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April 5 - 16, 2024 

Opening Reception: Friday, Apr. 5, 6 - 8 PM

Gilles Chalandon 
Hans D'Hollosy 

Recovery and Reconnection

37-39 Clinton St NEW YORK

ABOUT

Space 776 is pleased to present a two-person show featuring the work of artists Gilles Chalandon and Hans D’Hollosy.  This show explores the artists’ personal Recovery and Reconnection with the world through the art-making process, showcasing a collection of deeply personal artworks that explore themes of healing, reconnection, and artistic expression.

Born in Le Vigan, France in 1956, Chalandon's artistic journey has been shaped by his passion for capturing the essence of reality through photography and painting. Chalandon consistently finds himself returning to his creative pursuits during times of transition. His artwork, characterized by meticulous attention to detail and color, reflects his connection to his surroundings and the people who have influenced his life. In Chalandon’s most recent painting Jerry we see an example of his personal reconnection with the world during his recovery. “Jerry and I met through swimming but had lost touch for many years,” says Chalandon. “We reconnected by chance during my recovery when I began to swim again. Jerry is a photographer and one day he photographed me.  I thought, well it's only right for me to paint him.”

This exhibition presents a selection of Chalandon's works, spanning from his early explorations in Paris to his recent reflections on his move to New York City (in 1984). The drawings A Loud Bar and Hehehe are examples of twelve drawings produced at that time between November 1984 and May 1985. The artist says, “Taking a plane from Paris, I met my future wife, Shelley, and these first seven months enriched my life.”

This exhibition features works by Chalandon's friend, the Dutch-Indonesian painter Hans D'Hollosy, D'Hollosy was born in 1953 and educated in The Hague, The Netherlands, and Eugene, Oregon, Hans has lived and painted in Los Angeles and New York City. D’Hollosy holds a BFA from the University of Oregon. D'Hollosy textured and colorful compositions complement Chalandon's own artistic vision. Through this collaboration, Chalandon aims to honor the creative spirit of his friend and share his unique perspective with the public.

SELECTED IMAGES

INSTALLATION VIEWS  

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