FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Petites Luxures in NYC!
May 6th – May 27th, 2023
NEW YORK CITY – Harman Projects is pleased to present Petites Luxures In NYC!, a solo exhibition by the eponymous Parisian artist. This will be the artist’s first solo presentation with the gallery and his second solo exhibition in New York City.
A successor to the Boudoir artists who thrived in France from around 1900 to 1940, Petites Luxures brings a contemporary aesthetic to a legacy established a century ago. Luxures employs creative wordplay and thoughtful mark making resulting in clever and erotic illustrations. Exploring intimacy and sexuality across a variety of media, Luxures’ unique brand of cheeky art makes use of phrases combining both French and English words to find humor in sensuality.
The artist’s signature drawings often feature black line work of sexual scenes with carefully omitted sections that push the work into varying levels of abstraction. This use of selective information invites the viewer to take a more intentional look at the work in order to fully grasp the nature of the image.
In addition to the minimally illustrated drawings and paintings on paper that the artist is widely known for, they have created several paintings on canvas, three dimensional collaged paintings displayed in antique domed glass frames and a series of sculptural works to round off the expansive exhibition.
Please join us Saturday, May 6th at 210 Rivington Street, New York, NY for the opening reception of Petites Luxures In NYC! from 6pm to 8pm. The artist will be in attendance and there will be a performance by singer-songwriter Carsie Blanton at 6:00 as well as a release of a limited edition screen print.
210 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002
Opening Night Reception:
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Exhibition On View:
May 6th – May 27th, 2023
Harman Projects: https://www.harmanprojects.com
Petites Luxures: https://www.instagram.com/petitesluxures/
ABOUT THE GALLERY:
Harman Projects was founded in 2022 by curator and gallerist Ken Harman. Our goal is to provide an inclusive and welcoming environment to foster a community of likeminded artists, collectors, and art lovers in New York City and beyond.
Our focus at Harman Projects lies mainly in the New Contemporary genre, encompassing historical movements such as New York City graffiti and SoCal pop- surrealism as well as contemporary schools of art such as Bay Area abstracted realism, international muralism and Japanese-inspired SuperFlat.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
The artist’s minimalist pen and ink drawings have generated a cult-like following in the digital realm, accruing over 1 million followers on Instagram. In 2018, Petites Luxures’ first solo exhibition in New York, “Petites Luxures in Big Apple.” was held at Hashimoto Contemporary. His works have been published in Playboy and Vanity Fair, and he has exhibited in Paris, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.