Davide Luciano exhibition at Smile Gallery, NY: Sheep Nation & Potholes
Site109 Gallery: 109 Norfolk Street, New York NY. Artist Reception: December 12th, 2012. 6PM – 9PM
Sheep Nation & Potholes
For this exhibition Luciano will be showing both Sheep Nation and Potholes. Both bodies of work received international acclaim. His work has been featured in countless international publications including Vanity Fair, Le Monde, The Telegraph, Zoom, and Kurv Australia to name a few. Luciano’s work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in Canada and the United States in cities such as New York, Toronto, Montréal, Washington and Kentucky. He has won numerous awards, including an award of excellence from Megan Fontanella, curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City.
‘Sheep Nation’ a series of large-scale photography includes intimate and introspective portraits of sheeple. The sheeple were created with prosthetic masks moulded on Luciano’s face and then sculpted by a special effects make-up artist. The entire series took eight months to produce and three days to shoot with a crew of 15 people. Davide’s background in film influences the shot as well as the production, he decided to use continuous lighting for the portraits and was extremely meticulous with every detail in each scene. The editing and printing process was also very involving for the artist who wanted the portraits to have an vintage film feel, he contrast the old and new by printing on high gloss face-mount acrylic.
‘Potholes’ is a comedic series of photographs depicting the concave street cracks and holes as a collection of imaginative tableaux in the city. Captured within the backdrops of New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto and Montreal, the sets explore the urban ﬂaws as a playground creating a multitude of uses out of the potholes. Directly engaging the street and the city, the highly imaginative series transforms the bad into good, creating a tongue-in-cheek collection that is at once contextual and surreal.
***Smile Design Gallery is on a mission to sell compelling art in order to raise funds to provide uninsured New Yorkers with free and critical access to the highest quality of dental care. We are pleased to present Davide Luciano’s latest works Sheep Nation and Potholes on December 12, 2012.
About Davide Luciano
Davide Luciano is a conceptual and fine-art photographer and filmmaker based in NYC. He creates large-scale photographic prints that are cinematic in scope and compelling in content. Every photograph is cast and staged meticulously, adding to the intriguing narrative and sense of satire that surrounds these stunning photographs. The work is detailed and vibrant with amazing surrealist qualities which are never photoshopped. www.davideluciano.com
About Smile Design Gallery
Smile Design Gallery was founded by Dr. Lee Gause DDS of Smile Design Manhattan, Practicing in Manhattan since 2005, Dr. Gause holds his BS in Biology from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Dr. Gause was also the recipient of the coveted Doctor of the Year award during his residency and completed the prestigious two-year certificate program in implant dentistry at New York University. Currently, Dr. Gause is a clinical associate professor at NYU in the Implant Dentistry program. www.smiledesigngallery.com