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Evoke Contemporary is proud to announce the BP Portrait Award's selection of David Kassan's "Portrait of Sam Goldofsky\, Survivor of Auschwitz" for its annual exhibition at the Nat ional Portrait Gallery in London. The \;BP Portrait Award \;is cons idered by many to be the most prestigious art competition in the world for contemporary portraiture. This year's exhibition features fifty-five portra its\, which were selected from a record-breaking 2\,748 entries by artists from 92 countries.  \;

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The portra it of Sam Goldofsky is the first in Kassan's ongoing project\, 'Living Witn esses\, Survivors of the Holocaust'. Kassan invited volunteers to sit for p ortraits and filmed testimonies of their experiences. A video documenting t he making of \;Portrait of Sam Goldofsky\, Survivor of Auschwitz \; is available on \;vimeo.

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Fo r more information on Kassan and his project\, please contact \;the gal lery.

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Raw\, poignant and profoundly h onest\, David Jon Kassan&rsquo\;s work aesthetically captures humanity in i ts true form. As an artist\, Kassan acts as an empathetic intermediary betw een the subject he portrays and the viewer. More than simply replicating hi s subjects Kassan seeks to understand them. He seeks to capture the essence of those he paints\, imbuing them with their own voice. They communicate w ith the viewer interpersonally and we see them through our own eyes. Our ga ze transcends the picture plane and permeates deep into the subject&rsquo\; s psyche. We are moved by Kassan&rsquo\;s depictions\, captivated by powerf ully expressive hands\, pensive faces\, and flesh that appears warm to touc h. Kassan&rsquo\;s portraits pulsate with the lives of his sitters &ndash\; the weighty streams-of-consciousness of past experiences\, feeling and int rospection. This is what reality means to Kassan &ndash\; preserving the re alness of nuanced emotion and expression emanating from the people he paint s. \;

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Also featuring new work by  \;Daniel Sprick.

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"What Can't Be Spoken" will present eleven new works by abstract colorist painterHilario Gutierrez.& nbsp\; Hilario believes fundamentally in the importance of viewer interpret ation. \;
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"My art is what can't be spoken but only sensed by the Soul\, expressed by the Heart and explained by the Mind"\, Hilario explains .
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The artist ch aracteristically creates\, on the canvas\, a prism of conjoined colors with incessant variation in hue\, value and intensity further complicated by va riations in pattern\, direction\, texture and layering. The result each tim e is a powerfully expressive work that invites the \;viewer to engage\, interpret and respond.

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Hilario alway s identified with the spirit of the American Southwest. His life-long yearn ing to express this identity in visual form came\, almost instantly into be ing during a trip to Monument Valley in Arizona on New Year's Day\, 1994. Q uite simply\, he returned home and began to paint. He was drawn to acrylics as his medium and he experimented with color and form. He studied the work of master artists\, in particular Gerhard Richter and Dan Namingha\, to de velop and perfect his technique. Within a year he was selling his work\, an d has never looked back.

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Hilario will attend the opening reception on Friday\, July 10th from 5-7pm.

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DTEND:20150808 DTSTAMP:20150707T111226 DTSTART:20150710 GEO:35.6807159;-105.927172 LOCATION:Tansey Contemporary\,652 Canyon Road \nSanta Fe\, New Mexico 8750 1 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:What Can't Be Spoken\, Hilario Gutierrez UID:389175 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150710T190000 DTSTAMP:20150707T111226 DTSTART:20150710T170000 GEO:35.6807159;-105.927172 LOCATION:Tansey Contemporary\,652 Canyon Road \nSanta Fe\, New Mexico 8750 1 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:What Can't Be Spoken\, Hilario Gutierrez UID:389176 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Private situations\, thoughts\ , and emotions directed the concepts of the art in this show. The sculptura l props\, drawings\, and other materials needed to realize the concepts in these photographs were fabricated or gathered within the studio and now exi st as stand-alone objects separate from the photographs.  \;

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Although the art does originate from personal e xperience\, I have always preferred simply to present the picture\, drawing or object directly to the viewer. Thus allowing the viewer to decipher or complete the story based on their emotions and experiences.&rdquo\;

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&ldquo\;Since 2013 l have been documenting the changes in my everyday landscape. What attracts me is the visually mundane and how it transforms itself into the formal elements of a photograph\, blurring the lines between the esthetics of painting and phot ography." \;

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