashion and art photographer Pascal Demeester and art photographer Lorena G. Vaschetti. Both artists approach the idea of the personal and intimate, Vaschetti through her female portraits and Demeester through his approach to fashion via art and the idea of the personal. There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, May 8, 2009 from 5-7pm. The exhibition is on view through June 20, 2009. There will be a Gallery Talk with both artists on Saturday, May 9 from 2-4pm at Verve Gallery of Photography. Pascal Demeester will discuss the merging of Fashion and Art Photography at 2pm and Lorena G. Vaschetti will discuss her series, Intimacy, at 3pm.

PASCAL DEMEESTER

Pascal Demeester will be exhibiting color work from various series' which employs his experience of working in the fashion and design world and result in often startling surrealist images. He will also be exhibiting black and white images from Deluge, a series of bodies intertwined, taken from above in water, recounting the beginning of human life.

In 2006 Demeester embarked on a series of conceptual surrealistic projects and to date has created six series: Space Time - Sympathy - Exilium - Milky Way - Anytime - Communion. These series contain many of the characteristics of a fashion shootmodels, make-up artists and clothes, however the composition of the photographs and the use of objects in unusual ways allow for multiple interpretations.

Pascal Demeester was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1959. He studied at the School of Graphic Research in Brussels, under the respected director Pierre Sterckx, from 1980 - 1985. During his time there he exhibited at the Quatrieme Grand Prix National Photographie Ouverte de Charleroi. Soon after graduating, Pascal had his first solo show in the fall of 1985, of the Deluge Series, at the Espace Photographic Contretype' in Belgium.

After graduating he spent 12 years working in the fashion and advertising photography industry in Brussels, collaborating with such fashion magazines as Elle, Marie Claire, L'Avenue and L'Express. He also created many memorable images for various advertising campaigns in Europe including Mercedes, Perrier, and Samsonite.

In 1998 Pascal moved to New York City to become involved in the creative energy that characterizes the city. In 2001, had a successful solo show, "Re - Emerging" at the Elaine Benson Gallery in New York. For the last few years Pascal has lived between New York and Los Angeles and has collaborated on many high fashion shoots as well as creating visual campaigns for companies such as Macy's and Nordstrom amongst others. Since 2006, Demeester began creating his conceptual surrealistic imagery and has exhibited them widely including the Vincent Colet Gallery in Brussels and The Sieff Gallery in London.

LORENA G. VASCHETTI

Lorena G. Vaschetti will be exhibiting new work from her "Intimacy" series, which includes large-scale color photographs of personal views into female intimacy.

Vaschetti approaches this series with her signature style in which she uses the camera in hand-held, low light situations, allowing for an emotional experience of personal interaction with her subject.

Chronological time--viewed as a series of equal parts ordered one after the other--is, for me, extremely limited because it doesn't take into consideration the depth or the intensity of an instant. While some moments are empty and barren, others bloom with meaning and emotion. For me photography is a medium that allows you to leave the finite and connect with the infinite present. When in darkness I find light, when in movement I find permanence, when in a quick gesture I find essence, I know I have found the image I sought.

Lorena Vaschetti was born in Argentina in 1974, where she grew up amongst the Italian community in Buenas Aires. Her mother was a talented classical dancer and painter, and introduced her to the world of art by taking her to museums and galleries throughout Europe since she was three-months old.

Vaschetti received a degree in Architecture and Anthropology from the University of Buenos Aires. She has taught courses in art and culture at the University, including: Architectural History and Habitat Theory. After completing her degree she committed herself to photography, which from the age of fourteen, Vaschetti attended photography schools in Argentina, the United States and Italy including the International Center for Photography, New York University and the New School.

Her first solo exhibition was in New York in August 2002. Since then, Lorena's work has been shown in museums and galleries in the United States, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Brazil and Argentina. Her images are part of museum and private collections in Europe and throughout America including The Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark; The Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Lehigh University Art Gallery Collection, US.

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