Nov/Dec 2010
Upcoming Exhibition...


Nov 12 through Dec 31

Opening reception: Friday, Nov 12, 6-8pm

Paulette Tavormina, Lemons and Pomegranates

The Robert Klein Gallery is honored to host our first solo exhibition of Paulette Tavormina's still-life photography, entitled Natura Morta.

Tavormina lives and works in New York City, gathering produce at farmers markets throughout Manhattan in order to create the intricate studies she captures on film. Her arrangements often recall the sumptuous detail of seventeenth century master painters, highlighting the food on display as much as the table setting, while some images are pared down, with twine replacing fine silverware in a style reminiscent of Spanish still life masters such as Francisco de Zurbarán and Juan Sánchez Cotán.


Before Natura Morta, Tavormina was a food stylist in Hollywood, her work seen on the silver screen in films such as Nixon and The Perfect Storm. She has also worked with chefs, including Doug Rodriquez, Mark Miller, and the Fabulous Beekman Boys, arranging and photographing food for cookbooks. She currently photographs works of art for Sotheby's, New York.


With a successful first showing in Robert Klein Gallery's presentation at Paris Photo 2009, Tavormina has also garnered acclaim in the United States. As Wayne Andersen writes in his introduction to her catalog, "All of Paulette's still-lifes are about the simplicities of life: seeing and feeling the birth of things, aging while seizing precious moments, facing up to the fragility of love, balancing emotions on thin high-wires, hiding secrets in sealed tombs, suffering desires-tempus fugit...Oddly, her still-lifes are not still, but like her, are scrambled with life." 


Tavormina's work will be on display at the Robert Klein Gallery from November 12 - December 31. Please join us for an opening reception on November 12 from 6-8pm.

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Image: Lemons and Pomegranates, after J.v.H., 2009
Visit Philadelphia to see the work of
Strange Evidence
Oct 23, 2010 through Feb 2011

Mark Cohen, Bubble Gum, 1975

Mark Cohen, who lives and works in Wilkes-Barre, his Pennsylvania hometown, has had a distinguished career as an innovative street photographer.  His unique style was acknowledged by John Szarkowski and awarded a solo show at the Museum of Modern Art in 1973 when Cohen was 30 years old. This month the Philadelphia Museum Art joins the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in sponsoring one person shows.  His work is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the George Eastman House, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and the Fogg Museum, Cambridge. Cohen's awards include a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and two Guggenheim fellowships. Cohen is the author of GRIM STREET (powerHouse Books, 2005).

Strange Evidence at the Philadelphia Museum of Art runs through February 2011.

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For information about purchasing prints, please contact Eunice Hurd at the Gallery

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Image: Bubble Gum, 1975
New work by

Lajos Geenen, Untitled (Variations VII)

Lajos Geenen is a Dutch photographer who currently lives and works in NYC.
He has studied photography and film both in The Netherlands and in the US, where he was an artist in residence at the School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. His work has been widely exhibited in Europe and in the US, coming to the Robert Klein Gallery for the first time in 2005.

A visit to Geenen's newly updated site reveals three new collections: Mnemonic, Precincts, and Untitled.

The image above is from the Untitled collection, a recent series of photographs depicting artists in their studios. In Mnemonic, Geenen explores adult relationships within the context of his childhood memories. The collections are somber in mood, their blank-faced characters standing still, which hint at broader themes of solitude and space.

To read more, visit Geenen's site
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Image: Untitled (Variations VII), 2010
Oct 27, 2010: The Boston Globe reviews

Cig Harvey, Emie in the Truck, Rockport, Maine, 2008

Boston Globe correspondent Cate McQuaid covered the Gallery's show of Cig Harvey's work in the October 27, 2010, Theater/Art section.  McQuaid writes: "[Harvey is] deeply engaged in composition, in the shapes that fill the frame....The emphasis
evident in the self-portraits on what it is to be a girl or woman is more tender when Harvey aims her camera at others."  To read more, click here.

Cig Harvey's work will be on display through Nov 6.
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Image: Emie in the Truck, Rockport, Maine, 2008
please join us at...

November 18-21, 2010
Carrousel du Louvre, Paris
Booth F22
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Aqua Art Miami 2010
December 1-5, 2010
The Aqua Hotel, Miami
Room 210
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March 17-20, 2011
Park Avenue Armory, New York
Booth 404
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