Event DetailsOctober 21, 2021 – November 27, 2021
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Miles McEnery Gallery525 West 22nd Street
NYC, NY, United States
Miles McEnery Gallery is delighted to announce an exhibition of paintings by Guy Yanai. The Things of Life – the artist’s fourth exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue featuring an essay by Terence Trouillot.
The artist’s most recent paintings contain thematic pillars from Claude Sautet’s French new wave film Les Choses de la Vie (The Things of Life), 1970. The excellence of cinematography, romance of the period, and framing of the shots are reimagined in the compositions of Yanai’s paintings. These “cinematic compositions are dramatic, sexy, and ethereal in mood. Yet they are also cool, sensitive, and austere in tone. Les Choses de la Vie becomes a lens through which to understand this process, as the artist builds on a new body of work that is loose, intuitive, and experimental,” Trouillot illustrates.
GUY YANAI (b. in 1977 in Haifa, Israel) attended Parsons School of Design, New York, NY; The New York Studio School, New York, NY; Pont-Aven School of Art, Pont-Aven, France and received a BFA from Hampshire College, Amherst, MA.