OPENING 27TH OCTOBER 2012 - GALERIE ST. GEORGE, STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK Galerie St. George, the premier art gallery of Staten Island, is kicking off its new "Italian Artists Program" to support emerging young artists coming from Italy to America! We will have a fun-filled evening of Italian cuisine, an art opening from Italian photographer CLARA TURCHI, and a screening of Federico Fellini's masterpiece "The White Sheik". Come meet new friends and supporters of Italian culture in America, and support our new mission! Admission is FREE.
Audrey Vampire. 2012. Scraped off BW photographic print
(One of the pieces on show)
Gary Brant, owner of GSG, commented: "[...] brilliant Italian photographerClara Turchi, whose intricately hand-surface surreal imagery, ghost like and haunting, have not chilled me so since I first studied the work of Ralph Eugene Meatyard as a young photography student in Houston studying at Rice University with my teacher, Geoff Winningham." And again: "I am so excited to be premiering CLARA TURCHI in New York, she is a stunningly talented artist that is bridging the worlds of surrealism, horror, and manipulated textures to create photographs of haunting power. You do NOT want to miss the opportunity to meet this young Italian artist who is breaking ground faster than it can form beneath her feet!"