Photographs by Michal Chelbin
This marks Michel Chelbin’s debut exhibition at Andrea Meislin Gallery, featuring work from her first, and recently released publication Strangely Familiar: Acrobats, Athletes, and Other Traveling Troupes (Aperture, 2007). One of the art world’s rising stars, Chelbin’s portraits of small town performers in circuses and other traveling troupes from Eastern Europe, Russia, Israel and England, offer a glimpse into worlds that are both strange and familiar. The setting, costumes, and subjects may seem exotic, but Chelbin’s portraits look beyond to capture a transcendent sense of individual character.
Andrea Meislin Gallery
526 West 26th Street, Suite 214
New York, New York
Opening reception and book signing with the Artist: 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Exhibition on view: September 4–October 18, 2008