Raw Beauty: Bradley Theodore and Antoine Verglas
Jun 11 – Jul 31, 2015
ACA Galleries is pleased to announce its forthcoming exhibition, RAW BEAUTY: Bradley Theodore and Antoine Verglas, on view June 11 through July 31, 2015. The focus of the exhibition is a collaborative series between celebrated artist Bradley Theodore and renowned photographer Antoine Verglas that combines the excitement of street art with the sensuality of fashion photography. The canvasses for the project are internationally acclaimed models painted by Theodore and then captured on camera by Verglas. In addition to the collaboration series the exhibition at ACA Galleries will feature individual paintings by Theodore and photographs by Verglas.
Fashion models wear beauty everyday, what better canvas for art in its purest form than the human body. I teamed up with my friend Antoine Verglas, whose work I respect greatly, to combine our worlds and create an exhibit that highlights both my painting and his photography in a way that is unique and provocative. - Bradley Theodore
When Bradley and I decided to work on this project we wanted to bring art to life and then capture that moment in photos. This was the perfect way to do that. We used fashion models to create a living piece of art that can be captured in that moment with movement changing the piece with each pose. Bradley’s creations were genius and the models were stunning and a pleasure to work with. - Antoine Verglas
When I was asked to be part of this project I jumped at the chance. I have worked with Antoine before and I am a great admirer of Bradley's art. It was an amazing experience to be able to project Bradley's art, with my body, in a variety of emotional poses for Antoine photography. - Hana Nitsche, supermodel
Born on the island of Turks & Caicos, Bradley Theodore lives in New York City and has become an integrated part of the art scene. Dedicated to making his art accessible for all to see in the streets of international cities like New York, London, Los Angeles, Oslo and Paris, his iconic subjects, painted in bright colors, have become his signature style. A documentary film on Theodore’s life and art is currently being produced by ASSEMBLY9 and will be released later this year. Theodore will also be participating in the exhibition program for FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life at the Bronx Botanical Garden on view May 16 through November 1, 2015.
Born in Paris, Antoine Verglas is a New York City based photographer who gained popular acclaim for his uninhibited documentary-style fashion photographs of celebrities and supermodels including Halle Berry, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Penelope Cruz, Angelina Jolie, Claudia Schiffer and Stephanie Seymour, among others. His photography has appeared in major publications including Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, GQ, Maxim, Sports Illustrated and Vogue, among others. Verglas has published two books of his photography: SHOWGIRL (2011) and Untitled (2013).Download Press Release (PDF)