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EXPOSURE


C O N T E N T S FORWARD 4 ANTOINE ROSE 5-6

July 25, 2019 - August 25, 2019

DAVID MAGEE 14 DANIEL FULLER 25-26 ANNA SWEET 34 BRYCE GROARK 42


forEwArd In photography, exposure is the amount of light per unit area reaching a photographic film or electronic image sensor, as determined by shutter speed and lens aperture. Exposure also has a multitude of other definitions.

Originally from Belgium, Antoine Rose is a self-taught photographer who started acquiring the necessary skills to capture and model the light through the lens of his camera at the age of 8 years old. He is an internationally published artist for major brands who commission him for worldwide advertising campaigns. Rose travels around the globe, from South Africa to Istanbul, in order to capture magic moments. Over time, the artist’s approach to photography became more minimalist, trying

Exposure is the title of New River Fine Art’s latest exhibition featuring five photographers working in different styles while sharing one common thread. All the artists in this exhibition work out of doors, exposed to the elements of nature in various manners. Daniel Fuller spends his days riding the world’s biggest waves and his nights capturing the ethereal beauty of earth’s primal element. Bryce Groark dives oceans around the world in search of the perfect shot. A photographer and videographer for National Geographic, Discovery and more, Bryce is the cameraman outside the cage, often face to face with killer sharks and whales.

to convert ordinary scenes, landscapes or objects into works of art.

Since 2002, Antoine Rose has been working on his “Up in the Air” series, inspired by a shoot during the Kitesurfing World Cup in Rio de Janeiro. Commenting on his adventurous working process, Rose states: “Shooting from helicopters, all doors removed, 300 feet above earth at 20 knots and getting tack sharp images that can be printed as large as 120 inches is quite a challenge”. Indeed, his works are oversized photographs (up to 3 meters wide), mounted with a patented process. They offer seaside

David Magee scales cliffs and wades through marshes to capture the sculptural rock formations and soulful coastal images that make up his oeuvre.

panoramas, marathon runners, skiers and city views captured from a bird’s eye view.

Antoine Rose hangs out of a helicopter, with the doors removed, 300 feet in the air with a 20 knot wind, to capture his contemporary aerial views.

A perfectionist by nature, the artist dedicated years to refining his ideas. With regard to aspect, Rose’s powerful camera allows for the highest resolution for even the smallest detail. The juxtaposition

Anna Sweet celebrates the beauty of female form via underwater photography. Diving in pools or the ocean, she seizes the decisive moment of artistic expression.

between the swirling surf and sunbathers, skiers and snow or runners and the tarmac create a contrast between registers that appear, at first glance, as geometrically patterned abstract works of art. The

The daring and dangerous elements all five are exposed to in the production of their work create a commonality among these artists, but that is where the similarity ends, for all have their own unique style. Exposure stretches the boundaries of photography from traditional images of nature to contemporary abstraction, geometrical and human form.

resulting photographs oblige the viewer to look closer in order to distinguish what they really represent.

New River Fine Art is honored to work with all the gifted artists in this exhibition and to expose our collectors to their extraordinary talents.

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These miniature-like representations transform the natural aerial landscapes into abstract paintings and inscribe Rose’s works in a minimalist artistic approach. Besides the aesthetic dimension, there is an anthropological and sociological layer to reading Rose’s photographs: people sharing common behaviors and exposing themselves like hedonistic herds. One can even see scientific and religious connotations: the bird’s eye view makes people seem insignificant dots in the infinite space of the universe and seen from the sky, people and nature coexist in harmonic relationships. The artist introduces a tension between real and virtual, between what

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it seems to be seen and what it is really seen, between the visible and the hidden.

rosignano, solvay, tuscany, 2017

Roses’s photographs can be found in prestigious private and corporate collections such as LVMH, France and

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Tiffany & CO., USA and are part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design (NY, USA).

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rooftop study, KnOKKE, 2016

city pearls, 2015

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antoine rose

milky way study 2, 2016

organic clock,

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tuscany, 2017

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antoine rose

remember, 2015

lady in red, 2016

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David Magee (b.1963) is an Irish Artist born and raised in Cork, Ireland. He studied Fine Art at Crawford Municipal School of Art and in 1982, he attended Glasgow School of Art & Design where he studied

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

under American fine art landscape photographer Thomas Joshua Cooper. His works are held in both

“My photographs are emotional experiences involving a lot of travelling, walking, sitting,

private and international collections.

waiting, thinking, re-thinking and finally creating. It’s the entire process that fascinates and motivates me...” My aim is to provide an antidote to the world we now inhabit, a world of excess,

Recent Awards:

over-branding and mass production. My intention is to offer the viewer a point in time to

Finalist - The Lucie Awards, New York, USA, October 2018

reflect and be drawn into a world of oneness, contemplation and tranquility.

Winner - The Paris Photography Prize (PX3), Paris, France, June 2018

To engage the viewer with the experience of being immersed in the landscape and the

Silver Award - Moscow International Foto Awards, Moscow, Russia, May, 2018

spirituality of nature, as well as touching on themes of transcendence and self.

Silver Award - Tokyo International Foto Awards, Tokyo, Japan, April 2018

Earth,Water,Air... are the recurring elements that I work with. It is my relationship with and my interpretation of these elements that forms the basis of my photographs, in whatever form they take, once I am absorbed in the landscape. However, it is the composition and the combination of light, tone and movement and the passage of time used through extended exposures that reveals the atmosphere. The location itself is totally secondary to the feeling. The feeling is everything.

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salt study #1, cois foraige

stratum, mizen head

west cork, ireland, 2016

west cork, ireland, 2018

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fort zac study #1

symphony in blue

key west, florida, 2013

long key, florida, 2019

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cow key

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key west, florida, 2014

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fortress, koggia

ali gola

sri lanka, 2018

mohagoda, sri lanka, 2018

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Daniel Fuller was born in Hanalei, Kauai. His work as a photographer and artist is best understood through his 26 years as a surfer and 13 years as a professional big wave specialist. To experience life through one’s own person, no matter how talented or special, and yet to see it through eyes that are impersonal, david magee

is a theme that recurs in his abstract seascapes time and again.

the sweep, castlefreke west cork, ireland, 2006

Travelling all over the globe to find the biggest, the gnarliest, the tightest, and the most powerful wave ever seen, seems

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like a surreal and futile pursuit in and of itself. These epic feats of daring and physical skill usually occur in far-off

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places where there is no witness; places like Bali, the Maldives or some remote pipeline break off Tahiti called Teahupo’o.

14 X 16.50 in. The point of these exploits is to publish and publicize an ongoing stream of exciting and “extreme” surfing images to feed an ever-growing audience that consumes the magazines, films, websites and especially merchandise that the surf industry is hawking. Now that “surfing” as a lifestyle has wholly overwhelmed the actual sport itself, it is interesting to look at a body of work that is both connected to the sport and yet unrelated to much of what it has become. The man who specializes in surfing the north shore of Oahu’s famous “Banzai Pipeline”, and who flies to Maui to “paddle in” to the famous and treacherous “Jaws” wave (jet ski tow-ins are frowned upon) on special needle shaped boards known as Available Sizes: 14 x 16.5 | 21 x 25 | 29.5 x 34.5 | 42 x 49

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“guns”, actually sees the ocean very differently than we might imagine.

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In Fuller’s work, the ocean and the shore are abstracted beyond recognition to the point that what we see is just color; the composition is a transition from one to the other - dry land merges into the water and the image becomes a part of the liquid experience. The mood recalls those famous descriptions of swimming in the novels of Albert Camus’ novels where he beautifully describes the sensation of being swallowed by the water, with so much pleasure that the reader is left doubting whether the narrator will ever return. For Camus, swimming represents some glimmering of collective harmony, the possibility of transcendence. This is even more true in surfing, where one is engulfed in the miracle that is nature, and gravity alone will permit a man to slide down the face of

daniel fuller untitled, 2011 c-print face mounted to non-glare plexiglass 70.25 X 70.25 in.

a wave, allowing him to regulate both his speed and direction. This symbiosis between man and nature is what gives surfing its “soulful” nature - the silent pairing of man to the Earth’s primary element without the use of technology or engineering - remember, the surfer stands on a simple board and hand paddles his way into the dropit’s a sport that hasn’t fundamentally changed in over a hundred years. Fuller’s abstractions bring to mind that soulful meditative moment of total confidence and calm that the professional surfer must find before he launches off the peak of those death-defying monster waves or gets “tubed” inside the perilous barreling waves that powerfully break in a few inches of water as they hit sharp coral reefs. Surfing has always retained an aesthetic simplicity that makes it half sport, half meditation. Fuller channels that vintage quality of early surfing culture when the sport was not about selling sunglasses and bathing trunks, it was a simple contemplation of nature and a way to connect with it.

Fuller’s photographs, whether taken in Hawaii, Tahiti or Sumatra bring with them both sides of what it means to seek out the “extreme” in surfing. The work evokes the soulful beauty of the ocean as well as its intimidating and deadly power. The sensual allure of his beautiful hues of blue mixed with the ominous presence of a body of water whose sheer scale makes it feel infinite, remind us just how minuscule and insignificant we are relative to the ocean and the broader context of the Universe.

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—Adam Lindemann

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daniel fuller

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untitled, 2019

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daniel fuller daniel fuller untitled, 2017 untitled, 2014 c-print face mounted to c-print face mounted to non-glare plexiglass 72 X 48 in.

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daniel fuller

playa las viudas 1:12 am, 2010

insanities 3:18 am, 2009

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Anna Sweet’s work marries a craftsman’s approach to material with an Art Nouveau influence. Known anna sweet

for her luminous underwater nudes, Sweet portrays the ethereal through harmonious modes of

charlotte, 2019

painting and photography. By employing radiant minerals and pigments, the artist reimagines familiar

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elements of nature and the female form, rendering them brilliantly new to the viewer’s eye.

overlaid with resin,

Raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, above her mother’s art gallery, Sweet and her nine siblings were

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immersed in the art world from a young age. Perennially inspired by the light of the sun and the

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movement of the body, Sweet’s hand evokes the dynamic sensuality of beauty in motion, capturing transient moments of swim or dance. Revealing the sensuality and elegance of women throughout the most exotic waters of the world, Sweet engages minerals like mica, diamond dust, and glass on the image, resulting in a mixed-media approach that offers an otherworldly experience to the viewer. Sweet’s work mimics elements of her shooting environments and creates effects reminiscent of the glistening moment when the sun kisses the sea. The photographic images and encased materials coalesce into a stunning, seemingly three-dimensional representations of the female form.

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anna sweet

stella, 2013

madelyn, 2018

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anna sweet naia, 2014 metallic c print mounted to aluminum and overlaid

anna sweet

with uv resin, minerals,

alana, 2018

and black sea sand

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anna sweet nalu anela (surf angel), 2013 metallic c print mounted to

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aluminum and overlaid with uv

leilani, 2018

resin, minerals, crystals, glass,

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sea sand, and

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Bryce Groark is an award winning Photographer, Director, Producer, Cinematographer and Father from Kona, Hawaii. For more than 15 years, he’s explored the world working as a freelance photographer, producer and cinematographer, specializing in the marine environment, working with National Geographic, HBO, ESPN, PBS, Discovery, Travel Channel, A&E, Tesla and Red Bull. bryce groark

His work has been featured in numerous documentaries, television series, magazines, newspapers and a myriad of

honu moon, 2016

international film festivals, museums and aquariums around the world. With more than 6,000 hours shooting underwater,

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Bryce has created meaningful and innovative programming covering issues in more than 50 countries.

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For years, his efforts and images have worked to showcase the matters surrounding marine life all over the globe. In

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2004, he started Living Ocean Productions, on the Big Island of Hawaii, with the goal of bridging the gap between the scientific community and the general public. In 2010, Bryce assisted in helping Hawaii prohibits the possession, sale or trade of any shark fin products in the state, helping to make Hawaii the safest place in the world for sharks. Bryce is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Ocean Preservation Alliance, an organization that connects scientists and NGO’s with super-yachts around the world and sits on the International Board of Directors for WildAid.

Bryce’s fine art photography, all presented on recycled slabs of aluminum, has its roots in his love of marine life. When he is not outside the cage filming for Shark Week, he can be found, camera in hand, diving the world’s oceans looking for the perfect shot.

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bryce groark bryce groark whale in raratonga, 2019 archival inkjet limited edition mounted on recycled aluminium

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bryce groark

honu sunrise, 2010

baby galapagos

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sea lion, 2014

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Exposure  

In photography, exposure is the amount of light per unit area reaching a photographic film or electronic image sensor, as determined by shut...

Exposure  

In photography, exposure is the amount of light per unit area reaching a photographic film or electronic image sensor, as determined by shut...

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