Raw Beauty: Bradley Theodore and Antoine Verglas

June 11th through July 31st 2015

RAW BEAUTY Bradley Theodore and Antoine Verglas June 11 through July 31, 2015 New York, NY - ACA Galleries is pleased to announce its forthcoming exhibition, RAW BEAUTY: Bradley Theodore and Antoine Verglas, on view June 11 through July 31, 2015. The focus of the exhibition is a collaborative series between celebrated artist Bradley Theodore and renowned photographer Antoine Verglas that combines the excitement of street art with the sensuality of fashion photography. The canvasses for the project are internationally acclaimed models painted by Theodore and then captured on camera by Verglas. In addition to the collaboration series the exhibition at ACA Galleries will feature individual paintings by Theodore and photographs by Verglas. Fashion models wear beauty everyday, what better canvas for art in its purest form than the human body. I teamed up with my friend Antoine Verglas, whose work I respect greatly, to combine our worlds and create an exhibit that highlights both my painting and his photography in a way that is unique and provocative. - Bradley Theodore When Bradley and I decided to work on this project we wanted to bring art to life and then capture that moment in photos. This was the perfect way to do that. We used fashion models to create a living piece of art that can be captured in that moment with movement changing the piece with each pose. Bradley’s creations were genius and the models were stunning and a pleasure to work with. - Antoine Verglas When I was asked to be part of this project I jumped at the chance. I have worked with Antoine before and I am a great admirer of Bradley's art. It was an amazing experience to be able to project Bradley's art, with my body, in a variety of emotional poses for Antoine photography. - Hana Nitsche, supermodel Born on the island of Turks & Caicos, Bradley Theodore lives in New York City and has become an integrated part of the art scene. Dedicated to making his art accessible for all to see in the streets of international cities like New York, London, Los Angeles, Oslo and Paris, his iconic subjects, painted in bright colors, have become his signature style. A documentary film on Theodore’s life and art is currently being produced by ASSEMBLY9 and will be released later this year. Theodore will also be participating in the exhibition program for FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life at the Bronx Botanical Garden on view May 16 through November 1, 2015. Born in Paris, Antoine Verglas is a New York City based photographer who gained popular acclaim for his uninhibited documentary-style fashion photographs of celebrities and supermodels including Halle Berry, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Penelope Cruz, Angelina Jolie, Claudia Schiffer and Stephanie Seymour, among others. His photography has appeared in major publications including Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, GQ, Maxim, Sports Illustrated and Vogue, among others. Verglas has published two books of his photography: SHOWGIRL (2011) and Untitled (2013). Fine Art Media Contact: Casey Bergen Curator, ACA Galleries [email protected] (212) 206-8080 Entertainment Media Contact: Victor J. Cipolla Evil Genius PR [email protected] (844) 438-3845

Selected Works

Petra Grand Fond, Shell Beach

Photograph, 2015

30 × 40 in, 30, 40, , in

Petra Grand Fond Laying

Photograph, 2015

20 × 30 in, 20, 30, , in

Shanai, Saline

Photograph, 2015

40 × 60 in, 40, 60, , in

Angel and Hana

Photograph, 2015

30 × 20 in, 30, 20, , in

Georgie Back

Photograph, 2015

45 × 30 in, 45, 30, , in

Georgie Lips

Photograph, 2015

24 × 16 in, 24, 16, , in

Georgie Dancing

Photograph, 2015

60 × 40 in, 60, 40, , in

Angel 2

Photograph, 2015

24 × 16 in, 24, 16, , in

Hana Back

Photograph, 2015

45 × 30 in, 45, 30, , in

Hana Closeup

Photograph, 2015

30 × 20 in, 30, 20, , in

Natalia

Photograph, 2015

20 × 30 in, 20, 30, , in

Hana Dancing

Photograph, 2015

60 × 40 in, 60, 40, , in

Hana's Flower

Photograph, 2015

45 × 30 in, 45, 30, , in

Cinthya 1, St. Barth

Photograph, 2015

30 × 40 in, 30, 40, , in

Christine

Photograph, 2015

30 × 40 in, 30, 40, , in

Aurora Mirror - Sepia

Photograph, 2015

40 × 40 in, 40, 40, , in

Aurora 5A - Sepia

Photography, 2015

40 × 60 in, 40, 60, , in

Julia Lescova, St. Barth

Photography, 2015

40 × 30 in, 40, 30, , in

Cinthya 2, St. Barth

Photography, 2015

40 × 30 in, 40, 30, , in

Road Trip, 2003

Photograph, 2015

60 × 46 in, 60, 46, , in

Aurora 5C - Sepia

Photograph, 2015

40 × 60 in, 40, 60, , in

Anna in Purple

Acrylic and oil stick on paper, 2015

16 × 12 in, 16, 12, , in

American Express Centurion

Acrylic and oil stick on canvas, 2015

30 × 40 in, 30, 40, , in

The Walls

Acrylic and oil stick on paper, 2015

16 × 12 in, 16, 12, , in

John Christie

Acrylic and oil stick on canvas, 2014

48 × 36 in, 48, 36, , in

Georgie Closeup

Photograph, 2015

45 × 30 in, 45, 30, , in