BDG’s Spring Group Show features works by established BDG artists Joseph Adolphe, and Elizabeth Allison as well as one of our newest artists Jason Yarmosky. Sculpture by Beth Carter and Quentin Garel will also be on display. The Spring Group Show also introduces two talented new artists to BDG: Federico Infante and Peter Martensen.
BDG is excited to present works by Federico Infante, a young Chilean artist. Born in 1982, Infante received his BFA from Finis Terrae University (Santiago, Chile) in 2002 and will graduate in Spring 2013 with his MFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York. He was the recipient of the Uanlane Foundation Scholarship (2012), the Conicyt Scholarship (2009), and the Juan Downey Grant (2004). He has had several successful solo and group exhibitions in Chile. BDG is proud to introduce his distinct work to New York City. His works are unique in their juxtaposition of abstraction with figurative and detailed architectural images. From a hazy, unclear mist, a figure holding a musical instrument might emerge. From the darkness, we might see a set of stairs, rendered with incredible precision, leading into the unknown. He seamlessly blends the genres together to create stunning works on paper.
BDG also warmly welcomes Peter Martensen, born in 1953 in Denmark. Martensen studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Odense, Denmark from 1971-1977 and consequently studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen from 1982-1984. He currently lives and works in Hellerup, Copenhagen. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Europe and his work is in several prominent public collections, including the Statens Museum in Denmark and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. His oil on canvas works recall Thomas Eakins and Edward Hopper but they have a style distinctly his own. Using a limited palette of subdued colors, Martensen confronts the modern, urban world and the isolation and loss of individuality that is possible within such a crowded space.