8933 Beverly Blvd. , West Hollywood, CA 90048
ABOUT Hadid Gallery
Hadid Gallery is a new player on in the Art Scene. A contemporary art gallery founded by Mohamed Hadid famed realestate developer in 2011, it was taken over by director and daughter Alana Hadid in 2012. Father and daughter strive for a vision of a new kind of gallery that really connects the gallery with the artist and both with the buyer, whether they be an avid art collector or client new to the art scene. The Hadid Gallery has made a conscious decision to be a artists gallery, to connect emerging artists with establish artists because it benefits clients.
Hadid Gallery has since its reopening in June of 2012 shown, Rose Masterpol in her solo exhibition Deliberate + Unintentional and a fine art photography exhibition from photographer Antoine Verglas. In August, 2012 Hadid Gallery presents the solo exhibition of Paul Rusconi's newest collection Words & Phrases.
“As an artist i simply want to re-present the language around us. The way in which people speak, including slang and contemporary vernacular is a photographic snapshot of the social and cultural moment in any given time
period. To capture a minute portion of these words that to me encapsulates a moment in time is what this exhibition is all about.”
– Paul Rusconi
West Hollywood, CA Aug.18, 2012. - The Hadid Gallery debuts a new collection Words & Phrases from controversial and renowned artist Paul Rusconi. Using the medium of nail polish, Rusconi attempts in this exhibition to capture moments of the culture, tradition and trend of language and spoken word.
The spoken word and language in general is constantly changing and evolving. We speak a word by making a sound and then we stop. What remains is an understanding. Whether said out loud or in one's mind, we comprehend a relayed thought or idea through words. According to quantum physics, words spoken or thought have weight and vibration on the human psyche. The humor, the sentiment, and ultimately the power to affect rests in this vibration. As an artist Rusconi simply wants to re-present the language around us. The way in which people speak, including slang and contemporary vernacular is a photographic snapshot of the social and cultural moment in any given time period. To capture a minute portion of these words encapsulates a moment in time and that is what this exhibition is all about. The use of nail polish in these compositions is representational of the constant fleeting moment. Nail polish is manufactured in limited quantities, it is seasonal and transitory. Discovering its sheer beauty, archival quality and longevity, nail polish has become a standard in my work. Visually this medium illustrates the constant paradox between the temporary and the permanent. Words are communicated in an instant and then immediately vanish; but as a painting, last forever. Paul hopes for this collection that people can pause on a word or phrase and come away with a deeper reflection of what is happening around them and how they markedly influence others through their words.
Rusconi's art is not for the faint of heart, with a piece that reads "Jesus is not a Republican" and its sister piece reading "God is" there is room for interpretation farther in reach than aesthetics or politics, but what is art? and is this it?. Paul is not afraid of this question nor is Hadid Gallery.