Hugh Arnold: Agua Vida | St Barth


 

Hugh Arnold: Agua Vida by Hugh Arnold
December 30, 2019 - January 15, 2020
Opening reception: Monday, December 30, 2019 @ 6-9 p.m.

Space Gallery St Barth is proud to present a comprehensive exhibition of works by Hugh Arnold. It’s no mistake that Hugh Arnold’s photographs resemble classical paintings. Creatively, he draws from a compendium of sources: Michelangelo’s frescos, the Baroque compositions of Peter Paul Rubens, Rodin’s writhing bronze figures, and Gustave Dore’s ominous, symbolist creations. In examining his underwater series, it’s easy to forget that Arnold’s subjects are not angels in flight. Suspended in space, every gesture appears effortless. The way an arm flexes when it is reaching for something or the luxuriating arch of a woman’s back as she stretches. But, underwater, every motion is an act of resistance; Arnold’s actors push, caress, and careen. They fight and embrace. Each image, a mini-drama unto itself, the title revealing the narrative behind it.

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artworks


Llevame (1/3), 2013

Hugh Arnold

Llevame (1/3), 2013

Limited edition Photograph

75 x 50 in (190.50 x 127 cm)

Thread (1/8), 2016

Hugh Arnold

Thread (1/8), 2016

Limited edition photograph

60 x 40 in (152.40 x 101.60 cm)

Secret Gifts  (1/5), 2016

Hugh Arnold

Secret Gifts (1/5), 2016

Limited edition Photograph

26.70 x 78.70 in (67.82 x 199.90 cm)

Voice (1/5), 2016

Hugh Arnold

Voice (1/5), 2016

Limited edition photograph

26.70 x 78.70 in (67.82 x 199.90 cm)

La Danza De Los Libertinos (1 /5), 2013

Hugh Arnold

La Danza De Los Libertinos (1 /5), 2013

Limited edition Photograph

26.70 x 78.70 in (67.82 x 199.90 cm)

Pinnacles  (1/5), 2016

Hugh Arnold

Pinnacles (1/5), 2016

Limited edition Photograph

26.70 x 78.70 in (67.82 x 199.90 cm)

Esencia (1/8), 2013

Hugh Arnold

Esencia (1/8), 2013

Limited edition photography

40 x 60 in (101.60 x 152.40 cm)

Signature Piece (1/5), 2017

Hugh Arnold

Signature Piece (1/5), 2017

Limited edition photograph

50 x 75 in (127 x 190.50 cm)

Primer Aliento (1/8), 2013

Hugh Arnold

Primer Aliento (1/8), 2013

Limited edition photograph

40 x 60 in (101.60 x 152.40 cm)

Ondas y Raíces (1/8), 2013

Hugh Arnold

Ondas y Raíces (1/8), 2013

Limited edition photograph

24 x 26.50 in (60.96 x 67.31 cm)

Moon Stir (Color) (1/5), 2014

Hugh Arnold

Moon Stir (Color) (1/5), 2014

Limited edition photograph

26.70 x 78.70 in (67.82 x 199.90 cm)

Source (1/8), 2016

Hugh Arnold

Source (1/8), 2016

Limited edition photograph

60 x 40 in (152.40 x 101.60 cm)